Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pretty Wings and Love in the Air

Hello Friends!

I'm here today to share a pretty card that was created using the
Die-Versions stamp set, "Love is in the Air" DV-9016, and
Die-Versions die, "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383.

I've been a wee bit smitten with the new Bokeh technique, and thought I'd give it a try today, for this card.  I masked off a section in the center of a white panel, and just created oodles of circles of different colors and sizes.  I came back in with some white ink with the final circles.
When I had the background finished, I cut very thin strips of the black and aqua cardstocks, and
created a tiny border on each side of the sentiment.
Two of the beautiful butterflies were cut.  One was placed off the edges of the focal panel,
and the excess trimmed away.  The other was mounted at the top of the card with some Tombow glue, and the wings were lifted up for dimension.
The last step was to scatter a few sequins.  A girl has to have a bit of bling, right?

I can't wait to see what the next new release from Die-Versions bring!
Check back soon, as they should be here any day!

Hope you give this fun and easy technique a try for your backgrounds!

If you want to do some shopping for dies and stamps, be sure to check out the Die-Versions website! They have some wonderful dies that cut like butter, and are so affordable!
And now - they have sweet stamps too!!!

Have a wonderful day - thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynette said...

What a pretty card, Patti, and those butterflies are so awesome!!

Donna said...

Sine the Bokeh technique fun? Yours turned out gorgeous. Like the butterflies too!

*Vicki* said...

Love the different colors in your background here Patti!! Gorgeous butterfly die cut too!! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Lovin it - hmmm...may have to do that next time I come to your house to play - love the background and the sequins - I'm really trying to use some of my "thousands" up.

Becky said...

This is fabulous! Gorgeous butterflies.

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous! Love the technique and butterflies!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore your card and love those gorgeous butterflies against the Bokeh background. Your color choices are fantastic! I am smitten with that technique too and was working on some myself the last few days.

Cheryl W said...

I have yet to try the bokeh technique, Patti. Yours is lovely, so maybe I really should try it. That butterfly die-cut is amazing! Did you use a dryer sheet to get all the little pieces out? I like the way one of the butterflies runs off the page.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card Patti! Love the colors! What do you use to attach your sequins so that they don't come off?

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Patti!! I love the bokeh..it looks amazing!! The butterflies are beautiful!! Have a great day :)

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Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty Patti, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabulous colourful BG :)

lisa808 said...

So pretty. Love the colorful background and butterflies.

Beth Norman said...

I'm dying to try the B. technique too. Yours turned out beautifully. I also love how your sentiment was placed on an angle. It's matted so nicely too.

Taunya Butler said...

Your background turned out perfectly gorgeous and very stunning!! Those sequins and your beautiful butterfly are the perfect accents for that bursting with colors background!!! This just looks so good - I just love the light, airy feel it has to it!!! Hugs to you!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Patti. Love the colorful circles in the background. The butterflies are so pretty.