Tuesday, March 3, 2015

House of Cards Monthly Challenge

The monthly challenge at House of Cards is enamel dots.  I love these things but the hard part is the scatter thing.  I can sweat over the correct placement of 3 or 5 or 7 enamel dots, pearls, gems, etc.


I needed to make a good bye card for a co worker.  This card is from the office.

I had made the background on which the flower is stamped.  I made it awhile ago but I believe it was made with distress inks on watercolor paper.  I like to make some of these up and have them waiting to be used. I hate the wait till it is dry.  I also save all my scraps of background papers I have made.  I know someday I will need them.


As you can see there are black enamel dots on the card.  I also wanted to bring in the colors of the background paper but of course, you never have enamel dots in the correct colors.  I have started using the old fashioned hole punch for circles.  Place the dots on my card with a glue dot and then I add glossy accents on top.  It is a "kinda faux" enamel dot that exactly matches.  The flower was colored with distress paints.

Hope you liked my enamel dot card.  Thanks for stopping by.

5 comments:

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a pretty card! I LOVE the beautiful colors and that gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

And yet another cool way to make your own enamel dots - thanks for sharing! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at HOC this month!

Lilian YF said...

Love the colors of your card! And great "faux" enamel dots!
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
Lilian
http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com

Merethe Arstein said...

Lovely colors and a nice spring card. Thank you for participating in our challenge at House of Cards.
Ma :) HOC DT

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful card and fab coloring. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Barbara