Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Home Made Enamel Dots...

Hi guys,
     As promised I thought I would share with you a quick way that I came up with to make 'specific'  home made enamels dots.  Now, don't get me wrong.... I am still very much addicted to any and all that you can purchase from the crafty stores, and if I were to win the Lottery tomorrow, I would make a trip to a craft store and pick up each and every package of them that they had in stock.  lmbo... Yes, I am an enamel dot addict and I admit it.
     So with that disclaimer out of the way I thought I would try my hand at showing you a little tutorial that my DH Madison helped me to take pictures of.
     First off you will need a small circle punch.  I would have loved to have an even small one, but for now I am working with this size that is a bit smaller than a dime would be.  You will also need some Glossy Accents, or in my case, I have this little set of  'Crystal Coat Glaze'.  It worked ok, but next time I am going to use my Glossy Accents.  You will also need some small glue dots and of course your choice of either cardstock or patterned paper.  I wanted to use some of the patter papers that I was using on the rest of my card, so I picked out this light blue patterned paper that was easy to punch out.

Just gathering my supplies.

I punched out a few more that I was going to use, as I wanted to have options
once I started to put my card together. 

Once you punch out your dots just put them face up on the glue dots so that they
don't move around and you are able to put on your glossy element.

I used a toothpick to spread around my Crystal Coat Glaze (Glossy Accents)
that way I didn't put on a super thick amount.  This allows it to dry quicker and then
if you want you can always add a second coat.

Once, they are dried you can then add them to your project.  Because I used
glue dots I don't even need to have any other glue.  At this point they are ready to  go.
I figure if I am bored, I can always punch out a whole bunch of different colors and have
them on hand.  

     I had so much fun making this card and using my own glossy dots.  I also as you can see have become a little addicted to heat embossing and even thought the mittens are from a Hot Off the Press mini set of stamps I think it turned out pretty good.
     Thanks for stopping by.  I also want to say "Hi" to Krystal and "welcome to my blog.  So nice to have you here."  Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. Talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

stamps- Mittens-HOTP & Sparkling Season-TGF
cs-Neenah classic crest-Solar White & Aqua Mist-PTI
dp-Merry Little Christmas-MME
dies-Labels Sixteen-Spellbinders
embossing folder & embossing boarder-Poppy-Anna Griffin-Cuttlebug-PC
circle punch-Chatter Box
embroidery floss-stash
embossing powder-fine white-HA
Crystal Coat Glaze-Quilled Creations
inks-Versmark &


Sammy said...

What a fabulous idea! Must try this! Love your card too, the colours are fab :-) x

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card Lisa,fabulous colours, and love your home made enamel that is something I need to try..


Amanda R said...

Those are just perfect! Def gonna try them!

Denice said...

A must try...TFS.

Rachel Parys said...

Very nice!!! I have made some of my own with melting beads! It smells a little, but so much cheaper than buying the darn enamel dots! lol! Great project!

Amy said...

Thanks for the awesome technique share! I'm slightly addicted to those enamel dots too so this could be a huge money saver! And the card you made using them is simply gorgeous Lisa!

Missy Cee said...

What a great idea. TFS, I will try this.