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*Video: Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 with Giveaways

Today I have created some Bokeh Metallic Spray cards in celebration of Altenew’s 4th Anniversary! I am part of a blog hop today, which means prizes (30 winners to be exact) and lots of inspiration! You should have arrived from Isha’s blog.

I also have a video to go along with these cards. You can watch it here or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE! If you aren’t a subscriber to my channel, I would love for you to click HERE to subscribe and you then you will be notified of all my new videos.


For my first card, I had some extra embossing powder on the background by accident. I love happy accidents. Inside of brushing it away, I left it on and heat embossed it.

It tied in with the heat embossed sentiment just perfectly. And look at all that shine from the metallic sprays……

The second card  really shows off the bokeh look with the metallic sprays. Almost like a galaxy background!

Decided to pair it with the wide washi tape. Who doesn’t love polka dots…

This is an extra card I made with the large background image in the stamp set. 1 stamp and some watercolor..

I used some of the solid circles to fill in some of the circles and the rest I watercolored.

Special Offer for ALL:

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

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  1. Dana M says:

    Fantastic cards! So much depth and visual texture. It’s fun to see a similar design in dark neutrals and in color. I admit, I LOVE the dark neutrals.

  2. I am CRAZY about poke-your-dots (aka: polka dots) and you have done ’em up GOOD! LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!!!

  3. Karen N Simon says:

    Oh how I like this card. It’s such a fun card! TFS…

  4. These cards are so cool. Thanks,Laurel.

  5. Heather Parry says:

    Love the cards, especially the bokeh effect you were able to achieve.

  6. smadsen33052 says:

    I am loving this first one in particular! So dramatic!

  7. Cynthia Cole says:

    Both cards are sweet!

  8. Sheri D says:

    Amazing backgrounds!!

  9. Joyannie says:

    Refreshing Techniques & Original Layout
    Keep me up with Altenew

  10. Marilyn Bronson says:

    Holy backgrounds, that first one is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Boryana Y says:


  12. Christie Brooks says:

    Love both of the darker colored bokeh cards. Really dramatic. The Wings of Hope sentiment is wonderful too.

  13. Love love love these cards!!

  14. Laurie Page says:

    Wowzer , your cards are stunning. Great accidental inspiration . Thanks

  15. Unique amazing design. Indeed so pretty .

  16. I love your backgrounds!

  17. Caron B says:

    I have to try this bokeh technique. Which means I just have to buy Altenew’s Pattern Play Circles. Loved all three of your cards. Beautiful

  18. Those cards are stunning! A very different style from my usual–I may have to try stepping out of my box with this. I love them.

  19. Linda K says:

    Love your cards! Your backgrounds are amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Janet Smith says:

    They are all very good but my favorite one is the hello.

  21. FD91354 says:

    Lovely cards! I love the sentiments on the blue/drops cards. I dont remember seeing those before.. Guess I have to go find them! Happy Anniversary, Altenew.

  22. Diana says:

    That metallic spray is awesome, live tnosr cards! TFS

  23. Christy Bray says:

    LOVE The colorful circles! That makes me happy!

  24. Great backgrounds :0)

  25. kimkmom4 says:

    So cool. Great coloring and lovely designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. My favorite is the once with the bokeh effect. Thank you for sharing.

  27. El Ivens says:

    Wow, I love your cards. Thanks for shRing with us and inspiring us

  28. jan metcalf says:

    Awesome results! I pinned your video and will use your ideas to make some space cards! I have always loved the Bokeh technique. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  29. Carol Brown says:

    Love, love, love! You inspire me!

  30. Linda says:

    Polka dots are so fun love the cards.

  31. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds of both. The darker one is so pretty and the bright one is so cheerful. Gorgeous job.

  32. Donna W says:

    Love your cards but really like the Bokeh effect on the one card.

  33. Rita Montgomery says:

    Beautiful cards with great ideas. Thank you.

  34. Julie Haedtke says:

    I like both your cards, but the one with the saying really “says” something real! Does that make sense? LOL

  35. Crystal Muirhead says:

    fantastic cards!

  36. Wow! Fantastic creations!! Love them!

  37. joy meadows says:

    These cards are so pretty! Love circles of any kind, so the backgrounds are right up my alley.

  38. becab33324 says:

    Elegant and fun at the same time. Love them all.

  39. Mary Holshouser says:

    The cards are amazing.
    The first has so much depth. You can see yourself
    going back into the depths. The second is so bright and
    colorful. Love both of them.
    thanks for sharing

  40. I loved the shimmery bokeh ..kind of grungy ! Wonderful cards.

  41. Carol Blaisdell says:

    Thank you so much for showing us the bokeh technique. It makes such unique cards!

  42. Janet says:

    So much interest in these cards, I especially like the first card!

  43. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow what unusual cards – love them:)

  44. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Your cards are pretty awesome and I love the backgrounds. How fantastic is it to get a bunch of backgrounds made at once?!

  45. Fran Smith says:

    Absolutely love this idea. Sometime “playing” turns out some of the prettiest cards. Thanks for the ideas.

  46. Kristine Boydstun says:

    What terrific cards!! I love the bokeh technique and the gold accents are stunning!

  47. Cheryl Robertson says:

    Beautiful cards! What a fun technique and a wonderful happy mistake 😊

  48. cindy d says:

    Wow great cards!

  49. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards and great video. I liked how you created so many backgrounds with the leftover spray. Thanks for sharing…

  50. Wow! Wonderful cards!!!

  51. I LOVE all your Beautiful circle cards!!!

  52. Teresa Doyle says:

    OMG! Another line of Altenew’s many products I just HAVE to have! These are all so great Laurel. (Never mind the fantastic sentiment sets that I L♥VE! …. ENABLER…) LOL

  53. Lolita D says:

    Such fun cards with the dots and they are pretty too!!

  54. Vicki Smith says:

    Your backgrounds are very special!

  55. Judi Szyndrowski says:

    Thanks for the video. I enjoyed seeing how you made these cards. I especially like the happy accident. Those are often the best.

  56. Cindy K says:

    I love the background of your first card. The accidental embossing powder really made it beautiful.

  57. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Trina P.pham says:

    Your happy accident looks incredible. Has an artsy feel. All beautiful cards.

  59. OH WOW! Your bokeh effect is amazing, I love the colours of the first two cards, simply stunning!

  60. Jen Mills says:

    Who would have thought circles could be that beautiful. Thanks.

  61. Hi, Your 2 cards are so WOW and OMG, how unique also, the first one, I love the metalliac on it and the embossing that made it such a stunning card. The second card is so bright and colorful, I love the colors you used, that would just brighten some ones day to see that. What a Great post. Thanks.

  62. Christine Ulmen says:

    New product for me, nice to see how to use it.

  63. Anushree Vaish says:

    The Bokeh effect is just awesome…love ur innovative techniques…thanks for sharing!!

  64. Ruth Swartout says:

    Both backgrounds are amazing!

  65. Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Oh my word!!!! I absolutely love the Bokeh look on your cards….so beautiful…..I have not tried it yet…as it always looks difficult…but your video…makes me want to take a chance..after all, it is only paper right? LOL.
    Thank you for always being so gracious with your time and talent. Hugs

  66. Susan Gosman says:

    Wowowow! I have just become a subscriber. Your work is exceptional. Thanks Altenew for having a birthday and introducing me to you.

  67. Donna Gourley says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. Such cool looking cards. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

  68. Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Those are crazy cool backgrounds!

  69. Colorado Crafter says:

    Wow! I love all of your cards!!! They are fantastic!!!

  70. Lisa says:

    what can I say ?! your bokeh cards are fan-tas-tic ! those metallic spray are incredible and just seing you adding those dots made my day 🙂 thank you so much ! The results are so beautiful ! And the sentiments are just perfect <3

  71. Nancy Stott says:

    Love your bokeh backgrounds! Lovely cards!

  72. Tara Prince says:

    Such beautiful backgrounds! I need to do this! I have so many sprays that I just don’t use.

  73. Julie says:

    Love the metallic background with the stray gold powder. The bokeh effect is so pretty. Thanks for the helpful video.

  74. Such beautiful bokeh cards! My favorite is the first one! So so pretty.

  75. Jeanette Truby says:

    Love your polka dot cards! Love Altenew’s florals but their geometric stamps are very appealing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  76. Cathy Loveless says:

    Your bokeh card is so rich looking! I do love the multi-color look as it is just playful and fun. Beautiful cards.

  77. Jennifer Rasnick says:

    I can’t wait to try these backgrounds.

  78. Enna says:

    Pretty cards! I especially love the “accidental” embossing powder! It really pops.

  79. Leanne in Cali says:

    I love these backgrounds you created! Those bokeh circles are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your video!!

  80. Denise Mlady says:

    I love watching your videos because you always seem to be having so much fun. Your backgrounds and final cards are so pretty!

  81. Oh I LOVE!!! First I love your “happy accident” as I call them. So eye-catching!! Your designs are very cool!!

  82. Liz O. says:

    Fab designs Laurel! Love the use of geometric stamps, thanks for sharing!

  83. These are all soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing the technique. I bought the sprays and now I’m going to have to try them out. I love the bokah technique and your colored dots are just as nice.

  84. Ellen P Palumbo De Matos says:

    Who would imagine that circles could look this good? I just love your happy accident but the bright vivid colors on the second card make me smile

  85. Iris M Soscia says:

    Great cards – interesting techniques and I love the bright, happy colors on the second card.

  86. These are all so gorgeous!! The background look amazing!! I love the colors!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

  87. I too love your happy accident, added some interesting detail to a beautiful background. Wonderful cards. thanks for sharing

  88. Nicole H. says:

    Your cards are incredible!!!!! 🙂 Thank you for the amazing ideas!!!

  89. Donna says:

    I never realized how elegant circles can look. Amazing cards!

  90. Lovely blue bokeh bubbles … and then some vibrant colours too. Simply wonderful.

  91. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Your backgrounds are awesome!

  92. Christa Stokes says:

    Such beautiful cards!! I love the vibrant colors on your second card.

  93. Pattie Jns says:

    celebrate with bubble Champlain or bubbles in a bath to relax, just love the effect of the bubbles, well done

  94. Barbara Oliver says:

    Laurel, Love your cards; my favorites are the Bokeh and Polka dot ones1

  95. Becky Garcia says:

    I love bokeh backgrounds! They create such a rich background for diecuts or silhouette stamping, and for sentiments. I have just added to my wish list two MORE products that I have to have: metallic sprays and the circle stamps. We may just have to forego eating for the rest of the year! 🙂

  96. Angela Person says:

    Fabulous cards!! Love the backgrounds

  97. Sandy M says:

    I love the bokeh cards. You made making the first cards look so simple. And the multicolor card is stunning. It would be great for masculine or feminine cards just by adjusting the colors.

  98. Nola Sullivan says:

    Ok, I do have to say these ‘bubbly’ cards are going to make me buy the products. I absolutely love them.

  99. corysnana1 says:

    Thanks for the video! I loved seeing how you made the card backs and seeing the sprain action!

  100. mjmarmo says:

    Such lovely and creative cards!

  101. Kathy McCluskey says:

    Laurel, your cards are awesome! I love that gorgeous background on the first card! Your second is so bold and colorful…super cute! I can’t wait to watch the video to see how you made them!!

  102. What fabulous cards, love the background! Congrats on 4th Anniversary!

  103. Amy Cooley says:

    Wow, your backgrounds are amazing!

  104. Wowzers! What awesome cards! It is amazing what you can do with a simple shape.

  105. jen forster says:

    So pretty – I love the uniqueness of your designs!

  106. Carla Hundley says:

    Amazing look to your
    cards, so unique.
    Carla from Utah

  107. Super cool cards Laurel. I love the bokeh backgrounds! The white circles look great! Especially with the background. The touch of gold heat embossing is just perfect.

  108. Very neat bokeh effect!

  109. Love all of these cards! Thanks for doing the bokeh technique. I have yet to succeed in doing one that looks good but you’ve inspired me once again! My favorite is the last card with the colorful circles that are heat embossed. It would make a wonderful birthday card! Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Altenew!

  110. barbara lassiter says:

    Love the beautiful unique look you created on these two cards!

  111. Patricia Mello says:

    Georgeous cards. I’m looking forward to watching the video to see how you did it.

  112. Well I have to say my head was spinning as you were quickly going through your process on the video!!! I love how your “mistakes” or messes or leftover inkings turned out to be stunning cards! Your rock Laurel!!

  113. Karen P says:

    Love the bokeh dots and gotta have me some wide Washi ape!

  114. Brithzi Sandy says:

    Fun and lovely cards. Mistakes are creative opportunities. Your extra embossing powder completed your card very well.

  115. Meemawof3 says:

    Such a beautiful trio of cards! The first one is my absolute favorite! I love the happy mistake! I think it really sets the card to a higher level of awesomeness! TFS!

  116. Michelle Hackett says:

    When I pulled up your post and saw those cards, I knew I had to watch the video. Amazing design. It reminds me of bubbles my grandkids play with when they come over. And I love that you left the gold on the white pigment ink in the background.

  117. Amelia says:

    Lovely cards!

  118. Cheryl says:

    I really want this circle stamp. Seems so versatile. Loved all of the cards!! Great ideas.

  119. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! Love the effect you got on the first cards and the pretty colors on the other one!

  120. Brandi R says:

    Gorgeous backgrounds! Love these ♥

  121. Wendi J says:

    Both backgrounds are quite unique. Like the embossing powder on the first one.

  122. Janelle Hibbard says:

    Such fun cards! Especially loved the background on the first one!

  123. Jill Merriott says:

    Beautiful cards!!!

  124. Christi Conley says:

    Beautiful! I love that you used some darker colors 🙂

  125. Aishah Asif says:

    Love the backgrounds on your cards! Thanks for sharing!

  126. Saniyah says:

    Love how you have such a unique color pallet! What great sentiments to go along with your beautiful work!

  127. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Lovely card. I love the happy accident with the embossing powder.

  128. Stylish and graphic cards…what a lot you can do with a dot! Love the sprayed backgrounds too, Dx

  129. Great Cards and Awesome Technique. going to have to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

  130. Melody W says:

    WOW ! Your cards are art pieces ! I love the sprayed background and the white circle dots ! TFS.

  131. Amy Moore says:

    The bokeh background is beautiful…

  132. My goodness, these cards are BEAUTIFUL!!

  133. Ellie says:

    Beautiful and different cards – all from the same background. It just shows how versatile stamps can be when given to the right person! I particularly like the muted background cards.
    Best wishes

  134. Jenny Nus says:

    Love the Bokeh effect; both cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th Anniversary to Altenew.

  135. Linda F says:

    Awesome bokeh backgrounds. I really like the colour combination of the sprays you used.

  136. Glenda Aitken says:

    These coloured blow me away 😁

  137. Marsha Guskey says:

    Wow, your cards are simply stunning! Thanks so much !

  138. Paula Fuller says:

    Great cards, both of them, but my favorite is the colorful “Hello” card. It makes me think of a bubble machine run amuck. A very happy card. I am really enjoying this blog hop.

  139. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Your cards are awesome!

  140. Beverly Jordan says:

    Such beauty and design!! Beautiful way to showcase these images!!

  141. Lynne Ingram says:

    Wonderful cards. Looks like lots of fun to make. The happy accident ended up terrific.

  142. Awesome creations! I especially love the bold colors card!

  143. Hi Laurel! I always love your unique look. These cards are beautiful!

  144. Beautiful backgrounds and AHmazing sentiments!

  145. Patti Bailey says:

    Laurel, I am such a fan of yours and I’m a gal that loves a polka dot so these cards hit me right where I live! Thank you for sharing!!!

  146. Very nice. Love the little touches of gold embossing scattered randomly on the first card.

  147. Donna knipfer says:

    These are such cool backgrounds. I wish my mistakes would end up like this. Love it!

  148. Love your cards, I love how you did the background and the bubbles,. I have done this in my art journal but not on my cards , I’ll have to try it . Thanks

  149. Cindy Martin says:

    I love this idea and the sentiments are beautiful.

  150. Sharon says:

    Creative and Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  151. Connie Hinkle says:

    Wow, just wow!!! You always make the most gorgeous cards 😊

  152. O'Reilly Lisa says:

    Amazing backgrounds and cards!!

  153. Lynn L says:

    So creative and original!

  154. Lindar C says:

    Fantastic cards. I really like that the embossing powder stuck to some of the circles.

  155. Love both those cards – but the colourful card is my favourite. I love the bits of metallic accents with the bright bold colour!

  156. Clara K says:

    I love the dimension you achieved on your cards! I’ve never used Altenew’s sprays but I think I’ll give them a try!

  157. Sharon Mattingly says:

    Thanks for sharing! these are incredible – especially the first! Have never seen anything like that!

  158. Very pretty cards. I love how the metal accents add the perfect touch to the colorful card 🙂

  159. Nana Griffin says:

    Wonderful ideas.

  160. Pretty cards!! Love both. 🙂

  161. Mary W. says:

    Beautiful cards! Never used ink sprays before, but great inspiration!

  162. eliza d says:

    Wow, that’s a really cool look! I bought a card kit with some sprays in it and I’ll try this with them!

  163. Julie B says:

    Wow! These cards are super cool! I can’t wait to try this technique.

  164. ambecoming says:

    nothing like a happy accident!!! I think the mistake might have been to brush off all the embossing powder. The end result is stunning. I love the more muted colors in the “waste” piece. All three end products are wonderful. Thank you so much for a new technique and another stamp set to add to my wish list (which is way bigger than my budget!)

  165. Love the various background effects!

  166. Teresa L says:

    Wow, what stunning backgrounds, I may have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  167. jnana says:

    Love the use of gold in the first card and this background technique is so unusual and beautiful – thanks for sharing it with us!

  168. Catherine D says:

    Your cards are fabulous! I really like the backgrounds you created. What a fabulous stamp set too.

  169. Beautiful cards! I really like the one with the more faded background and embossed sentiment. Love the effects with the ink sprays!

  170. Heather Nelson says:

    Fabulous! I love all the circles and your gorgeous inked backgrounds! Thanks for the inspiration!

  171. Oh my !! I love your color combos so much !! They’re so original !

  172. Kim Anning says:

    Beautiful cards, you are very talented

  173. Valerija says:

    These are so beautiful!! I love the colours.

  174. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

  175. Sonja says:

    Love love LOVE your backgrounds….so gorgeous!!!!

  176. Diane says:

    Your cards are awesome!!!

  177. karen514 says:

    Your backgrounds are just stunning!

  178. DGolly says:

    Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  179. Sharon youngblood says:

    Really like that back ground, going to have to add the circle stamp set to my wish list!

  180. Such lovely cards Laurel. Love them 🙂

  181. Thank You so much for the inspiration! I enjoyed your project today.

  182. Lovely cards with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products – especially their layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

  183. Gayle Bartholomew says:

    Wonderful cards. I love how you incorporated your happy accident. It turned out beautifully.

  184. Angie Hall says:

    You showed us how versatile the Pattern Play stamps can be. The background of the first 2 cards really look like bubbles to me. I like the bright colors of the third card. The embossing adds such great texture to the cards. Thanks

  185. Olive M says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. I’ve tried bokeh before but used a circle template and sponged white ink through it, so this is a great alternate method of getting a similar result. I particularly liked the ‘mistake’ of the sticking embossing powder and loved the result of the gold highlights on the white circles.

  186. Sue McRae says:

    Those are some really fun backgrounds!

  187. Monica W says:

    I really like the scattered embossing details you added, very fun backgrounds.

  188. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love these backgrounds especially for masculine cards!

  189. Gwen Burns says:

    Amazing bokeh techniques. Never would have thought to do it that way. Thank you.

  190. dawnnz says:

    Stunning Bokeh cards Laurel. Always great to see Altenew’s non floral stamps highlighted

  191. Sharon Taylor says:

    Oh my! I love, love, love all these cards. The effect of the way you used the sprays for the background … brilliant! Thank you for the inspiration.

  192. Karen K. says:

    These are fantastic! The Hello card is so bright and cheery!

  193. Cindy C. says:

    Both these cards so fun! I love how the first one turned out, happy accidents are a blessing in the craft room! 🙂

  194. Annette Gordon says:

    That is one amazing background! I love the hint of gold in it. Such a pretty pretty cards!

  195. 3kidmama says:

    Great cards! So many layers to enjoy and savor – love that bokeh effect! Great video as well. Thanks for participating in the blog hop today and Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew. May you have many many more successful yrs to celebrate in the future!

  196. Rae H. says:

    Laurel, super cuteness! Love this bokeh technique with the metallics! Very rich and shiny. Happy 4th Altenew!!!

  197. I really love these bokah cards! The background in your first card is just amazing! TFS!

  198. Miriam Prantner says:

    That bokeh is amazing!!!!

  199. Heather L DePasquale says:

    Amazing work! So professional. Thanks for sharing your talents. Happy 4th Birthday Altenew!

  200. Ashley Loving says:

    Wow! I absolutely love the bokeh background! What a great technique! I will definitely be trying that. 🙂

  201. Karen Rice says:

    Those metallic sprays look so impressive and fun–I think I’m going to have to get a couple colors!

  202. Beth Bray says:

    It’s amazing how you got two completely different vibes using the same stamp set. I’m drawn to the tranquility of the darker card.

  203. mjmarmo says:

    Such fun cards!

  204. Wonderful cards…loved them…

  205. Trish F says:

    Love all of your cards and your technique. That blue is to die for. Thanks for sharing!

  206. Jen Petersen says:

    Great cards!

  207. super stick chick says:

    Wonderful projects! Loved your video and fabulous ideas.

  208. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very cool effect you created with these circles.

  209. bbaxterj says:

    Your bokeh cards are beautiful! I especially love the one with your “happy accident!” The sections of gold repeat the gold in the sentiment and looks perfect! Thanks for the video to show how your creations were accomplished!

  210. Sue D says:

    Cool and fun results!

  211. Laurie Pickerel says:

    Wow – those are really awesome cards! I am so glad you posted that video – I would never have known how to create that look. Thank you for sharing.

  212. These are all just stunning!!! Fantastic backgrounds. Can’t wait to try!

  213. I Love, Love, Love your cards. The background is stunning and then the simplicity of the gorgeous Altenew Circle Stamp set on top of it makes awesome cards. Thank you so much for showing.

  214. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fabulous cards! I can’t wait to view your video when I have more time. I need to know how to create that look.

  215. Teresa Godines says:

    Super cool projects, Thanks for sharing.

  216. All of your cards are great but i especially love the first one you did! Although I was holding my breath the whole time you were using the sprays…a white sweater??? Very brave! Lol! I love how the extra embossing powder added so beautifully to your bokah background! Thank you for the inspiration!

  217. Robin Buchholz says:

    Your cards are really stunning! I love the details in the background and the colors, thanks for sharing.

  218. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Wow! Love these cards and the bokeh effect! Thanks for sharing your technique.

  219. Pamela Heck says:

    Great Cards. Love the Bold colors

  220. Ohhh love this! Metallic and the embossing is just gorgeous. Beautiful cards

  221. Keena says:

    I love these cards! They’re so beautiful!!

  222. pretty cards.

  223. Patt H. says:

    Love your technique & those gorgeous cards! So different & both awesome!

  224. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Now I must admit that I love your first 2 cards but I don’t like the color. For me the dark color is kind of depressing. However, your happy embossing accident is great! I don’t have happy accidents like that so good on you! Maybe some of your happy accident will rub off on me. I love embossing! When I took card making classes many years ago, the first card they told us we would make was embossed. The person who taught the class showed us the card and I said “You do know we have never done this before, right? No way I am going to make a card like that.” Of course it wasn’t as hard as it looked because that is how embossing is. It looks beautiful and it looks like it’s hard to do, but it isn’t. I fell in love with embossing right then and there. You’re embossing is beautiful!
    Your third card is my favorite of the whole bunch! I love colors and I love lots of them. You certainly did that in your last card. Also, you used my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. 10 points for you! LOL I love that circle stamp and when I win, I want that stamp for sure!
    Thanks for showing us all your creative cards and for giving us the chance to win something1

  225. alilovescardmaking says:

    Love the bokeh effect on the first card and ties in so well with your second – beautiful!

  226. What a neat way to imitate bokeh! And you were so right to keep the bits of embossing powder; it looks amazing highlighting your various circles/spots. The softer background ends up looking like a really classy marble counter, and I love it. This is not a stamp set I was as familiar with, so I love seeing what you came up with using it. Thanks for sharing and being part of the celebrations!

  227. deckle57 says:

    Amazing cards! Fantastic background. So much inspiration. Thanks for sharing your video! 🙂

  228. The cards are gorgeous! Love the bokeh backgrounds. Especially the one with embossing powder.

  229. knurse22 says:

    LOVE the bokeh look! I love anything with circles. While these cards use the same stamp set, they look so differernt. Very cool!!

  230. Janie S says:

    Your cards are super, I will have to watch the video to see how you did it!
    Just beautiful!

  231. Wow!! Absolutely Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  232. These are all fabulous!! I LOVE the bokeh backgrounds; so gorgeous!!

  233. Your cards are so gorgeous.

  234. Jackie Price says:

    Wow! Gorgeous cards! Those first 2 are so different. They’d make some great masculine cards. And that third card is so fun with those glorious colours. Love it!

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