Friday, November 3, 2023


I have really had a lot of fun sharing my Fluffiest Friends cards with you this week.  It's hard not to smile when creating with these stamps and dies.  

Today we are visited by Bo the Bunny and he has a cupcake he wants to share with you!

Bo thought that since he is kind of small he needed a really WOW card to send his birthday wishes.  So, I have tried to comply with his request.

Yesterday on Learning with Friends I shared the Bokeh Technique and this card uses an alternative of that Technique.  I'm not even sure my alternative technically qualifies as Bokeh.  Bokeh is defined as the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image.  It comes from the Japanese word boke which means blur or haze.  

It's probably more accurate to say that my alternative technique was inspired by Bokeh.  I liked the idea of the somewhat hazy dots, so I used that inspiration and applied it to heat embossing.  

If you missed the Learning with Friends Bokeh Technique Video on November 2, 2023, you can watch the replay by using the video link below.


My alternative uses similar steps but rather than using White Craft Ink for my "blurry dots" I used semitransparent heat embossing.

Bo's card is also a Buckle Fun Fold.  Bo is the "buckle".  He was watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers.  This is watercoloring technique that I shared on Monday's post.  If you missed that post you can see it here.  It just may be my new favorite way to watercolor images.

As I indicated above, Bo is on the "Buckle" of this card.  The "Belt" that slides under the buckle is a cardstock strap that is attached between the back of the card base and the "inside" of the card.

For the inside of the card I used another section of my Bokeh Technique Sheet and added a sentiment from Season of Chic.

If you would like a detailed tutorial with all cutting and scoring dimensions, you can use this link to download a copy.  You can add a decoration on your "buckle" like I did, or just use buckle strip which you can see  peeking out at the top and bottom of my circle as your buckle.  Bo just wanted to be front and center, so I let him decorate my buckle.

I hope you have enjoyed the Fluffiest Friends this week as much as I have.  There are a couple more Fluffy friends that are still waiting to meet you, so I will introduce you to them in the future.

Fluffiest Friends Bundle    Item # 162850 (available 11/7/23)

See the list below for currently available products used on today's card.

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