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Bokeh Technique Card & Video, Last Chance for Holiday Catalog, Blog Candy

I finally have the video done for the Bokeh Technique.  (side note: It's been delayed because I just got a new camera.  I've used an older Sony Handycam for years, which I love!  But I've noticed the visual quality of my videos on YouTube haven't been so good this year.  I think that's due to their widescreen format change.  So...I got a new HD camera and I'm loving it!  Having said that - everything needed updating...a new software program, new widescreen graphics, etc.  It's a learning curve.  But I'm excited - as the visual quality is amazing. Though still experimenting with white or black backgrounds.  I'll get there.)


The Bokeh Stamping Technique is really hot right now.  I've seen several different samples.  I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it.  Each time you try it, it will come out differently.  Last month I shared it with my club members and it was a hit...messy, but fun!  

What is Bokeh?  

  • It's actually a photography technique: the visual quality of the out-of-focus area of a photographic image.
  • Creates out of focus points of light.
  • Pronounced bo-kay (like a bouquet of flowers). 

Bokeh stamping technique card & video shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Tips:

  • Select two more colors (mine are Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon)
  • Use sponge dauber to randomly sponge colors onto Whisper White cardstock panel (mine is 5" x 3-3/4").  Experiment with the intensity of the color, using a lighter or heavier hand to apply the ink.
  • Let dry
  • Create a "circle template" with Circle Collection Framelits and Window Sheets (see example in video below)
  • Using the template, sponge Whisper White craft ink circles over the color previously added.
  • Let dry (optional: use heat tool to speed up the drying process)
  • Don't forget to ooh and aah!

Bokeh stamping technique card & video shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

See it in action in my How'd She DO That? video!

WATCH VIDEO: Bokeh Stamping Technique


Wasn't that fun?  Give it a try, I just know you're gonna love it!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Frosted Sequins
Jan 5th


Last Chance for Holiday Catalog products & Year-End Closeout!

Both the Holiday Catalog and the Year-End Closeout Sale ends today.  If there were items on your wishlist, be sure to get them today! 


For a PFD listing of items that will end on January 5th - click here

SHOP: Holiday Catalog


SHOP: Year-End Closeout Sale


The Winners of the Blog Candy... 

Blog Candy offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Thank you for all of your kind comments left on this post.  There were 84 comments, so I decided to select two people to receive the Good Greetings stamp set:

  • I keep thinking I "NEED" this stamp set!! The more cards I see using "Making Spirits Bright", the more ideas I come up with! I think your card just sealed the deal! Love it! What about pink champagne!!??  Posted by: Amy | January 02, 2015 at 11:41 AM


 Amy and Debbie - be sure to send me your full name and mailing address to  

Congrats and enjoy!! 



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