Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bokeh Birthday for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

First, let me just tell you how much I'm in love with bokeh pattern...
I'm currently hoarding all papers I can get my hands on.

So imagine my delight, when I discover that you can make your own paper...
Yes! I'm always the last to know - LOL!

For my background I pre-watered my watercolor paper and then used my paintbrush to move the ink to the paper and randomly dropped it in different places.

When the paper was dry, I made my own stencil using circle die cuts from Memory box, I used the four smallest circles. But you can also use the stencils from memory box HERE and HERE to achieve the same look. Lawn Fawn has also in their recent release a stamp set for you to easily create this background, you can find that stamp set HERE. Don't worry where you put the circles, it'll come together. I put some in different sizes all over the paper. Some hanging off the side, some overlapping etc. I actually had to assembly this card, before I liked it.

The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft clear stamp and I have masked it, so I was able so seperate it into two parts. I really like it like that. The dark gray layer that I've used as a mat is me recycling packaging.

Products used from the Rubber Buggy store:
Watercolor cardstock
Distress ink mustard seed
Distress ink refiller peeled paint
Distress ink refiller dried marigold
Lawn Fawn pigment ink Yeti
Memory Box open studio die stitched circle layers
Kaisercraft clearstamp Birthdays
Lawn Fawn ink freshly cut grass
Lawn Fawn ink liqrice
Neenah cardstock Solar White
Stamping supplies (ink applicator, doublesided tape, acrylic block, paint brush)

Thank you for visiting!

Challenges entered:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - stamp & punch/die cut
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Make it colorful


  1. This is very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. What a lovely card. The background is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra