A Bokeh Night in Bethlehem

I adore the Bokeh Technique, and I always do a bokeh card for Christmas.  There are many ways to achieve this beautiful background effect, but I tend to blend my background using sponge daubers and then apply the white circles using white craft ink through a circle stencil.  You can create your own stencil by die cutting various sized circles into a piece of window sheet.  Craft ink takes a while to dry though, so there’s no rushing this technique!

I decided to use A Night in Bethlehem for this card as I thought the die cuts from our new black foil sheets would work perfectly against the background.  The black foil perfectly combats the difficulty of stamping a crisp black image onto white ink.

I love the finished look of this card, and will be trying my hand at more bokeh cards in the coming weeks.  It certainly creates a WOW at Christmas time!

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