Thinking of You with Bokeh Dots

This week at CASEing the Catty the Nature’s Poem section on pages 142-153 is being cased.  I’ve been using the Rooted in Nature stamp set quite a bit lately creating my sunflowers and Christmas wreath using the leaves, I decided to pick something else from this section that I hadn’t used yet.

I decided to use the card on page 152 as my inspiration and pulled out the Bokeh Dots stamp set for the first time.  I like that there are two different styles, one with dots and one with stars.  This is the card I cased.

I decided to give my card a monochromatic look by using Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay inks and stamped the Bokeh stars image multiple times in both inks over a sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  As I didn’t have the punch, I decided to use the Layering Squares Framelits to cut out sections of the stamped image.  I was able to get 2 squares from each image.  I then attached the squares onto my Whisper White card base starting with the Bermuda Bay squares at the bottom and working up to the Coastal Cabana at the top.

Here is what I came up with …

After sticking all of the squares onto the card front, I trimmed any overhanging pieces. The sentiment “thinking of you” from the Rooted in Nature stamp set (ok so maybe I did still use the stamp set on my card) was inked in Versamark and then I heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Coastal Cabana cardstock.  I cut out 2 Whisper White arches using the Stained Glass Thinlits to add a bit of dimension under the sentiment and finished the card off with a piece of 1/4″ Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon.

Next time I might try two different contrasting colours rather than the monochromatic look.

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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