PCCCS Card Sketch #138 – a Stampin’ Up! Bokeh Picture

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I enjoy looking at several challenge sites – I get lots of inspiration from them but don’t enter too many. Today my card is for one of the sites I regularly check out – The Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch. I loved their sketch – I have an interest in photography so the Polaroid frame caught my eye. I remember the original Polaroid cameras and at my niece’s recent wedding I noticed someone with a new digital one – way cool!

Here is this week’s sketch from PCCCS.


The card I’ve created uses the On Film Framelits to frame a Bokeh image I “snapped”.


(If you’re not sure what the Bokeh effect is – check out this photography article by Nikon )

The card colours are from the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2016 In-Color Collection. The card base is Blackberry Bliss and my Bokeh image was created by sponging Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow ink onto a piece of Whisper White.

Once dried, I sponged Whisper White Craft Ink using a stencil made by punching circles in a Window Sheet. Rather than putting the 3 little circle embellishments of the sketch beside my frame, I’ve added them to the image itself. The little Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper circles are like the bright light spots that are found in Bokeh photography. You can also see in this close-up that the Dazzling Diamond is carried through to the small border to add some extra sparkle – in fact it almost has its own Bokeh going on!


You can’t really tell in the photos because the Blackberry Bliss is so dark, but rather than stamping a background image, I have textured the background with the Large Polka Dots Embossing folder to tie in with the circles of the image.

I thought the “you light up my life” sentiment from the Today & Everyday stamp set was just perfect for the Bokeh technique and I’ve attached it to the frame and on top of some matching ribbon with a simple staple. I really wanted the “focus” to be on the Bokeh image so kept this embellishment very understated!

I originally made this card as a swap but had never posted about it – so I have loved the chance to make some adjustments and share it in the PCCCS Card Sketch #138. Don’t forget to go check out the awesome inspiration from the Design Team and also vote for your 3 favourite entries!

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Until next time.








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1 comment

  1. Beautiful bokeh Jackie – quite ethereal!

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