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Friday, May 1, 2015

House of Cards May Challenge

Hi Everyone,

its challenge time at House of Cards! This month theme is Bokeh technique. Mynn created a nice tutorial on the HOC blog to show you how to do this. and there will be other tips and tutorials throughout the month form your fabulous DT!

Here is my card:

I made a watercolor background and once it was dry I sponged white pigment ink on top of it using a home made stencil in which I punched various sized holes. Really easy - just a bit time consuming. But the effect is well worth it!

I used a stitched frame to cut my bokeh panel to size. I added the gold foil die cut sentiment and heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on black card stock (added foam tape to give it some dimension).  Added gold foil sequins and gold thread.

Come and visit our fabulous DT members for more inspiration~

BarbaraCohennaDaen'YsDanaDonna N.Donna T.EmilyGracieJudyKatyLilianLindaLorryMeretheMicheleMonikaMrs DuckPatRockyRuzaSueTammyToni

Looking forward to see your fabulous creations over at House of Cards! There is still a little bit of time to participate in my 200 follower celebration - there is a nice give away - interested? Click HERE!

Linking up with:
Pink Elephant challenge - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - We love to stamp
Seize the Birthday - make your own background
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Make the Day Special - Stamping contrasts - my contrast is die cutting versus stamping
Steckenpferdchen - Punkte/Dots - ganz viele Punkte hier - grosse und kleine :)

Materials: Simon Says die cuts, Simon Says stamps, My Favorite Things sequin dies, Big Shot die cutting machine.


Merethe Arstein said...

Hi Cornelia. Love your colors and that gold sentiment really stand out. Fun to see what you other girls have made.

Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! You've done it again Cornelia - knocked me sideways with your super duper stunning creations. Love, love, love everything about this as always. colours, bokeh - you rock and the delicate gold thread works perfectly. Yummy! Sarah x

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Cornelia! Your bokeh background is stunning and the gold is just the perfect embellishment to make this background shine! Donna T. HOC DT

Toni said...

Cornelia, this beyond fab! You've created such great depth and movement!

HOC DT Teamie

Vicki Dutcher said...

I fell in love with this technique over the Christmas holidays. Amazing how many commercials use this in their ads! - Your card is fabulous [of course] --

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

What a surprise for me, I can never imagine purple colors with gold embellishment! But your card looks gorgeous and rich (may I say like that way in English?!). Did you hear?! GORGEOUS!!!!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! I love your pretty card! That touch of gold is just the perfect finishing bit! Great bokeh effect!

Monika Reeck said...

perfect for your Bokeh effect card and that thread in gold also I love it
and your bokeh is great Cornelia
how many times you try this?
I did once last time with Billie to make a challenge between us and I love this technique but you are absolute right this time consuming..I make my BG zuerst...next day I gave the pigment ink in white..next day I stamped my Libelle..also 3 days for a card haha...how consuming time right
but the result I love it too..
big hugs and happy Weekend..
HOC DT Teamie

Loll said...

Gorgeous card ... you are a master of the bokeh technique! xx

cm said...

Your 'galaxy' with the gold..oh my! Gorgeous!

Amy Ottmers said...

This is just too cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

papierelle said...

Bokeh ... das ist ja genau mein Thema!!
Deine Karte ist schon mal wieder etwas ganz besonderes!!
LG Gundi

Mynn Kitchen said...

Cornelia, this is AMAZING! LOVE all the gold sparkle and the fabulous colors you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Flo said...

Toll diese Farbzusammenstellung!!! Und das Gold!!!
Ich mag deine Karte sehr.
LG Flo

Daen'Ys said...

Hachz..... wie schön die wieder ist!
LG Rosi

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. The colors so beautifully permeate each, and bokeh effect gives of lightness the card. Amazing card.

Ellis van Veenendaal said...

Ist echt toll geworden!
LG, Ellis

Barbara Rankin said...

This is beautiful, Cornelia. I love the background and the gold is stunning against the background. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous Card Cornelia! I love the gold/blue/purple color combination! Have a great day!

maria f. said...

I LOVE this. It's dreamy.

sue t. said...

Another gorgeous card Cornelia! Bokeh is a bit of work, but worth the effort!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely amazing! The colors, the bokeh effect...just WOW!!!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous card!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love your bokeh background and the gold touches. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Manuela said...

Hi Cornelia,
erst mal danke für deine Info zum Gewinn beim Craft Journal! Habs erst später gelesen, wir waren am Wochenende bei unserer Tochter.
Die Stempel sind bisher eine kleine Kollection, die nächste ist in Arbeit :-) Freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen!
Deine Bokeh Karte sieht genial aus! Werde mir das Video mal ansehen!

Nancy said...

Very pretty background Cornelia! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we appreciate you using the topping too!

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Cornelia, great background that makes the sentiment really pop.
Lorry :o) xx

Caryn said...

Wow Cornelia, what a fantastic card - the gold against the bokeh background is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp this week.
Caryn xxx

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Super Karte! Hab mich selber noch nicht drübergetraut über diesen Bokeh-Effekt... naja, viell. versuch ich´s ja auch mal. Dein Bokeh-Effekt ist hier supertoll gelungen!
LG, Ulina

Anita in France said...

Wow, Cornelia ... this bokeh background is awesome ... fantastic dimension, looks as though it goes back forever! Love that gold detailing against it! Anita :)

Katy said...

I love love love this card! I love how you did the sentiment-so I am totally pinning this card!:) Big Hugs-Katy HOC Teammate

Judy V said...

This is so pretty Cornelia! Love the blues and purples with the gold accents!

Chris tina said...

Himmelvater, die Karte ist einfach nur ein Traum!!!

Liebe Grüße,

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Cornelia! I love your Bokeh background and the beautiful gold accents!
Hugs, Tammy

Steckenpferdchen said...

Herzlichen Dank das du mit so einem schönen Beitrag bei unserer Steckenpferdchen Challenge teilgenommenmmen hast.
Lg Uschi