#SSINKTC41: Technique Challenge: Bokeh

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out:  Bokeh!

Here’s what I came up with:

 

For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip.  Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White.  Such a cool effect!!

Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:

Give it a try and enter our challenge!  And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.

Ridiculous Happiness for SSINKCS39

Today the SSINK Team will be making cards using this Card Sketch:

I love doing these sketches!  They force me to come up with something all my own.  I wanted to use this cute Moroccan Washi Tape, so that’s what I started with.  That Moroccan DSP has some gorgeous colors!  Especially that Emerald Envy paired with Delightful Dijon & Early Espresso!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cottage Greetings
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Emerald Envy (4 X 3 1/4), Moroccan DSP (3 3/4 X 3),
  • Accessories:  Moroccan Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Emerald Envy Thick Baker’s Twine, Layering Squares Framelits

This would be a nice birthday card, but I’m thinking I need to send it to the newlyweds (Jenny & Vitalis…married 2 whole weeks now!)

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Here’s my 2 daughters- Jenny & Malia, & my new son, Vitalis!

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Now be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have done with this sketch!

Bokeh Technique for Club

I’m home from a fun, fun week of wedding planning!!  Jenny found the perfect dress!!!IMG_2539  Found the bridesmaids dresses, my dress, had a fabulous Tea Bridal Shower for Jen.  And spent the week with daughter #2, Malia, & Diana (Mother-in-Law to be).  I’ll show you a few photos of the shower.

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Everyone brought Jenny a recipe, so I have a perfect Project Life Idea!!  Stay tuned…

Ok.  Back to what I started with!  I’m planning May’s club projects and so far this is what I’ve come up with.

Bokeh Technique Create With Cheryl This card starts by stamping leaves in Stazon Ink, masking off the center & sponging with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz.  Then I made a template using the window sheets that I punched circles in & sponged with Whisper White Craft Ink.  It’s really fun to do & surprising how cool they turn out!

May Club dates are May 15 & 21st.  Click here for details!

Wetlands Watercolor

I’ll be having my April Card Classes Saturday, April 16 at 2pm and again (same cards) on Tuesday, April 19 at 3pm.  We’ll be making 4 different cards.  Here’s 3 I’ve come up with so far:

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor  Oh, this one is fun to make!  I watercolored on Shimmer White Card Stock & you can see sparkles in the background if you look really closely!

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  • Stamp Sets:  Wetlands, Timeless Treasures
  • Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pool Party
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Candy Dots
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, Pink Pirouette (4 1/4 X 2 3/4), Shimmer White (4 X 2 1/2)

Create With Cheryl Tree Builder  I love punch art!!  The idea for this bright card comes from Mary Fish.  I’m sure most of you have seen her blog…if not, you need to go spend some time there!

  • Stamp Sets:  Cottage Greetings
  • Colors:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Tree Builder Punch, Flower Fair Framelits Dies
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, 2015-2017 DSP Stack Cucumber Crush (5 1/4 X 2), Watermelon Wonder (3 1/4 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 X 4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad Here’s my card for my Alma Mater…University of Hawaii!!  The idea for this card came from Connie Babbert!  Thanks, Connie!  Love all your creative cards!!

  • Stamp Sets:  BYOB, Bravo
  • Colors:  CucumberCrush, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP left over from Christmas, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Large Number Framelits, Banners Framelits Dies, Bear Hug Framelits Dies, Basic Black 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Basic Black CS base, Cucumber Crush (4 X 5 1/4), DSP (2 X 5 1/4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad (2)  Here’s a look at the inside.

Hope you get a chance to join us!  And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Gift Cards using BYOP

Made some different gift cards this week using the set BYOP (*buy your own present!).  It contains lots of clever sentiments to go along with your gift card.  CASED this idea from Beth McAlexander.

BYOP Baby

 

  • Stamp Sets:  BYOP, Something for Baby
  • Colors:  Bermuda Bay (4 1/4 X 5 1/2, Crushed Curry (3 7/8 X 5 1/8), Whisper White (3 5/8 X 4 7/8), Bermuda Bay strip (3 5/8 X 1), Birthday Bash Specialty DSP (3 5/8 X 3 1/4)

That gorgeous DSP is on the clearance rack for just $5.19!  Regular price $12.05.

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Create With Cheryl Flower Patch

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Create With Cheryl B-day

 

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