Hello everyone! Time for a new House of Cards challenge, and our theme for March is enamel dots. Personally I have never used enamel dots, and I can not buy them in my local Hobby Lobby or JoAnns so I searched Pinterest for options on making my own.
You may have seen the technique where you melt beads in your oven, and you may have seen the hot glue method, but in my opinion this one is the easiest! I started by squeezing out dots of Glossy Accents onto waxed paper and letting that dry. Then I painted them with nail polish. Once they're dry they peel off the waxed paper super easy and they're ready to glue down onto your project.
These are so quick to make, you can make them any size you like, and just think of all the color options! I like the fact that this option makes relatively flat dots- so they'll go through the mail easily. Great if you're an OWH cardmaker!
I hope this inspired you to try your hand at making your own dots, especially if you have trouble finding them in your area, or just want to save yourself a little money. I can't wait to see what you come up with over on the House of Cards blog- come play along with us!
Here's a set of four cards I put together with some scraps for Operation Write Home.
This is my first card on a new design team at Moving Along with the Times. I hope you can come play along with us! Our theme this week is to use pink and lilac or butterflies. I decided to combine both options.
I started out with a negative butterfly punch and layered it over some paper which I inked up with Milled Lavender distress ink and a bit of shimmer spritz (the inking looks a bit more subtle in the photo than it really is). I added a couple button brads in the corners which I got as a freebie with an order recently. The script paper came from a 6x6 pad by Studio Calico called South of Market. Rounded corners and bit of ribbon tied around the front...and it's ready to mail!
4 Crafty Chicks: things with wings
Southern Girls: winged things
Crafting for all Seasons: dies or punches
Inspiration Destination: anything goes
I found another new card challenge to play along with each month. Society of Stampaholics, and it's a card chain meaning we get to send and receive cards to others all around the world! I've never done anything like this before, should be fun! I chose to follow the color scheme with papers I had that were similar, along with twine and a friend theme.
Themes: sewing, St. Patrick's Day or Friendship
Products: floss, twine or cording
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!