Monday, 28 September 2015

Halftone Bokeh

Hi, this is my second card post for today but I've got three days off work and couldn't think of anything better to do than stamp :)

This card was made for the current Muse challenge, the no patterned paper theme at Simon Says Stamp, the circle theme at CASology and the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  Now I'm not sure this card classifies as CAS as there's not a lot of white space going on, but it is clean so I'm entering it anyways.



I wanted to keep the soft, muted tones of Anita's muse card, so chose my palest Simon Says Stamp inks and covered a piece of white cardstock with the halftone image from So 80's.  I then softened the colors more by sponging over the panel, bokeh style using white ink and a home-made bokeh stencil.  As you couldn't see the sponged circles, I then white-embossed a whole heap of circles down the right hand side of the panel.  In keeping with Anita's black frame and black die-cut sentiment, I die-cut the "wishing" sentiment and white embossed one of the smaller sentiments in the set before cutting it out, angling both edges.  I tucked the embossed sentiment into the tail of the 'g' in Wishing for some added interest.



Thanks for visiting.





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Products used:

Stamps:  So 80's (WP9), Sending and Wishing (SSS), Lots of Dots (SSS)
Ink:  Melon, Lake Shores, Duckling, Twirling Tutu, Mint (SSS), Unicorn White (HA), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, black
Accessories:  White EP, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle Die, Wishing Die (SSS)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse Card Challenge.

15 comments:

Ardyth said...

You've created a really neat effect on the background, Karren! Very pretty card! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology this week!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Perfect card for these challenges! Love your halftone background!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a brilliant interpretation of the Muse! Love that you stamped the colors instead of watercoloring them! Love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

PHENOMENAL Karren!!! I am so VERY late to the MUSE party,--I just made it!!!!

Gayatri said...

LOVE the background. Gorgeous card. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp No Designer Paper Challenge.
Gayatri

Hazel Hodgkins said...

That background looks amazing Karren! So interesting and dynamic! Fabulous to have you join us at CASology this week!

Jacquie Southas said...

Cool background - love the interlocking circles flowing out of the sentiment!

Deni(se) said...

A very fun card to just "take in". Lots of interest in the changes of your colors and patterns.

Neets B said...

I love the effect you created on your background, and the little tumble of circles to one side. So striking yet you've kept the pastels really gentle too, awesome interpretation of my card.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita x

wienerhoneymooners said...

-Also WONDERFUL take onthe CASology! Thanks for joining us!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this is such a super-cool background! This card is fabulous Karren!

SonjaK said...

Oh, I love those colors! They look so fantastic against the black frame and writing.

Jeanne said...

Well done! Your card is so pretty and has so much detail. :-)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love your card! Great take on the sketch!

Hannelie said...

Congrats for being the top pick at Muse! Also thanks for joining Casology and CTS with this amazing card!