Monday, December 23, 2013

Bokeh Technique Holiday Card

I found this fun technique on Split Coast Stampers.

Bokeh is defined as the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, esp. as rendered by a particular lens

Here is my version of this very unique technique using a variety of items from Club Scrap, including stamps from the Gnomes for the Holidays collection.  The set was very popular and has already sold out but the paper and digital collections are still available for purchase.

I created the Bokeh effect using stamps from the Neon Doodles 2013 Retreat collection and a pencil eraser with CS® White Pigment ink. I stamped it on dark brown cardstock from the 2010 Raku kit. The red is from 2001 Polynesian kit and the green is Gnome for the Holidays 2013.

I stamped the holly in white on the brown panel as well as on the dark green from Gnomes and fussy cut them out and attached them to the panel with hot glue. Also added red glitter glue for the berries and brown Sharpie marker to highlight the branches.

The two sets of 3 white dots were made using a white gel pen.

You can also check out Kay Williamson's card and tutorial for this technique on the Club Scrap Creates Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this Julie - a great way to take a trend and use it for the holidays!

  2. Julie, this is a beautiful take on the technique! I will have to try this. Merry Christmas to you!
    Janice In WI

  3. Beautiful Julie, this turned out so cool! You have the best ideas!