Wondrous Wreath Bokeh Effect ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to the final Artisan Blog Hop for 2014 and hello hello if you've clicked through from our December Facebook showcase. Just so you know, next week the Artisan team takes a break for Christmas. I'm hoping it's a fine day so my family and I can toddle off to the beach!

The bokeh effect has definitely been a huge cardmaking trend this year. If you haven't heard of it, it's defined as... wait, where have you been?! ... Ok bokeh is a Japanese word meaning 'blur' which, in photography, is used to describe the areas of the photo that have soft focus.

Here's a way to do a bokeh effect oh-so-simply with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set. Smudge a few drops of Pool Party and Island Indigo reinkers with your aqua painter on some watercolour paper. When it's mostly dry, stamp the berries from Wondrous Wreath with white craft ink. Stamp several times before re-inking. There you go!

If you try this at home, I'd love to see your creation - please do post me a pic on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stampingsusanwong

Easy bokeh effect with the Wondrous Wreath berries ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Pool Party & Island Indigo reinkers, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad, Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad
Papers: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Watercolour Paper, Smoky Slate
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath
Accessories/Tools: Gold Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment

And that's a wrap! Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS with the ones you love. It's a meaningful time of year for us but if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope at least you get a holiday out of it ;)

If I don't manage any posts between now and January 1st, come back then for our first Artisan Blog Hop of 2015. We'll bring you loads of exciting new project ideas with products from the Occasions Catalogue!! YAY!

I bet Teneale has a stunner for us this week - go check it out!


  1. Oh my- I love this! I will definitely be trying out this technique. Thanks for sharing.