Thursday, August 21, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Hop!


The fabulous CASE Study challenge blog is celebrating its fourth anniversary! Today's blog hop is the third hop in a series of four hops featuring former guest muses as well as current and past CASE Study designers. If you missed the first two hops, you can find them HERE and HERE. Tune in again next Thursday for the fourth.  



Our theme for these hops is "inspiration." In true CASE Study spirit, I decided to choose another paper crafter as inspiration. I knew exactly who and what to case: Dawn Woleslagle and her beautiful bokeh made easy technique. Click HERE for her card and video tutorial.

A cute wood veneer camera and a fabulous sentiment from Reverse Confetti's YOU MAKE ME SMILE  were both perfect fits for the bokeh look. And I love how the sequins add to the effect, too!





CASE Study is giving away some awesome prizes for their anniversary. This week's sponsors are:



To be eligible for the prizes, just leave comments on all of the blogs in this week's hop. Commenting deadline is Tuesday, August 26.


There’s also a challenge open for all to play along. You are invited to CASE any one of the projects featured in the blog hop. Check out the blogs below for this week’s hop, then head over to the CASE Study blog for more information.


Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop!



SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Reverse Confetti YOU MAKE ME SMILE
Paper: 140 lb cold-press watercolor paper, Neenah solar white card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress
Other: Kuretake Gansai watercolors, acetate, circle punches, sponge dauber, Papertrey Ink vellum, Stampin' Up white embossing powder, Scotch foam tape adhesive, Ranger matte multi medium, white thread, Studio Calico wood veneer camera, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

135 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Amy, this is stunning! I LOVE this card and the Bokeh effect. Your sequins, thread and camera are perfect compliments to this beauty!

Анастасия Миронова said...

Very beatiful and interesting card's background, lovely!)

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Great mix of elements. Thanks.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful! I have tried Dawn's technique - it looks so cool. I love how you've used the camera and the vellum!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

The watercolor background and bokeh effect look amazing !

Hussena said...

So heart the watercolor background and the bokeh effect you have created on your card ..Its just stunning !! ..I am so loving the sentiments from this set from Reverse confetti ..so on my wish list now :)

Yoonsun Hur said...

Awesome! Totally awesome! I love the way you made the bokeh effect!

Colleen said...

Dawn is awesome and this card is a stunning one in my opinion! Fabulous Bokah!!

Katrin said...

Great card. love the background!

Katrin from Germany

Pallavi Iyer said...

I am in love with Bokeh right now and just yesterday was checking out the video for this card.yours is beautiful and I love the sentiment.

Katuan said...

Yes :) I love this handmade background, very nice :)

vinita jain said...

What a fun technique... It looks brilliant!!! Love all the elements you put in. Letting me know this technique by you:). Thanks so much for the link too.

Kate said...

Such a pretty background love all the little touches like the thread vellum and wood :) Great card.
Kate x

June Houck said...

Lovely, Amy! Your background turned out beautifully. A gorgeous card, my friend :)

Urvashi R said...

Amy. . How brilliant. Love yhe use of camera n background. Am so indpired. . Going to make a project inspired by u. Will share it with u too. Thanks so much

Heather B. said...

I loved this technique when I saw your inspiration video-- its another one on my to-do craft list. I like your color choices and accent items. Its such a dreamy background.

Connie Cox said...

Simply beautiful. Definitely made me smile. TFS :)

Bobby said...

I love everything about this card.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous watercolors and all the little touches make this card perfect. Never heard of the stamp maker but now I need this set, great sentiment!

~amy~ said...

sooooo pretty...love that technique!

loulou said...

OMG that background is gorgeous! I'm definitely going to check out Dawn's how to video. Love the colours you have used the embossed sentiment on the vellum.

icardeveryone01 said...

Amy thanks for making me want that stamp set even more! It worked, by the way... I'm definitely smiling now . . .
=]
Michele

Kathy S said...

I love the softness of the colors and the thread combined. TFS

Betty Keefe said...

love your interpretation of Dawn's bokeh technique - lovely!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Totally in love with the way you used those swirls behind the sentiment! The camera and sequins are genius to tie it all together! :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the color combination
fun card
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

obee said...

Love your card! Great take on bokeh from Dawn's card!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the bokeh background! Stunning!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Awesome card!!! I love the bokeh look! That little wooden camera is the perfect embellishment for your card!

BunnyD said...

This is amazing looking!! I have to check out the video and try this today. Fabulous card.

MagsB said...

The Bokeh effect is just beautiful, what lovely soft colours! And how cute is the camera?! Love it!

love Mags B x

Dori Shelton said...

That background is amazing!! Love everything about this card!!

Barb said...

Love the card and the soft blue!

Susi Kelly said...

Sequins ... and threading ... and wood veneers ... OH MY!!! As usual, a perfect blend for a gorgeous card, Amy!

Connie Schulz said...

Love the bokeh effect on the card. Only thought of doing this in photography

Scrapthat said...

loved Dawn's bokeh technique and I LOVE your take on it too!! TFS

Monica Maier said...

Fab card, I love the back ground! TFS

Karen Day said...

What a stunning background, Amy! I may have to check out that tutorial...

Carol McCready said...

Your card is gorgeous. The sentiment is perfect.

Beth H. said...

Beautiful card! I love the nesting of string!

CraftyPaws said...

Fabulous! I esp. love that embossing on vellum. I really have to go get some vellum to try that out. TFS Hugs, Kristina

Diane said...

Love your card and the bokeh background.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Amy. That background is amazing. Will have to check out the tutorial. :)

Talitha Wright said...

Just love the card. Can't wait to use your design. Thanks.

Janine said...

I LOVE this card and can't wait to try this technique!

cm said...

You've worked magic with the bokeh...a gorgeous, dreamy card!
~c

Janet said...

What a great technique, love how all the elements worked!

Annette Allen said...

wow love that watercolor background..fabulous card

Julie Ebersole said...

ABsolutely lovely!!!

Ruby N said...

love the background

conil said...

Saw Dawn's bokeh tutorial. Loved it but didn't have as stellar a result as you've had here. Awesome.

Cindy C. said...

Great looking background, and I absolutely love the sentiment!!

ionabunny said...

Fab card. Must try this technique

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply gorgeous, Amy! Love that nesting of thread for your sentiment.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful!

LesLee said...

Love the color, the string, and the sentiment.

Donna Cala said...

I LOVE the technique. Very beautiful!

Nora N. said...

I have yet to try this technique but it is so cool!! I love the sequins and the fun layering of elements on your card.

Lucinde said...

Love your background!!!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Oh my gosh!! This background is AMAZING!!! How did you make the circles look so hazy?!?! Love it!!!

Amante del Papel said...

super beautiful card, with a fantastic color choice!

Berina RGA said...

love the background you have created... lovely color too...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lisa H. said...

soooo stunning! that background is awesome.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love the background, so pretty!

Radhika said...

Fabulous card love it..

Lindsey said...

Oh, how I love this! I wanted to try this technique out when I saw it in the last WPlus9 release, and now after seeing your amazing card, I know I have to try it. This is just fabulous, Amy!

Thordis said...

this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors :)

LauraJane:) said...

AMAZING Bokeh effect!

Deepti said...

oh so pretty !!

Sam F said...

Love the bokeh effect!!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Beautiful card!

BeckyR71 said...

Love the card you made. Gorgeous colors!

Patty said...

Login' this hop. Great color choice!

StampinLouie said...

I haven't tried BOKEH yet but want to try soon. Love your card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic bokeh look! This card is just so pretty!

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Bokeh, such a pretty and soft background for this card! Love it, and the embellishments you used. Hope to see more examples of it. All the cards have been lovely!!!

Chris Weber said...

Soothing colors. I like the sentiment!

Maria Giselle B. said...

I am in love with the bokeh pattern these days. Thanks for the link on the tutorial. I can't wait to try it myself.

mischelle smith said...

LOVE your card!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow, your Bokeh background is fabulous!!

Denise Bryant said...

love that bokeh look.... great card! Awesome colors!

Janis said...

This is so softly beautiful and lovely. What an exquisite card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

norine said...

Id say you killed it with the bokeh background!! Gorgeous card!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous ..love the softness of it!

cissi said...

Love your take on Dawn's card.

Cynthia Clark said...

You nailed the bokeh effect. At first I thought it was patterned paper you did such an awesome job.

joy said...

a beautiful take on Dawn's bokeh technique! Very nicely done.

Carol L said...

You absolutely nailed this technique with your stunning card creation! I love the soft look with the vellum panel and twirled thread! The background colors look beyond beautiful! NJ!

Beth said...

Wow, this is how to do Bokeh! Love it!

Beth xx

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

This card is just gorgeous!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great job, love the background, the technique and TFS.

Katka said...

Very beautiful card.. love the background. :)

aknancy said...

Beautiful watercoloring.... Love your color choices

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOOO cute and fun! LOVE the twist of thread!!!

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sueymem said...

Love the simplicity of execution and subtle colors.

Toni said...

Great idea to tie in the effect with the photography elements--super genius!

Carolynn said...

Beautiful bokeh making a beautiful
card!

Svetlana said...

So cute! Love the colors

Svetlana said...

So cute! Love the colors

Karen M said...

Your background looks amazing - love your card! xx

Lilian YF said...

Very pretty card! I have to try this background technique now! =)

KackaD said...

Wow I really love you background. You have gift for combination colours. When I am trying this I am always confused and my background is not pretty :( I must more practice.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Absolutely stunning, Amy! Your bokeh effect is perfection! Off to watch a video.

Kim S said...

Beautiful bokeh!! And how perfect with that sentiment and wooden camera!

Patty said...

Wow..you card is beautiful..such soft pretty colors!! Now you have inspired me...must view that tutorial and try it!

Becca Whitham said...

Love that background and how the rest of the card allows it a chance to show off.

Mary-Anne V said...

Awesome card...love this bokeh effect . Dawn's tutorial is awesome.

Silke Ledlow said...

Amy, your card is so cool...totally love the look of this technique and I will have to try it soon! Thank you so much for celebrating with the Case Study team! Hugs ~S~

Me said...

Love the effect!

JayTeeZeHang said...

Cool! Beautiful card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow gorgeous background!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Terrific bokeh effect! I should really try it myself sometime, such a great result with so little work! Fantastic card :)

E.T. (Erum) said...

Love your colour choice! I need to try this technique soon. Dawn is the queen!

Ga Studio said...

beautiful project

Елена Мартынова said...

so beautiful! Wonderful!

Pia S said...

Love the background and how you decorated this card with string, sequins that shine like diamonds and wood - a very interesting and great looking combination!

Jill Vickers said...

Simply beautiful! I love the colour choice!

Cloud's said...

beautiful project

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the soft Bokeh effect. So so pretty.

Patricia J Stanley said...

Learned a new technique today! Never heard of the bokeh look. Will be trying this in the near future. Beautiful card

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love the amazing background of this fun card, Amy!
Thanks for sharing the link of the tutorial!

kristie sessions said...

i love the white stamped circles on the water-colour. Very cool look!

Riette said...

Gorgeous little elements. Stunning overall!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I really love the colors, super pretty card!!

Megan McDonald said...

I love the background. cool card

berryblue said...

I need to try the bokeh effect very soon! You did such a gorgeous job on this card! I love they soft layers…and I am dying to get my hands on those Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins!

Maura R said...

I LOVE this bokeh card. I also love Dawn's videos but I haven't seen this one, so now it's a "have to"!

Darlyne Wagner said...

What a lovely card using the bokeh technique! This is so soft and the string spiraled like that under the vellum is one thing I just gotta try! Thanks for sharing!

aaga said...

Wow, I love your background!

Petti said...

Such a beautiful card!

Marianne said...

Stunning card and a perfect reminder that I intended to try this technique from the first moment I saw Dawn's video.

Jasleen said...

Wow!! What a splendid card! Love that bokeh technique.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the bokeh look. I need to try this idea.