OSAT Blog Hop – Tic Tac Toe

OSAT Blog Hop Tic Tac Toe - April, 2016

Welcome!  We’re playing Tic Tac Toe with our creations for the April, 2016 One Stamp at a Time blog hop.  Don’t forget to click “Next” at the bottom of this post to continue to Pam’s blog.

I’ve got two creations for you today.  For mine, I chose to work across the bottom row of the tic tac toe board.

In the process of making my projects, I updated my Bokeh technique.

It was easy before — now it is super easy!

Celebrate card for the OSAT Tic Tac Toe blog hop uses a super easy Bokeh Technique - from theartfulinker.com

My card uses Soft Sky cardstock for the base and focal layer.

I’ve added Soft Sky, Pool Party, Whisper White Craft Ink and Versamark with Daubers.

Here’s my tool for helping me with this technique.

Bokeh Tool from theartfulinker.com

Sorry it’s a little grungy!

It’s a piece of Window Sheet in which I’ve punched 1 3/8″, 1″, 1/2″, 1/4″ and 1/16″  circles.

Celebrate - Bokeh card with a twist - detail - from theartfulinker.com

The glittered circles were daubed with Versamark and then covered with Heat and Stick.

After heating, I sprinkled the circles with Gold Glitter and heated again to set.

I love the surprise of these glittery circles!

The “Celebrate” (one of the Expressions Natural Elements) was first brushed with Gold wink of Stella which gave it a nice all over gold tone and a little shimmer.  But, I wanted more!  The perfect pairing was a layer of Gold Dazzling Details.

Finally, I added a line of gathered Whisper White seam binding.

Next, I created another decorative element for a chalkboard decor piece.

Bokeh Banner for the OSAT blog hop - using a new bokeh technique - from theartfulinker.com

I’ve been making seasonal pieces so that my chalkboard piece can be out all year long and stay current.

But when I started creating for this hop, I thought why not create something that could be part of the decorations for a party or celebration.

Using a piece of Soft Sky and the Banners Framelits, I cut the banner.

Then, employing the same technique that I used above I created the bokeh effect on the banner.

Once again, I’ve added a few touch of Gold glitter.

And it’s been finished with a triple bow made from Whisper White seam binding.

Since the banner doesn’t indicate a specific occasion, it could go out for many celebrations.

Those are my creations.

Now, it’s time to hop!

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop Next Button

If you’d like to see how I’ve updated my bokeh technique, check me out on Periscope tomorrow at 1:30 ET (@theartfulinker, 4/15)

You’ll find product details below.

Create something today,

Sara - The Artful Inker

I’d love to be your demonstrator.



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  • Reply
    Renee Ondrajka
    May 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Great job on the Bokeh technique. Your projects are lovely! Sorry it’s taken me so long to comment. Finally got a new computer and I’m back up and running.

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      Sara Levin
      May 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Totally know about the computer thing. Mine is the ever crashing wonder.

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    melissa davies
    April 21, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Love your projects! Bokeh technique is one of my fav’s and the chalkboard would be fun party decor!

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    April 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Love the technique, I really need to use this a lot more. 🙂 TFS.

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    Jeanna Bohanon
    April 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I might be the last person ever to do this technique!!!! Thanks for the tips. Lovely projects.

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    Lea Denton
    April 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Love this! Really must try this technique

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    Robin Myren
    April 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Love the Bokeh technique and the glittered circles!!!

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    Pam Tetreault
    April 14, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    What a cool Bokeh technique, thanks for sharing. Beautiful card and project.

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    April 14, 2016 at 11:59 am

    such a cute card! i really love it! beautiful.

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    Tina Riddle
    April 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I can’t wait to try the quicker easier version of the bokeh. Beautiful card and project! 🙂

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