Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 16, 2016

Bokeh Effect Card

Hi Everybody,

Todays little card is created with water colours and this is the Bokeh Effect.

Bokeh simply means blurred and it is a term used in photography when the light is blurred in a photograph

It is really easy to do and I have a video on  YouTube  that will show you how I made this card

I hope you will pop over to view it and then try this for yourself in different colours to vary the look.  And you will never get two that look the same no matter how hard you try

Bokeh Effect Card  can be done with any watercolours that you have and you are sure to like the result.  It will be trial and error for you until you find a really white ink that stays white as you stamp it.

The best one for me is the Colour Box Pigment Archival Ink called Frost White.

It is really juicy and great for heat embossing with as it stays wet for a long time.

So be careful you don't smudge it once you have used it  ... maybe dry it with your heat tool before you move onto the next step.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, what an unusual card but beautiful love the effect never seen it before off to check the video now.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Two great cards, will watch your video later.


  3. Morning Christina,
    Very pretty, love the effect.

  4. Hi Christina
    I really like this effect so must watch the video and give it a try. Your card is brilliant
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  5. Hi, Christina,
    What a clever card today! I've watched the video and am so pleased at how easy it is to make. I've put a white ink pad on my Amazon wish list and am now off to find out if I can get the sequins in the UK rather than ordering them from the US :)
    Bejay xx

  6. The instructions on the video are very clear and it is a technique that seems very easy to do. What a great way to whip up a fantastic background. Thank you for sharing this technique with us. Love those two ards and the sequins really adds a lot.
    What can I say, I am impressed.

  7. These are gorgeous cards Christina.
    Linda xxx

  8. Great looking cards...I like this technique with the soft feeling effect...well done Christina

  9. I love this! I have tried using alcohol inks, but never water colors.

  10. Good idea and clear video instructions. attractive cards though not my kind of style xx

  11. Love the look of the Bokeh effect. Have done this once before but willing to give it another try after I watch your video, may get a better idea on how to make it look better this time. Dianne

  12. Hi Christina,love the effect doing this Bokeh.have
    made a few but nothing like yours so will look at the
    tutorial and maybe try it again.
    Maria x

  13. very different, worth a try. Diana


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