Video. Creating a bokeh effect background for a card using stamps and embossing paste

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Instead of doing another Inspired by Pinterest video I decided to share something a bit different. I’ve been enjoying making cards with a stamped bokeh effect, so I though I’d share a video here showing you my way of creating this effect.

Here are some other cards with a bokeh effect I’ve shared on my blog over the past few month. All of them are Christmas-themed. The one I’m going to show you today, however, is a Birthday-themed one. I think this bokeh effect can be used on just about any card.

Майстерня різдвяних листівок 2013 | Ефект боке за допомогою штампів Merry Christmas Bokeh Card Листівка щомісяця: Листівка до Нового Року із паєтками ‘Tis the season to be Jolly Hero Arts Neon Card

Here’s a card I’m sharing with you today:

Yana Smakula | A Bokeh background card using stamps from Hero Arts and inks from ClearSnap

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Yana Smakula | A Bokeh background card using stamps from Hero Arts and inks from ClearSnap

Yana Smakula | A Bokeh background card using stamps from Hero Arts and inks from ClearSnap

Now to create a bokeh effect like this you will most definitely need to use circle stamps or a stencil. I prefer stamps for the actual stamping part, but either way you are going to end up having a beautiful result.

I suggest using these circle stamps from Hero Arts – they are very basic, but they can be used for so many different things! I have another video using this set coming soon.

Штампи Circles, Hero Arts, CL674

And/or you can use this stencil to create a bokeh effect and apply embossing paste. Stencils from ClearSnap and very thick, so you can easily ass a thin or a very thick layer of paste if you want:

Clearsnap Colorbox Screen ROUNDED Stencil 85010

Here are some other stencil options you can go for:

Links lead to two stores: ЗС – an online store here in Ukraine for my Ukrainian readers and SSS – Simon Says Stamp. Happy shopping!


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4 Comments

    1. What a card! Love how you made the bokeh effect with different textures, inks and levels of transparency… very realistic. Gorgeous!

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