Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Splendid Sunflower Bokeh!

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 Yay for my favorite time of the month.....MFT Teasers! This kicks off a week of showing you what is coming to MFT on release day August 6th! Be sure to check out the MFT blog for photos of the upcoming stamp sets and the designers showing you some inspirational teases!

Today I am showing you "Splendid Sunflower"...this beautiful large stamp also has "Splendid Sunflower Die-namics" that coordinate with it.

When I take photos often I love to use a shallow depth of field which gives off beautiful BOKEH. This is the fuzzy like background where the images are less defined. You can see on my card that the three sunflowers in the foreground are crisp and then around the edges they are pretty fuzzy.

I achieved this by using the Splendid Sunflower Die-namics to create masks....so much easier than fussy cutting all those masks!  To achieve the bokeh flowers I inked them up and then sprayed the stamp with water before stamping. This gave the less structured look. I then stitched around the edge and added a sentiment with the wonderful new Grand Greetings set!
 Here is a look at the inside. I just took a portion of the script from the collage backgrounds set. Here is my supply list and the new stamps and Die-namics will be available August 6th!

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29 comments:

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of autumn. :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Sherrie! Those sunflowers look fabulous and I love that beautiful background!

Panda said...

beautiful card!

femke said...

hi sherrie,

love your bright card!!!

greetings femke

Joan B said...

wow this is gorgeous.

Cathy said...

What a bright and colorful card!

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! So different than anything else I have seen in this hop! Just gorgeous!

Debbie Nelson said...

Gorgeous! Love sunflowers so much...I can't wait to have this set!

Debbie Nelson said...

Gorgeous! Love sunflowers so much...I can't wait to have this set!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your design.

Craftyfield said...

You've achieved a perfect watercolor painting effect, very beautiful !

ChrissyB said...

This is beautiful! I love the script on the inside :)

Colleen said...

I just love the watercolor background you did, just a stunning card!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Really beautiful card! I love all the color!

Sandra said...

beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Barbara said...

Lovin' the artsy look, Sherrie!

wandaguess said...

WOWZA! What a genius idea! Your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration Sherrie! XOXO

wendy said...

so pretty,fab technique

Paula S. said...

Great technique. I love using the dies for masks too. So much easier and quicker. The effect on this is spectacular!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Love the water color look and I love the inside and this is so much fun!

Tracey said...

Just beautiful!!

Tammy H said...

Wow love the tip about using the die to create a mask. So quick and easy. The card is beautiful.

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. I love the beautiful results of your masking and inking technique

Lucy said...

Your card is gorgeous! The colors blend so well.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

This card looks so Beautiful and Bright. I just Love It! Bravo!

K. Joy said...

So pretty!! I love the splash of autumn colors!!

Vicki said...

Wowsers! Stunning!

Julie Ann said...

Awesome card, absolutely awesome.