Oh yeah!! It’s Friday!! I can’t complain, the week did move right along. The network issues are finally worked out at the office and I managed to catch up a bit today. I know I have said it almost every day but the weather here is just amazing this week. I would like to take this week’s weather and repeat it all year long. I will be off to Manhattan one day this weekend, not sure which one just yet. What are you up to?
My card for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week’s sketch is supplied by Allisa…
I wanted to do another bokeh style card and I thought that it would make a neat background for my favorite butterfly. Bokeh refers to a term in photography for the aesthetic quality of the blur. The large soft edged and shaded dots of the circles lend themselves to this effect. The base of the card is Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock. I took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the circles, which are done with a piece that I saved from the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set, in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. The stamped panel is then equally cut into 4 pieces and adhered to the base. The butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies Stamp Set and is my favorite butterfly image that we have. I stamped it in Early Espresso and used some eyeshadow sponges to shade it. A little Paper Snip action and it’s cut out! The greeting is from the Thanks & Hello Wood Mount Stamp Set and is also stamped in Early Espresso onto Pistachio Pudding that is backed with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the way the font in the greeting compliments the circles and I think the butterfly looks great shaded in. Thanks very much for taking time to come by and see my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Best of Butterflies Clear Mount and Thanks & Hello Wood Mount
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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