Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Focus on Background

Hello Everyone!
Всем привет!

Today I'll share two cards. Both are pretty simple, but their backgrounds are not so simple. The first one is made using a new technique - so called Bokeh. Here is my card:

Сегодня я покажу 2 открытки. Обе довольно простые, хотя фоны сделаны в хитрых техниках. Первая  - сделана с использованием новой для меня техники, т.н. боке.

I'm linking this card to The Friday Mashup! Challenge #174. We were invited to use the Bokeh Technique or to use Die Cuts, or mash it up - create a Bokeh Project using Die Cuts. I decided to mash it up!

Я подаю эту открытку на конкурс The Friday Mashup! Challenge #174. Задание конкурса использовать технику боке, или вырубные ножи или все смешать и сделать проект в технике боке с вырубками. Я решила смешать!

You can check this technique on WPlus9 Youtube Channel here.
Подробное видео с демонстрацией техники можно посмотреть на Youtube канале WPlus9 здесь.

The second card is made for my favourite Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. This is the 123rd challenge already, and Bonnie is hosting it. She challenges us to create the Christmas card with a wreath.

Вторую открытку я сделала для моего любимого конкурса Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. Это уже 123й конкурс, и в этот раз задание от Bonnie - использовать венок в открытке.

This is the first time this year when I pulled out my favourite Wreath For All Seasons from Papertrey Ink and had a chance to play with Tim Holtz stencil Harlequin. Here is my take on the challenge:

Первый раз в этом году я достала мной обожаемый венок Wreath For All Seasons от Papertrey Ink и опробовала трафарет Harlequin от Tim Holtz:

Here is a closer look at the wreath. Do you see the reason I love this stamp for?
Вот фото покрупнее. Теперь заметно, почему я люблю этот штампик?

I'll link up both cards to Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, because it's... Anything Goes this week!
Также я выставляю обе открытки в конкурсе Wednesday Challenge от Simon Says Stamp, потому что на этой неделе Свободная тема.

I am happy to welcome Katie Melhus from Sweet n Spiffy to my blog.
Я рада приветствовать Katie Melhus со Sweet n Spiffy в качестве нового постоянного читателя моего блога.

If you visited my blog for the first time and are interested in following it, take a chance to win a card from Sweet Kobylkin. The rules of giveaway are here.
Если Вы впервые зашли в мой блог и готовы стать постоянным читателем, у Вас есть шанс выиграть открытку от Sweet Kobylkin. Условия лотереи здесь.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Спасибо, что заглянули и оставили сообщение!

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Card I
Cardstock: PTI White, Water-colour paper
Stamps: PTI Mini Blooms, SSS Card-Exchanging Friends
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, Dovecraft Pigment Ink Jet Black
Dies: Poppystamps Nestled Bird
Other: HA EP Sparkle, Dudlebug Sprinkles Limeade Assortment

Card II
Cardstock: PTI White, Rustic Cream
Stamps: PTI Wreath For All Seasons, Signature Christmas
Inks: DI Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, PTI Dark Chocolate, Stazon Jet Black
Dies: PTI Layerz Mat Stack
Other: TH Stencil Harlequin, PTI Ribbon Pure Poppy, Ranger Distress Embossing Ink, Tsukineko EP Candy Red


  1. This is one of my favorite wreaths, K! Love that background too. And the first card is amazing! That's one of the prettiest bokeh cards I've seen! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  2. These are gorgeous! I think I need to add that wreath to my wish list! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

    1. Thank you, Jen. This heat embossed wreath creates Wow effect in real life :)

  3. You did a great job of mashing up the challenge, very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

    1. Thank you, Lisa. This is my first time linking up to the Friday Mashup challenge

  4. Both card a lovely, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

    1. Thank you, Nina. MM is always fun, although not always easy :)

  5. both cards are so pretty :) thank you for the inspiration!! Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

  6. Oh I love that PTI wreath! Your card is so beautiful and rustic!!

  7. Beautiful cards! That wreath is gorgeous and your harlequin background looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  8. Two beautiful cards, I esp. love the amazing background on the first one...just fabuloous :) Viv xx

    1. Thank you, Viv. Frankly, I prefer the 2nd card, and I started thinking of new watercolours, I think mine give sediment on paper