January CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-11-10 à 12.50.04Welcome back to the mid month Nancy’s Bokeh reminder at CAS Mix Up!  There’s still plenty of time to play, the linky closes at midnight (PDST) on Thursday the 24th of January.  Add stamping and your choice listed on the blog’s sidebar and show us your take on the Bohek experience 😀  The video’s posted will surely get you going along with our special guest designer, Viv.  Our talented host, Nancy, will be moving to the new CAS Stencil Card casstencilChallenge, we will definitely miss her at CAS Mix Up!

This is a new technique to me which got me trying so many approaches.  For the first card, using my Misti, I stamped the Penny Black Dreamy flower in light pink.  This aloud me to follow the bloom section.  I used an old stamp set from SSS called lots of dots and stamped this whole area in different pinks.  Once satisfied, I sponged this whole surface with the light pink ink.  Finally I added the white pigment ink, but with the saturated paper I just couldn’t get any white ink definition, so I added some white EP.  To finish, I restamped the flower with Versafine ink, maintaining the heart clean.  This was silver heat embossed and left me with this result.img_3587

For the second card, I used a black 5,5″x7,5″ piece of card stock, a homemade stencil and my gelli plate.  Using Pébéo acrylics in the colours of turquoise blue, primary yellow and azo pink, I covered the entire card stock so that I could chose parts where the result was the best.  Once finished I sponged some ColorBox white pigment ink using the same DIY circle stencil.  My mojo wasn’t very creative so this card’s design is one I’ve made in the past …yup I got boggled by the darkness of my Bokeh 😛   My black panel was then die cut with MFT’s Die-namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows and paper pieced  into white textured card base previously die cut.  I used my Misti to stamp Around the Edge by Dylusions with Versamark.  The inserts were carefully removed so that I could black heat emboss the white card stock and white heat emboss the black Bokeh.  Using a black Zig marker, I shaded the white leaves and added some Wink of Stella to the black leaves.   A thick coat of Glossy accents was applied after the inserts were mounted on 4 layers of card stock and paper pieced into place.  Seven tiny black sequined flowers were adhered.  Sorry for the long resumé, but I have to admit, it was a fun journey.

Remember to pop by the CAS Mix Up blog for delicious creations from the team and our Guest Designer.  Do join us on this fun technique.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,






7 thoughts on “January CAS Mix Up Reminder

  1. Both are artsy and awesome, Joanna! I would have never thought of using the Bokeh technique to make a bloom. The combination of the shades of pink and the silver is so pretty. The second card is very impressive. I love the dark Bokeh panels and the black and white outlines showing in turn. They’re so beautiful and interesting. Shading the leaves with the Zig marker is effective too.
    Hideko xx

    p.s. Sorry for the delay in leaving comments. I was away from home for about a week.

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  2. Your Bokeh flower is so creative and pretty, Joanna! Love all the feeling of texture with the dots and the silver embossing makes it very elegant! Your second card amazes and astounds me! WOW! I love the variation in the leaves and the Bokeh on black! All put together so cleverly! You have outdone yourself, my friend!

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  3. Two amazing techniques to produce a bokeh effect. I especially love the first one – what a great way to use that stamp! Great use of all the shades of pink and then the white and silver heat embossing on top!

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  4. Both of your cards are so unique and absolutely stunning. Such a clever use of the bokeh effect on the first card and the design and combination of the elements on the second one is amazing. Both cards are so very inspirational x

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  5. Two very artsy and creative cards Joanna! Love that you’ve used the bokeh technique to create your beautiful bloom. So pretty with the silver embossing. And your second card is dramatic with the dark bokeh apertures. Amazing how you’ve connected them to the bokeh cutouts using a stamped leaf sprig, but managed to heat emboss in black and white. Very cool! xx


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