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Sun 20

Bokeh Woodland Heart Frame
by Trina Pham

Greetings friends.  I wanted to take a quick moment to announce a change to our design team. We were very sad to see Penny Ward leave the team, but we are really excited to welcome our new design team member.....Trina Pham!  Trina's beautiful work with Memory Box products really caught our attention and we knew that we wanted her to join our team.  I hope that you will welcome her and her creative ideas.  -Laura


Hi there!  As Laura mentioned, I’m Trina and I am excited and honoured to join the Memory Box design team!  I live in Canada with my husband of 13+ years.  This was around the same time I accidentally discovered this wonderful papercrafting hobby.  I’m sure like a lot of you, heat embossing hooked me.  However, it wasn’t until I started entering challenges and blogging in 2016 that my addiction passion grew.  I scrapbooked and made 3-D paper projects, but now my focus is on cards. My cards are mostly clean and simple (CAS), but I don’t like to limit myself and will try anything.  You can find me at Phamtastic Design.  

Okay, now onto the fun stuff.  Here’s today’s card using the new Woodland Heart Frame..


Most, if not all, of my cards are inspired by challenges.  This month the theme at CAS Mix Up card challenge is Bokeh.  This is an easy and fun background technique.   To start, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool on a scrap of white cardstock.  


A circle stencil was created next from a piece of acetate and the four smallest circles in the Basic Circles die set.  White pigment ink was then sponged through the stencil with a sponge dauber, making sure to overlap and vary the intensity of the ink.  Set it aside to dry. 


In the meantime, the circle framed trees from Woodland Heart Frame was die cut three times from  white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  


On an A2 size piece of white linen cardstock, the sentiment was stamped in blue then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To assemble the card, the Bokeh background piece was die cut out with a circle die and adhered behind the circle framed trees.  Mounted everything to a white card base to finish.


Many of the products from the recent Valentine’s release would work beautifully with this technique.  That does it for my first official DT post.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!







Congratulations Trina ! And what a gorgeous first DT post is ! Your card is just stunning with this blue shades Bokeh to highlight this beautiful woodland heart frame die cut ! Blue and White make such a fabulous combination. I LOVE your CAS card. Hugs x

Thrilled for you Trina and of course they are so lucky to have you on their team x.
Stunning card as your first post....love the Bokeh effect, the colours and the crisp white die cut, with that cute heart looks fabulous x. Thank you for the step by step and the wonderful inspiration x.

Welcome, Trina. Enjoyed your card.

Awesome, simply awesome!!! LOVE it! Your Bokeh background looks so vibrant and stunning, and the die you used is just delightful! Thanks for sharing the step by step process!

Trina, so happy to see one of your creations here. Your card is simply lovely...what a great idea to create a circle stencil for designing your background. It's a wonderful setting for this memory box die.

Beautiful card! Great die! and welcome aboard!

What a lovely card! I love the bokeh technique and you used it beautifully. It makes a beautiful background for this wonderful woodsy scene.

Congrats and welcome Trina. Love the color palette and design on your card.

Congratulations Trina, beautiful card and looking forward to seeing all your designs :)

Love your gorgeous card, Trina!

Love how you created the Bokeh background. I haven't done this in years. I need to do this again. Your card layout and awesome stacked dies really creates awesome depth. Love it.

Congratulations Trina, fabulous card! Love the bokeh effect behind this gorgeous diecut, Cathy x

Congratulations, Trina. I am so excited you were chosen as the new Memory Box DT girl:-) I have always loved your creative CAS use of Memory Box Dies. You are perfect for the Design Team, my friend. Your 1st beautiful die cut with bokeh background is a wonderful example of what we all have to look forward too. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Yay, Trina! A wonderful addition to this talented team!

Congratulations, Trina! Your first card for Memory Box is certainly fabulous! I love the bokeh technique in those gorgeous shades of blue. A perfect background for the wonderful new die!

Oh wow that gives a beautiful background for this die! Congrats on joining the design team

CONGRATS again, Trina! You are very deserving of this honor, and I know you will definitely be an asset to the Memory Box team! I really LOVE how you created this beautiful card, too...such a lovely debut!!!

Congrats Trina! I know you will be a tremendous asset to the Memory Box team. Your designs are STUNNING and you are a constant inspiration to me. Looking forward to your beautiful cards showcasing Memory Box's products. Great start ... your bokeh card is AMAZING!

I love your card. Great inspiration!
Thank you! Can't wait to see what you create next.

Congratulations on being on the Memory Box DT, Trina! I'm so happy for you! They're lucky to have you on their team.
This is a fabulous first DT post! The ink blending is gorgeous and the MB die-cut frame is perfect with the beautiful Bokeh background. Thank you for showing how to make the card with all the pictures.
Looking forward to seeing more of your DT posts. :-)
Hideko xx

Love the Bokeh love the DIES
you achieve adorable CAS bokeh card
I love it and big congrats sweety

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