Hello there! My sweet blog friend Lisa and I have decided to do the Make it Monday challenge together. I have been seeing this bokeh look popping up all over blog land. I saw a card a while back that Betsy from the PTI design team had done showing how to do this effect on a card. I loved it so much I had to give it a try. I used the different sized solid circles in Beautiful Blooms II to stamp my background.
Let me just tell you how much of a pain in the butt these butterflies were. I die cut these things about 4 to 5 times trying different looks until I settled on these. I die cut the butterflies, embossed with white embossing powder and then added another layered butterfly in vellum. I originally embossed on the vellum, but that didn't work out so well. When I tried to slightly curve the wings, the embossing broke into pieces and looked awful. I am now wondering if they would have looked better if I embossed them in black instead of white. Sigh
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Ink: Tim Holtz Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar
I played along in a couple challenges:
The Friday Mashup challenge this week is POLKA DOTS
Make sure to stop by and see what Lisa Henke has created.
Thanks so much for stopping by,