Monday 5 September 2016

Masculine Birthday Card with Bokeh Technique Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone!

Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my Tag Birthday Card. They really made my day.

Yesterday was my lucky day because 4 new friends joined my blog. I would love to thank Liz, Seema, Lavina and Patti for the appreciation.

Today's card is also a Birthday Card using Bokeh Technique. The only difference being that I have tried to make it a bit musculine( hope i am successful) and it is nearly CAS. Here is a sneak peak...
Birthday Card

I have made this card for my elder Brother. His 31st Birthday is this is gonna be his birthday present as I am jobless right now ;P .

And I am also attaching a tutorial on Bokeh Technique. Hoping it will entice you towards trying it..

I am CASing this sketch..

So to make this card I first created a Bokeh bg(tute towards the end). Then took a white sheet and did some embossing. To make the embossed corners I used metal scale and for embossing dots I used a homemade embossing page using "bindis"  ("desi jugaad"-will attach a pic). Then glued the bokeh bg to the sheet and attached a corrugated horizontal sheet over them. Added quilled hat and moustache to give it a musculine look. Finally attached hand-written sentiment over the corrugated sheet.

Here is the final card..
Birthday Card

Birthday Card

Homemade embossing folder ;)


Step 1:Attach the watercolor paper to a hard surface using painters tape , so that when you add water the paper doesn't curl.
Bokeh Technique

Step 2: Brush a layer of water over the paper so that when you add colors they clend together easily. Keep in mind that the paper gets wet but not too wet. If the paper gets dry you can also brush some water in between.
Bokeh Technique

Step 3:Add watercolors randomly to the paper and blend them. Try using colors that blend together easily like red and yellow or green and blue. If you find a concentrated patch anywhere you can spray some water with the brush and sponge with a dry clothe.
Bokeh Technique

Step 4: Let it dry. Meanwhile prepare a stencil having three circles of different sizes( if you have stencil like that, no need to worry). You can use acetate sheet and circle punches of 3 different radii. I didn't even have that, so I drew such circles using different caps on a plastic sheet and cut it out. While making the circles make sure they are away from margin as well as from each other.
Bokeh Technique

Step 5:Through the biggest circle apply white paint ok the watercolored paper. You can use sponge for this. But I prefer my finger. Make a few biggest and then bigger circles. While making the smaller ones use a bit concentrated paint so that they appear shining among the bigger ones.
Don't worry about overlapping.
Bokeh Technique

Step 6: Allow it to dry and use it as a bg for your next creation.
Bokeh Technique

Linking this card to

muse card club
 ( I got inspired from the circles the sentiment and the CAS look. )

alphabet challengeblog- N for numbers

glittern sparkle challenge

scrap n challenge


Pearly sparkles challenge- musculine card

 use your stuff-watercolors

craft your passion challenges

Crafty creations challenges

aud sentiments challenge blog

Thank you for bearing with me. I hope I didn't bore you. If you liked the post please do leave some love in the comment section.

Thank you for visiting my blog.


  1. Wow nice technique. .thanks for the tutorial. .will definitely try this out..

  2. Love that Bokeh background and how you embellished it. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  3. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Valentina DT

  4. Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

  5. Beautiful card dear... love your desi jugaad..;)

  6. Great work on your bokeh background, I still haven't tried it! And it's lovely in those colours too. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  7. Beautiful card! I love the way your technique turned out! Thanks for the tutorial and for joining us at CWWC. I am so sorry to say that you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. I do hope you will share with us again soon. Hugs, Robin

  8. Richa what a beautiful Tutorial and so nicely explained...I am yet to try this technique. Most people shared videos and somehow I often dont have the patience to sit through videos. Thank you so much for the lovely pictorial. Now your follower
    Dr Sonia

    1. Thank you Sonia for the appreciation.. It really means a lot to me..

  9. Back to tell you I have pinned your Tutorial with a link back to you!!
    Have pinned it to Technique Tutorials Board .

  10. No you haven't bored ! In-fact it was interesting to see how you made a stencil out of paper.True creativity doesn't need fancy supplies ;) !I loved the bokeh bg a lot..dreamy !

  11. Great masculine card and creative take on Anita's card.

  12. Awesome Bokeh card! love the colors you chose :)
    Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff! Hope to see you again next time

    Tammy Cochrane
    Use Your Stuff DT
    TLC PaperPassions

  13. Very fun! Love the tutorial on your background - it's really beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  14. Stunning background, thanks for the tutorial.

  15. Love the background on your card. Thank you for the tutorial ... your detailed steps make the process easy.

  16. A super technique, new one on me, gives a brilliant look to the card. Bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

  17. Wow this is lovely Richa! And congrats on being one of the Scrap N' Challenge's Top 3 Picks!

  18. I love this. Fabulous work. Thank you so much for joining us at pearly sparkles. Traci DT xx


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