3 Ways to do Bokeh Technique

bokeh techniqueThe Bokeh technique is all the rage right now.  Everyone’s doing it.  Like the time we all wore spandex and tried to do our hair like Cyndi Lauper.  Oh, was that just me?

Anyhoo, this technique takes your card marking to a whole new level, but with very little work.  Let’s dive in so you can see the three options you have in making this amazing card background.

1) The Sponging Technique.  You could create the bokeh technique by using stampin’ sponges, dipping them in ink, and smearing them in circular motions.  You will get this look.

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2) Use sponge daubers.  You can purchase sponge daubers here.  They work for so many things besides stamping.  I admit I have put make up on with a sponge dauber. Don’t judge me.  Simply dip the sponge daubers into the ink and swirl them.  They give a much darker and textured feel to the background.

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3) Ok this one is my personal favorite.  I love anything that includes water and ink.  I did a watercolor background for this one and it turned out stunning.  Please watch the video tutorial below to see all three of these techniques in action.

bokeh technique

Here is the video to show you how I created all three of the bokeh technique backgrounds.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and hang out with me for a bit.

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Here are all the supplies I used to create the cards above.  Order these supplies today so you can get started making these amazing backgrounds.



  1. Bonnie says

    I would love to get free tutorials from you. I buy products and never know what to do with them. Thank you.

    • Wendy says

      You can get free tutorials by just signing up for my emails 🙂 Put your name and email address in and then confirm the email. Easy Peasy.

  2. Dot Johnson says

    Although an old post, I never knew how this technique was done and I enjoyed the great description of the three methods. Also enjoyed your “whoops” several times – even the experts whoops once in a while!!!

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