You Make my Heart Happy #gdp331

As soon as I saw the theme for Global Design Project #GDP331 which is Dots & Circles I immediately thought of creating a Bokeh background for my card.

Bokeh is a fun technique which mimics the look of the bokeh effect in photography. See below for instructions how to create this look. With my chosen colours, the Catching Butterflies stamp set just seemed to fit. You can get this stamp set free with a $90 order during Sale-A-Bration.

Some die cut circles were layered for this cute image. I added some Wink of Stella for the girl’s dress to give it some shimmer and used our brand new Skin Tone Stampin’ Blends to colour her skin and hair. Some Brushed Brass Butterflies were added to complete this cute card.


  • Using a blending brush, add your chosen colours onto Basic White Cardstock
  • Take a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) which is large enough to cover the card front to create a template. Die cut lots of circles in varying sizes from this piece. (I used a few retired punches as well to create the smaller circles)
  • With a Blending Brush, add Craft ink through the circles. Move the template around so that the circles overlap, with more smaller ones added on top.
    Use a heat tool to dry, if necessary, between layers.
  • This creates the fun look and you can wash and use your template again for another project.

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I used SU300, SU400, SU500, SU900, SU1000 to colour the skin and hair.

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