Bokeh Background Stamp or Do It Yourself


Okay – here are 2 of my new favourite stamp set! I’ve paired Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes, and I love it! The Bokeh Dots stamp creates such a soft looking background, which lets the Dandelion Wishes show off it’s beauty.


Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes

I’m sure you, like me, loved blowing away the dandelion ‘fluff’ when you were a kid! Of course, my dad always complained, because the ‘fluff’ I loved is actually the seeds! Remembering how much I loved it, I didn’t discourage my own boys from doing it, when they were little 🙂


For stamping the Bokeh background, I used my Stamparatus, which is Stampin’ Up!’s version of the stamp positioner. I just love it, because if I don’t get enough ink on my stamp the first time, I can add more and re-stamp, and it’s always in perfect placement!

Ink up the Bokeh Dots stamp with Sahara Sand ink, and stamp in the middle of a Whisper White panel. Next, ink the single dandelion image stamp from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Merry Merlot. This is one of the new colours introduced in June, which I love. Even better than Cherry Cobbler, and I didn’t think that was possible!

Stamp the sentiment, also from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, in Merry Merlot ink towards the bottom right corner of the Bokeh background.


Okay – what came next wasn’t *exactly* as I had planned – but it still worked out! LOL. The plan was this; to use my Versamark Pen (like the Versamark pad, but in pen form) and apply it to the ‘fluff’ parts of each of the seed stems. Then, I was going to cover them with White Embossing Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool.

What actually happened was that I instead of the Versamark Pen, I grabbed a White Paint Pen, and applied that! Not realizing what I had done, I went ahead & added the embossing powder, and heat set it. Yes, I did wonder why the Versamark looked white….but I didn’t look at the actual pen until after I had heat embossed, and wondered why it was still a bit tacky!

Oh well – as I said, it still worked out! Here’s a close up so you can see the dandelion fluff.

Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes


Once finished with the front panel, attach it to a panel of Merry Merlot cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Cut 2 lengths of Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake, and twist them together. Place them down the left hand side of the panels, attaching them at the back with Tear & Tape.

Now attach the front panels to your Sahara Sand cardstock base.

Attach a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card base. I didn’t stamp a sentiment inside, but I did stamp the dandelion fluff image, from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, in Merry Merlot ink down the side.

Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes


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Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes

  1. Even though you picked up the wrong pen, it’s still gorgeous!!! I love this card. It reminds me of the time my younger son was blowing dandelion “fluff” into our neighbor’s perfectly gorgeous yard. Our yard – totally a mess with lots of dandelions and other scrub grass and weeds. Our neighbor had a gorgeous yard. Wes was standing at the border blowing dandelion fluff after dandelion fluff into the neighbor’s yard so he could have pretty flowers too. Gotta love your kids, right?

    1. Buffy, that is so funny!! My boys used to blow our dandelion fluff around (not the best kept grass in the neighbourhood) – and I’d have an anxiety attack, because it would float over to our neighbour who has an IMPECCABLE yard!! :O (nowadays, I’d blow them over there myself!)

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