It’s Your Bokeh Day

I thought I would share a card today that I made recently for a coworker celebrating a birthday. While I generally try to only use one or two stamp sets for a card, I actually combined three different stamp sets for this card. I think the final look was totally worth it though.

Mel's Card Corner | It's Your Bokeh Day

I stamped the background for my focal image using the Bokeh Dots stamp set and Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the balloon outside image from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set on the bokeh background then filled in the balloon using the balloon fill stamp from the same set and Tranquil Tide ink. To complete the focal image, I trimmed the bokeh panel to remove all the white borders then matted it on a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I temporarily placed the focal image centered on the panel for a placement guide. I lightly marked the corners with a pencil then removed the focal panel. I stamped the sentiment and swirl in opposite corners using the Tranquil Tide ink making sure to stay outside the pencil marks. Once the sentiment was dry, I erased the pencil marks then adhered the sentiment panel to a Tranquil Tide mat.

Mel's Card Corner | It's Your Bokeh Day

To assemble the card, I adhered the sentiment panel to a top-folding card base made from Mint Macaron cardstock using Snail adhesive. I then adhered the focal panel between the sentiment and swirl using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decided to keep embellishments to a minimum since the sentiment is somewhat ornate. I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella over the balloon then added a coat of the Fine Tip Glue pen over that to add some shine and dimension. It will take an hour or so for the Fine Tip Glue Pen to dry, so take into consideration if you CASE this card.

Mel's Card Corner | Color Your Season

Limited Time Promotion

Today is the kick off of the new Color Your Season suite of limited edition products. These items are available only during the month of August, while supplies last. This special limited edition suite includes:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set – an exclusive 10-piece stamp set with images for every season.
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies – a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! The colors include Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy. Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

As always, if you purchase the stamps and dies together as a bundle, you’ll save 10% on both items. This bundle is available in Wood-mount (149893) or Clear-mount (149894). Please note the bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

Mel's Card Corner | Bonus Days

Today is also the kick off of Stampin’ Up’s Bonus Days promotion. For every $50 you spend during the month of August, you will receive a $5 coupon you can redeem during the month of September. Since the new holiday catalog will be launching on September 5, this is a great way to earn some coupon codes to use toward your holiday crafting supplies. There’s no limit on the number of $5 coupon codes you can receive either!

For more information about these limited edition products, please visit my online store or go to orderwithmel.com. To learn more about the Bonus Days promotion, check out the FAQs.

Until next time …

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