Friday, May 1, 2015

The House of Cards- bokeh effect

The bokeh effect is the hottest trend these days in crafting. It looks like our vendors are jumping on board also. This month at Simon Says Stamp they are featuring bokeh stencils.  For most of us we have made our own bokeh stencils. 

This month at House of Cards we are challenging you to bokeh! Check out what the DT has come up with for inspiration.

I have tried a few different techniques and for todays card, I combined several techniques. It might not be the more "traditional" bokeh technique, like this one I did a few months back.

Life is all about diversity and there are no two ways to do things. So, While the blue card might be the more standard bokeh, the green bokeh card makes me happy. I like the texture of the clear and white embossed circles. Hey, that's why there is chocolate and vanilla!

Come play along with us at the House of Cards and show us how you bokeh!!


Merethe Arstein said...

You have been busy makeing cards with bokeh effect this month SueT. ;) NiCe

Fun to see what you other girls have made.

Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

Donna said...

Wow, lots of stunning cards Sue, like all of them, the clouds are fabulous and like the circle ones, on the top one did you use an embossing folder or just create dimension with your stamping? Donna HOC DT

Michele Henderson said...

Sue, I just love this! I love the fresh pops of green color! Great effect!
Take care!
HOC DT teamie

Monika Reeck said...

wooww you made two cards
and all beautiful
but if you say I should choose I love the one with green colors..I love how you embossed that bokeh and then stamped it in green different technique I have seen today from all the DT Member
I just jump to your name now Sue..and LOVE YOUR DT CARDS..
Great post Sue
see you soon on my Blog teamie..
HOC DT Teamie

Monika Reeck said...

And Sue Congrats on being DT member at The Male Room

I love making male cards and will see you also there too, beside here at HOC room :)
your Bird card also amazing Sue..
hugs again

Mynn Kitchen said...

Sue, the use of sequins as part of your bokeh is FABULOUS! These sentiments are great, too! Beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sue! I like both of the Bokeh styles of your cards! As I have gone through all the DT cards I marvel at the amazing diversity of our creativity! Gorgeous cards! Have a great day!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards Sue! I love the colors and all of the added sequins!
Tammy x

Toni said...

I immediately noticed the textured bokeh! how did you achive that?

HOC DT Teamie

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely cards Sue, the backgrounds are fab!
Lorry :o) xx

linda said...

both of these cards are beautifully made! i love the green as it's my favourite colour and you're right - it's whatever makes you happy.
HOC teamie

Manuela said...

cool technique and card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool card - I also like it better than your blue card! Amazing background! Have a great weekend, teamie!

Daen'Ys said...

You are right, Sue! As much as the blue is quite in soft tones of Bokeh, as much the green color is vibrant and festive!! I love the texture of the latter! The embossing gives it a nice depth!
Have a beautiful sunday teamie!
Hugs, Rosi

Katy said...

Both of these cards are awesome! I love the green one-and the embossed effect is so cool. :) Big Hugs-Katy HOC Teammate

Barbara Rankin said...

Such fun cards, Sue. Love them. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Tracey said...

Both cards are fabulous this fun technique!