Saturday, 3 March 2018


Hello lovely crafters, 
I tried a new technique for this card. There are so many interesting things to try but often I go back to the same ideas. 

This is the Bokeh technique which turned out to be surprisingly easy. I watched a couple of You Tube videos then used a template of my own making. 

I used a white Brilliance ink pad to sponge circles of different colour intensity over the yellow background. Some practice will give even better effects. This inkpad gives a nice shimmery effect but not very white. It's now yellow anyway!

I'd like to know if anyone has a really good white inkpad they can recommend which stamps well?

It's a new month and a new set of challenges at 52CCT. This time Fabiola has a sketch for us. 

I originally made this using the sketch in this orientation but then realised it made much more sense to turn it round. Luckily I realised before I glued it down. 

What have I learnt? It is good to try new things, sometimes they are easier than you imagine but might also result in new purchases!

I hope you have time to join in the challenge and do visit the rest of the DT whose cards are always varied and interesting. 

Thanks for visiting and keep warm. x


  1. Hi Alison

    A great technique used really well .. .. love the finished look.

    I haven't come across a white ink pad that I am totally happy with yet .. .. which is why I tend to use white embossing powder a lot of the time. I will be interested to see if anyone else has come across one that behaves well.

    I do like the white Stazon ink pad that you keep re-inking - especially because you can use it on acetate too .. .. but of course it is a permanent ink so you need to clean the stamps well afterwards.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  2. I'm with Jules on the ink pad comment - embossing powder always resorted to by me I'm afraid.
    Your card looks really good - the circles add extra dimension - am well impressed!
    have a great weekend.

  3. That's a great effect Alison and it really adds atmosphere to the candle making it look like its twinkling. A beautiful card x

  4. I love the design of your card! The bokeh circle really plays so nicely with the candle! I think this would even work for birthday candles!

  5. Elle est magnifique ta carte Alison, lumineuse et poétique, je te recommande l'encre avery elle blanche, le résultat est super, biz

  6. So pretty card Alison
    Thank you for your comment in my blog
    Hugs from Chile

  7. Your Bokeh design looks really effective. I only have the same ink pad as Jules mainly because it can be re inked. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. The bokeh effect is perfect teamed with your stamped candle image. I used to have a stazon white ink but it dried up and I had to through it out - a good excuse to go shopping! xx

  9. I think this is a lovely technique and your card is beautiful Alison. Barbxx


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