Big Day Bokeh Technique

Good Morning! Happy Friday!

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Now, onto the card I wanted to share today…

Have you seen the bokeh technique yet?! As a fan of photography, I love bokeh! Love to see it in photos, and I am trilled to see it now in stamping! Now, I didn't come up with this technique myself, but I'm going to share it with you. You've got to give it a try! 

big day bohek

There are so many different looks you can achieve with this technique. In fact, I wanted to try doing this technique with different shapes other than circles- I thought stars or hearts would be super cute! Especially for a Valentine's card! I decided to give the hearts a try- and it's so pretty!!! I couldn't wait to share it with you! I will share the full card (and hopefully a video!) with you next week- but here's a little peak for now 😉 

heart bokeh sneak peak by stampingjo


Here are the supplies used on the first card:Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog





  • Melon Mambo base 5 ½ x 8 ½
  • Elegant Eggplant 5 !/4 x 3 ¼
  • Water color paper 5 X 5


  1. Cut a piece of window sheet to fit card, this will be your circles template.
  2. Run Window sheet thru Big Shot with various sizes of circles framelits
  3. Lay a stack of paper towels on your work area
  4. Place water color paper on the stack of paper towels
  5. Use your Aquapainter to wet your watercolor paper really well.
  6. Pick up the reinkers with the aquapainter (use clear block to put drops of reinker on as a palette)
  7. Squeeze the bulb of the aquapainter and drop the color onto the wet watercolor paper. It will “spread” in different patterns!
  8. Fill in the white spaces with another color, make sure you get those edges
  9. NOTE: If you mix the two colors of reinkers you will get another color! 
  10. Dab the edges where the color pools with paper towel
  11. Let the paper dry COMPLETELY!
  12. Stamp your sentiment in Black Memento Ink.
  13. Use the clear circles template and sponge the White StazOn in circle patterns over your COMPLETELY Dried water color paper.
  14. Attach the watercolor layer to the Elegant Eggplant layer, then to your card bases.
  15. Attach a few rhinestones to complete your Bokeh look!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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