Friday, May 1, 2015

Sweet Pho Sho

This month at the House of Cards, we're playing with the bokeh technique.  There are lots of ways to accomplish the effect.  In my case, I used my airbrush system to spray the circles through a mask, varying the intensity/density of the ink to give the illusion of depth.  I then stamped white pigment ink circles over the top to complete the background.

I'm planning to give this to my stepson's girlfriend who's Vietnamese and I thought she'd get a kick out of the punny stamp.  Hopefully she won't mind that there aren't any pandas in Vietnam--LOL.

The Details:  Sweet Stamp Shop Pho You, Mama Elephant Pandamonium, Simons Says Stitched Rectangle die, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Memento Rose Bud, PTI Fresh Snow, Recollections 110 lb white cardstock base, Recollections 110 lb black cardstock, Hammermill Color Copy 80lb Photo White Cover Stock, Spectrum Noir BT1, GT1, GT2, PP1, PP2, PL1, LV1, HB1, MFT stitched circle dies to create masks, Scotch foam tape, Hampton Art clear embossing powder, Little Days Alt font

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes


  1. So soft colors with the bokeh effect and a sweet sweet Panda Toni.
    Fun to see what you other girls have made.

    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

  2. Great card Toni, like the soft background colors and the variety of colors used for your bokeh circles, sweet panda image. Donna HOC DT

  3. Toni, this is so sweet and fun! It reminds me of cotton candy! Beautiful effect!

  4. I love how your bokeh background, and the colors you chose for it, Toni! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Hi Toni
    this is sooo cuuutee
    and I am smile big as you see in Vietnam no Panda
    yes in Indonesia too haha..we only have the Sumatra Tiger or the Komodo or the Crocodil at the crocodil park in Bali..
    Toni I love your way to make the bokeh (I read your post carefully) and the look is really have depth on it ..did you spray it on a white paper? The result is amazing...
    see you soon on my Blog teamie..
    HOC DT Teamie

    1. I mean I was smiling big as I read you wrote that in VIETNAM no PANDA yes you are right visiting some of the DT member hope you have still time to visiting my one too always so happy to get your visit Toni..serious..I love your cards...

  6. Awesome awesome background Toni.

  7. Toni, the sentiment says it all! This is TOTALLY sweet pho sho! ;) I adore the soft colors and the darling panda! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  8. Loving this card!! Not only is your bokeh a fabulous colour but my nickname is 'Sho', so that sentiment totally got my attention!!

  9. Aww, how cute is this! Love the soft colors - your bokeh is fantastic, Toni!!!
    Have a nice sunday...
    Hugs, Rosi

  10. Hi Toni! Adorable card! I love how using the airbrush systems gives such a great effect! Have a great day!

  11. What a cute card and creative way to make your bokeh!

  12. This is adorable Toni! I love that little panda and your beautiful airbrushed background!
    Tammy x

  13. This card is so adorable! The airbrush effect is beautiful. Gives great depth. Xx

  14. Such a cute card Toni, love it!
    Lorry :o) xx

  15. oh my goodness - this is just so cute! i love the colours and the adorable panda! i'm sure she'll love it!
    HOC teamie

  16. Such a dreamy background! Those colors are delicious! Cute, that little panda! Have a great weekend, teamie!

  17. Such a dreamy background! Those colors are delicious! Cute, that little panda! Have a great weekend, teamie!

  18. Super cute!! Beautiful background and I love that cute little panda! :) Big Hugs-Katy HOC Teammate

  19. Such an adorable card, and the colors are perfect for a girl. She will love it. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  20. The panda is super cute, and I love the background.


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