Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Joy with Crackerbox Palace and the Bokeh Effect

It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and today I am sharing a Christmas card using beautiful Crackerbox Palace stamps and a fun new technique called Bokeh Stamping. Perhaps you have seen photographs such as this one that shows the Bokeh Effect in photography:

I found some cards on Pinterest that show how to use that technique in stamping. I started with the beautiful holly and Joy to the World stamps from CBP. Then I added red ink using a finger dauber darker in the middle and then lighter with each generation of ink. I also added gold ink in smaller circles using a pencil eraser and again several generations of ink from dark in the center to lighter going out. The technique was easy and fun and makes a lovely background on your cards. I added some red sticker berries and layered the front piece onto my favorite paper: Kraft-Core Shattered by Tim Holtz for Core'dinations. 

I am entering this card in the Traditional Christmas Colors challenges at  Fab 'n' Funky and Holly Jolly Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Pat K said...

Beautiful card Karen. Love this new technique you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Jane Luxem said...

Awesome technique!

Bianca said...

What a super lovely Christmas card in red and green! I love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge! xx Bianca

Angelique said...

Wonderful card.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Huggsss, Angelique