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Monday, May 25, 2015

May Challenge Bokeh Effect Week Four


Here are some more Design Team inspirations for the challenge this month...























Pat 




Different Design Team cards will be showcased every Monday here on the blog.  Come back next Monday to see more inspiration!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  Can't wait to see your creations!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!



Monday, May 18, 2015

Bokeh Effect Week Three

Welcome to week three of the House of Cards May challenge. We hope you've enjoyed all of the creations so far!

Here are some more Design Team inspirations for the challenge this month...

To create a card with Bokeh effect- 

Different Design Team cards will be showcased every Monday here on the blog.  Come back next Monday to see more inspiration!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  Can't wait to see your creations!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Friday, May 15, 2015

April 2015 Winners


WOW.  We had some absolutely AMAZING entries in our challenge last month!  We all had a hard time voting on just our top 5 faves, but we did it and now we have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~




Our Top 5 are~

#36 Flo
#86 Kate







Congratulations, one and all!  Please grab your badges from the sidebar and wear them proudly--they were all very well deserved!  If you haven't had a chance yet, please come and play along with our current challenge, friends, for another chance to win!
 HUGS and happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Watercolor Bokeh by Lilian

Hi, friends!  We have a treat for you today--it's a video tutorial on how to create a watercolor bokeh background by our very own Lilian!  You will LOVE the tips she gives in the video--and she kept it short, which is even better!  Check out her video below, then head over to her blog to see more details about her project!  HUGS! :) Mynn xx


Monday, May 11, 2015

May Challenge Bokeh Effect Week Two

Hi, all!  Welcome to week two of the May Challenge at the House of Cards!  We loved all the beautiful creations from last month and we cannot wait to see what you do with this month's challenge which is....


To create a card with Bokeh effect~



Here's some inspirations from our Design Team Members!

Monika

















Different Design Team cards will be showcased every Monday here on the blog.  Come back next Monday to see more inspiration!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  Can't wait to see your creations!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Challenge Bokeh Effect Week One

When it comes to trends, it doesn't get any hotter than the bokeh effect. There are videos and tutorials everywhere. Thanks to Mynn for that great tutorial! The DT had a great time playing with the bokeh effect. I hope it all inspires you to join in the fun!



Sooooo...... now it's your turn. House of Cards can't wait to see what you come up with. 













Friday, May 1, 2015

May Challenge: Bokeh Effect

Hi, all!  It's time for another new monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved all the beautiful creations from last month and we cannot wait to see what you do with this month's challenge which is....


To create a card with Bokeh effect.

I wanted to have a video on how to create this effect, but my computer kept crashing. :(

This is why you'll see three cards from me this month. ;)

So...you get a written tutorial today and movies, tips, and more from other DT gals later this month!

Here's a "How To" if you've never done this before.~

Supplies needed for watercolor background version:
Watercolor paper
Desired ink colors/watercolors
Watercolor pen
White craft ink
Circle stencil
Dauber
Permanent black ink (to stamp sentiment)

Supplies needed for sponged background version~
Ink
Blending tool
Glimmer Mist (optional)
White craft ink
Circle stencil
Dauber
Permanent black ink (to stamp sentiment)

  1. Create you background by either watercoloring or sponging your background.  If you sponge/blend your background, consider then spritzing it with Glimmer Mist. Let it dry completely.  You can also use a heat tool to shorten this step.
  2. Using your circle stencil, the white craft ink, and the dauber, sponge white circles onto your background in a random way.  You can vary the intensity of the white ink to add more interest, too.  Be careful to not smear the ink as you sponge.  Let the ink dry completely.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto your bokeh panel using permanent black ink.  Add your panel to your card and embellish it as desired.


Here are some inspirational cards from challenge owner Mynn~

Using a watercolor background.

Using a sponged background.

Using a sponged background.

And check out the other DT members for more inspiration~


The DT cards will be showcased here throughout the month every Monday!

Thanks for popping over today, friends!  Come back on Monday for MORE inspiration from this very talented Design Team!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  Can't wait to see your creations!

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