Welcome House of Cards friends! This month, House of Cards brings great inspiration and ideas for a popular trend, Bokeh Effect! The term Bokeh originally comes from the Japanese word boke, which means to blur, or haze. What began in photography is now trending in cardmaking. To create a bokeh card, inks or watercolors are intentionally blended together to create a blurred light effect. All month long, you can get tips, tricks, and ideas of how to make your own bokeh project. Here’s your chance to play with this fun technique, then link your project over at House of Cards right here: http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-challenge-bokeh-effect.html If you started at the beginning of the House of Cards Bokeh Blog Hop, then you have already seen some fabulous inspiration from our creative Design Team. For my card, I wanted to capture my favorite kind of bokeh style, the blurry effect of urban lights on a body of water at night. This style puts the bokeh in the foreground instead of the background. I created an urban skyline with buildings, a bridge, water, and lots of lights! I used Brilliance pearlescent inks to create blurry light impressions in both the sky and the water. They look a little like moons and planets with a pearly glow! This was my very first experiment using the bokeh technique and I LOVE it! I’m headed back to the House of Cards blog to check out what my creative team has created for you this month! Thanks for joining us today! Live your life in color!