A New Look & the Bokeh Technique

Hope you like my new header!  As mentioned previously, I plan to start sharing other crafts with you and wanted a new blog header with a new name that also reflects crafts.  Just like at home, it was time to de-clutter and simplify.  Also, you will note the transition to www.margaretknight.net.  The other web address will stay active too so use the one you best remember!  A huge thank you to a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Jason Loucks, for creating the design.  He captured the look and feel perfectly!  Please leave comments on the new look. 

This week two projects are being shared – a card and a Silhouette Cameo project.  The card was a project from the June class where participants learned the Bokeh technique.  It created a beautiful background for the Watercolor Wings large butterfly.  If you look closely, notice the vellum card stock was stamped randomly using a Gorgeous Grunge stamp and cut using the matching framelit to add extra dimension to the butterfly.  The fern stamp and sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set…I love to mix & match stamps from various sets.  My mom recently celebrated a birthday so she was the recipient of this beautiful card!

Bokeh Technique Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wings & Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

The Silhouette project was created for a ladies “Wine & Nine” golf group.  To kick off their season this Spring, the group coordinator wanted to present each of the ladies with a themed beverage glass.  In keeping with their theme, they are out “fore fun” and enjoying their beverages each week!

Golf Themed Beverage Glasses

Be sure to check in next week to see what project is “in the works”!

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It’s Congratulations time!

My nephew graduated last Friday from high school and today the card being shared was made especially for him.  Our family is proud of his accomplishment and he was the star of the weekend!  The Bravo stamp set from Stampin’ Up! was used to convey the sentiment.  For a masculine appeal, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate were the card stock colors used for the base and for the stars cut using the Stars Framelits.  To add a bit of shine, Silver Glimmer Paper was also used to punch a few small stars using the star punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Set. 

Congratulations with Stars!  Using Stampin’ Up! Bravo Stamp Set & Stars Framelits

Changes are on the way!  A new blog header has been created.  Additionally, I have decided to also showcase other projects, not just cards.  Included will be items that use the Silhouette Cameo.  I am excited to share the varied projects that I enjoy and hope that you’ll check in to see what I’ve been up to!  Don’t worry though, cards and paper crafts will still be a major component.  The goal is to have the update completed later this week and I’ll be sharing a recent project with you. 

Thanks for stopping by…

and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions. (margkni@gmail.com).