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Bokeh Inspired card with Paint Spots Stencil

Bokeh Inspired card with Paint Spots Stencil

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. This card kind came together from an experiment - I was just having a play with the Paint Spots stencil, and when I tried it on black card I had an idea. What if I re-positioned and tried it with different colours and pressures? Could it make a Bokeh inspired card? And would you know it, it did!

Paint Spot Stencil Card details:

I initially laid the stencil down over my card and secured it with low tack tape on the backside of the card. Even though I was using low tack tape, I prefer to stick the stencil down on the backside in case the tape tears the card as I remove it. I used distress oxides and a blending tool to apply a light covering in the first colour. I didn't go over the whole of the stencil and I varied the pressure to give different shades of the colour. This helps to add to the Bokeh effect. 

Once the first colour was applied, I removed the stencil and rotated it by 90 degrees. I adhered this back down and reapplied another colour over the top. I repeated this a third time with a different colour. Don't worry if they overlap, that helps add to the effect.

 I stamped and heat embossed in Penny the sentiment from the Break the rules stamp set: 'Life is a song, sing it'. I thought this went well with the design of the card, as though these are the lights sparkling as you are up on staging singing.....well that's what I thought, perhaps I' putting way to much thought behind the card!

I foam mounted this onto an A2 black card-base for dimension. Lastly, I embellished with colour corresponding sequins from my stash and clear nuvo drops - I tried to vary the size to help mimic the Bokeh effect.

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