Happy Friday! It's The Paper Plunge challenge day!!!! Yeah!!!!
This week our Design Team is challenging you to try a NEW technique!! It's very easy to get in a rut with the same 'ole same 'ole! So this was good for us too!
Here is my card this week:
The new technique I'm using is called the Bokeh stamping technique. I guess it's actually a photography trick for blurring the lines so to speak! I've seen it on some cards & thought I'd give it a try!
Now in my research, I discovered that this is a watercolor type technique. So I tried it as such. This is how my first card came out:
But as you may or may not know, working with Watercolor Paper is perfect for watercoloring but not necessarily for stamping! It's designed to absorb the water, which it does. But the paper isn't "smooth", so stamping is a bit tricky. Thus the tag here. Plus, there's a lag time while waiting for it to dry. Not long, but still some!
So I started playing. I'm more of a CAS (Clean And Simple) kinda stamper so I pulled out my Whisper White cardstock, ink & sponge! I like the way it came out even better! No wait for a dry- it's dye ink with no water!!!
On either one, the white dots or blurring is done with the
Whisper White Craft Ink. It's a pigment ink. Takes a bit longer to dry, but it has a dimension to it that the dye ink doesn't. It kind of "sits" on top of the card instead of absorbing into the paper. Make sense? I did learn one thing tho-I need to reink my ink pad!!! lol
Although either card is lovely, I'm pretty sure I'll be repeating the first!!! It was actually very quick & easy!
Stamp sets used are One Tag Fits all from the new Occasions Catalog &
It's Your Day from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. These 2 catalogs are quickly becoming my favorites EVAH!!! I will be so bummed when the SAB catty is gone! This stamp set is amazing!!!
So what new technique did you try? Show us over at
I'm dying to see what my fellow designers came up with! I'm sure I'll be CASEing!!!!!