Thursday, May 14, 2015

Genie in a Bottle

Hello All,

First off, I would like to thank everyone for your wonderful comments on my blog.. They really mean a lot to me and wanted to let you know it is appreciated..

So, for today I am submitting a birthday card with three wishes and sending it out to these challenges..


Entering Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge: May 2015
The Paper Players Color Challenge #244- PP244
House of Cards- Bokeh Effect

Boy, this card packs a punch!! So much inspiration!! Seriously I was on overload and then 'DING' there was my design; now I just have to put it to paper.. Well here it is I really hope you like it..

Bokeh effect seems to work well with the genie in a bottle theme.
The 'wishes' sentiment is also very fitting
Just a band of bling and a
sprinkling around the circle adds a touch of pzazz. 
Today I actually saw the sun!!
Taking advantage of the light to let the gems sparkle.
Boy, this card packs a punch!! But look at all I had to pull from! All these challenges put me in overdrive; my mind turning but then I found out it was my son's teacher's birthday! She loves sparkle and thought this card would be absolutely perfect for her. So off I went!!

And this is how I did it!

  1. Cut and scored my CS to 4.25" x 5.25"
  2. Masked off the area I would leave white
  3. Stamped dots and heat embossed with clear powder
  4. Sponged Pistachio Pudding over the CS; emboss resist
  5. Ironed off the embossing powder leaving the white circles.
  6. Using Lost Lagoon, Frosted White pigment ink and something like Sahara Sand but did have something close.) I stamped even more circles till I got the desired effect
  7. Sponged Lost Lagoon around the edges followed by Frosted White. 
  8. Stamped 'Happy Birthday' sentiment using Nautical Blue.
  9. Stamped 'wishes' three times.
  10. Added rhinestone border and then added them around the card.
  11. Glued the 'genie bottle' to the card.

That was it!! It seems like a lot of steps but really it went by very fast!! With the ink drying I gave the card to my son's teacher.  She LOVED it!! And the gift certificate inside helped too. 

Well I am going to post another card later tonight. So you aren't done with me yet! Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave comments good, great, or otherwise.. Take care and see you soon!

All the Best,


Rahmat said...

This is lovely Shawna!, great take on all the challenges.

Carol said...

A fabulous card Shawna. Carol x

Dawn T said...

Superb card Shawna

Unknown said...

LOVE this card! Beautiful way to use that PP color challenge!!

LeAnne said...

What a cute, clever idea! Your son's teacher will love her "genie in a bottle" card! Your bokeh is fabulous! Thanks for participating in my color challenge this week!
LeAnne, DT

LesLee said...

WOW.. this card is amazing! simply gorgeous colors and technique!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Shawna!! Love the bokeh technique ... with the added sparkle from your sequins. Such a fantastic design ... very creative! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Unknown said...

What a lovely bokeh effect! I love the way you mixed the colors and you captured the sketch beautifully! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this is an amazing bokeh creation! The colors worked perfectly for your technique and you rocked all three challenges! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players, Shawna!

Monika Reeck said...

Shawna please tell me
I follow you per email
but this post I did not get a mail hmmm google dont like my yahoo mail :(((
Love love love your idea
great green bokeh great arrangement and great colors
you know what it looks like a calender design
I LOVVEEE your idea and your brilliant card..
a winner card for my eyes
hugs, Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is one GORGEOUS Bokeh card! Love how those circles just float out of that bottle/vase! Thanks so much Shwana, for joining us at HOC!

Mynn xx said...

I absolutely LOVE the fun way you used this technique! TOO FUN! Thank for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Magic Flying Boots said...

Stunning! Really love this!

BożenA said...

Another card that does not allow the remain indifferent! Bubbles that fly out vase creates a world of dreams. Each bubble, is one dream to fulfill, and there are so many ... I love the joy and the hope it brings this card.

Kylie said...

wow! what a great take on the sketch! I love your genie bottle and the bokeh is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Rocky said...

I really love the colours in this card, the bokeh effect looks great. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at HOC.

Unknown said...

What a cool idea using the bokeh technique! Very fun and I love the colors and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with House of Cards.

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