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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bokeh Tech Interactive Camera Grad Layout

Created this layout with a Camera/Grad theme. Was inspired by Sandy Allnock to make it interactive. You can click here to see Sandy's card & video on how to make. Interactive is when the tab is pulled to reveal the sentiment "Smile." Used Hero Arts stamp/die Camera. Used Cricut cartridge George & Basic Shapes (circle & rectangle) & Gypsy device to make the sentiment tag. Used photo of my daughter at her college graduation. You can see how I transformed the grad photo below from the original grad photo. Used Bokeh Technique by stamping gold ink repeatedly before reinking, punching out the circles & placing on the photo. Added Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon to the tab.

Before tab pulled.

Tab pulled to reveal sentiment "Smile"

Original grad photo

Transforming photo step 1 - applied sand filter to spotlight daughter and blur background of other grads

Transforming photo step 2 - sharpened to spotlight daughter more from blurred background of other grads

Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge: George & Basic Shapes - circle, rectangle - used Gypsy to weld together
   circles & rectangle for the sentiment tag that is placed on the layer behind the pull tab
ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaFine Onyx Black
paper:  American Crafts Amy Tan Snapshot scrapbook, cardstock - black, white
stamp: Hero Arts Camera
Stampin' Up: punch - 3/4" circle, 1" circle
tape: strip of foam - used to make the interactive opening,
   piece of foam used to hold the camera in place
Tim Holtz: ribbon - filmstrip, stapler - to attach filmstrip

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/21 Pile It On Ch24 Wrong but Right UE 6/15  wrong but right - filmstrip

6/23 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#108 Spots & Dots UE 6/17 

6/27 A Blog Named Hero Ch#46 Bokeh UE comb5totch 6/15

6/30 DL.ART Jun Linky Ch UE 1perday 6/1 


  1. Fabulous card, Melissa! Love your techniques!

  2. Wonderful!! Great keepsake. :D
    I was reading your bio and notice you live in Plano. I live in Anna, 7 min. outside of McKinney, If you every want to meet to craft, scrap or something email me. my blog is


  3. WOW Melissa love the interactive element and you are having fun with Bokeh!!

  4. Very nice card Melissa - and congrats to the daughter - enjoy your week!

  5. Love the moving element with the camera, very clever.
    Great graduation card!
    Thanks for joining again at Loves rubberstamps,
    Hugs Blankina

  6. Great card. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  7. GREAT card!! Fun idea!!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  8. Fun picture and like the way you applied the filter.