Best Thoughts and Boken Technique

As you would most likely know by now this is my favorite stamp set “Best Thoughts”, its a Hostess set at the back of 2015 – 2016 Catalogue. Earn this set when you have a workshop and earn over $250 in Sales.

This morning while looking at Facebook I found an entry by Teneale about a new site called “Global Design Project” or #GDP .They offer challengers and this is there very first challenge, so if you wish to have a go, go HERE …..enjoy!


So I had a look and really liked the challenge they put out there to Stampers/ card makers….I’m putting together the cards I want to do in a class this Friday night using the “Boken” Technique. I have had an idea in my head but hadn’t got it onto a card as yet. After seeing the challenge by GDP, I had it! Done and Dusted…so here it is.


What is Boken?……By definition, bokeh (boh-kay) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
There are many ways this technique can be done and there are some great articles on the internet…but here I have sponged  colour onto Whisper White card stock using a template, them stamped over the top.

If you want to know more then book into my class on Friday 11th September……by going HERE

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

6 thoughts on “Best Thoughts and Boken Technique

  1. Michele, I love the look of booked and I think you nailed it. It looks great with the colors in the challenge and your layout. Thanks for giving it a “go” with Global Design Project.

  2. Michele – what a beautiful card! I love how you used the bokeh technique to incorporate the colors on the banner portion of this card – how wonderful! Thanks for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

  3. I will have to agree with you Michelle, I love this stamp set too! The bokeh technique lends itself perfectly to this challenge and you have certainly done it justice, it’s beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along to our first Global Design Project, we hope to see you again! Louise xo

  4. Michele, this is one of my most favourite techniques and you have done a beautiful job! I really love how you stamped part of the flower off the banner! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project!

  5. Teneale Williams

    Oh Michelle, I am so happy you could play along. What a beautiful creation you have made. So happy I helped to get you to play along.

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