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Bokeh Made Simple

Image of cards showing Bokeh technique.

Bokeh is a photography term, Japanese for blur. The blur forces us to focus on the subject.

In cardmaking, Bokeh produces a great background. I love how it can be achieved easily by playing with inks and sponge daubers.

Here’s how:

  • Using a sponge dauber, blend and layer about 2-3 colours on white card stock
  • Using a sponge dauber, pick a darker ink colour and put dots randomly on your card stock. It’s even more effective if you stamp on and stamp off so that you get a varying shade of the same colour – one dark and one light
  • Layer your dots with White Craft Ink or metallic inks for shimmer
  • Embellish with a greeting or an image

Refer to the photo above to see how I put bokeh just at the center of the cards. You can do the whole card front but I find that it highlights the technique better when done this way.

Here’s a list of materials so you can do this at home:

This technique is relaxing and beautiful. I hope that you will try it at home. It is a lot of fun!

If you wish to learn this in class, let me know and I will organise the class for you. Bring along your besties and share the fun.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you’ll give it a go. Happy stamping!

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