Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Swell Bokeh Technique hand-stamped card

I love the new Big on You stamp set and the groovy Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  That with the new and trendy technique called Brokeh you can create a groovy and trendy hand-stamped card that will stand out from the crowd! Creating a fun and kitschy hand-stamped card like this ('swell' and the swells of the water) will surely bring a smile to the face.  Releasing this post last week in my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' newsletter gives my followers a fun preview of projects on my blog!  Sign up, if you haven't (no demo's, please), for this free newsletter and see what YOU get in the way of information that is early!
Create this Brokeh Swell hand-stamped card with:
Big on You stamp set (photopolymer 137151)
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink (101731)
Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Adventure Bound Designer Paper Stack (137780)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Window Sheets (114323)
Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

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This new Brokeh Technique is fun and easy but pretty messy - lol.  It creates a photo image of bubble like images like light reflecting.  

Create a bubble like stencil.  Using our Window Sheets and the Circle Framelits on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Die-Cutting Machine you can create it in any method that you want.  You want a random look and with the variety of Circle Framelits you can do that easily!
Laying the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper down (it's super trendy to stamp on photographs).  This collection of Designer Series Paper is images - like photographs - that match our colors!  YAY!  

Using your stencil to create bubbles is easy.  With your Stampin' Sponges in the Whisper White craft ink pad.  Rub to create these bubbles.  You can move your stencil around to overlap as you deem fit.
Your surface and fingers will get pretty messy.  See my blog for more on this technique!
What a lovely image!  Creating this base gives me freedom on what to add my sentiment or other accents.  Stamping the 'I think you're pretty swell' sentiment from the Big on You stamp set looks great.  It's easy when you have all the tools on hand and looks clean and pretty.  
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Show others that you care, that they are awesome and more!  A hand-stamped card is a sure-fire way to deliver smiles that will last, are priceless and yet low-cost!!  JOIN ME in blessing others by sending hand-stamped cards this year.  A small measure of love can have a big impact.  I love the fun kitschy feel of this 'swell' card - being on trend while sending a timeless hand-crafted card.

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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