Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Hello friends! Katy here and today I am sharing how to create the bokeh effect using the Random Dots and Large Random Dots stencils.

Todays technique is really simple and using these stencils makes it even easier with no guessing on where to place your dots.

Google says:

Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.   

In card making, it makes great backgrounds for lots of different style cards. Today I used the Gardenia floral stamp with the Unbirthday and Everyday Sentiments stamps to create my cards. 

In the video below I share a few tips to help with placement of the florals and a couple techniques for applying your white pigment ink. 

The one thing I forgot to mention in the video...Your white ink pad will get dirty with ink transfer. Have no fear tho, take a wet paper towel or baby wipe and gently wipe the surface to remove the colored ink. The surface may remain stained, but will stamp perfectly white the next time you need it. 


Here is a list of products used in todays video:

Miss Ink Stamps Random Dots

Miss Ink Stamps Large Random Dots

Miss Ink Stamps Gardenia Stamp Set

Miss Ink Stamps Unbirthday Stamp Set

Miss Ink Stamps Everyday Sentiments Stamp Set

Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink

Versafine Clair Nocturne

MISTI Stamp Positioner

Stardream Metallic Silver and Lapis Lazuli 

Accent Opaque 100lb Cardstock

Liquid Glud

Double Sided Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by. See you next time!


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