How To Create a Simple Bokeh Background - MFT Tips & Tricks

Hello everyone!  If you've been card making for a long time, I'm sure you are familiar with the Bokeh Effect Background.  I just stumbled across this technique earlier this year but it's super simple and a lot of fun.  Bokeh basically means that an area of you photograph (or card in this case) looks out-of-focus.


I made this simple card with a cool Bokeh Background simply using three different inks and the newly released Basic Shapes - Circle Stencil.


I started with a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock 110 lb, slightly larger than my usual 4.25" x 5.5" card base size.  I taped it down with some post-it tape. 


I then blended some Blue Raspberry Premium Ink and Twisted Citron Distress Ink onto this panel.


Once dry, I used the Basic Shapes  - Circle Stencil and some Picket Fence White Distress Ink to start blending various sized and various intensities of white circles around my card.


To finish, I used my finger dauber without the stencil to put small white circles full of ink in various places around my panel.



I then let it dry.  Once dry, the effect is much more softer and effective.


And here is the final effect!  Pretty simple and lots of fun!

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see what other Tips and Tricks the MFT team has come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Rachel

2 comments :

  1. Love the color combo you chose! Pretty effect!

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  2. Totally gorgeous background!

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