Monday, January 5, 2015

Celebrate like you mean it

I enjoyed the New Year's card with the bokeh background so much, I decided to make a few birthday cards with the same technique.

Each of these cards was made the same way - I dropped Distress Reinkers onto wet watercolour paper and let dry. Then I sponged on white pigment ink through a circle stencil I made on my Silhouette Cameo machine with a sheet of acetate.

I really like this sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Along the way I discovered something interesting.

Depending on the directon of the background wash, the circles end up looking like bubbles, or gauzy balloons, or...
if the background is streaked on the diagonal, they end up looking like planets in a galaxy.

The surface of the watercolour paper is soft and chalky feeling. I added a few white gel pen dots here and there to complete the designs. Each card is 4.25 X 5.5 inches. I am entering this post on the Seize the Birthday challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by!


Cornelia W said...

Amazing bokeh backgrounds! All three cards are fabulous, Charmaine!

OttawaMom said...

A fabulous group of cards! Love that awesome sentiment too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

rosella said...

your cards are beautiful
thank you for the k-cup file

Kate said...

Beautiful creations !!!