Monday, May 12, 2014

WFC Colour Challenge and Faux Enamel Dots

Look at these fun tropical colours the Waltzingmouse Fanatics chose for us this fortnight! Love those little birdies. 
Here's my card, featuring Nordic Spring and Big Day - Today stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps:

The really fun part of this card, besides the RIOT of colour, is the  faux enamel dots technique. They have been popping up all over, but I have not seen any in my local stores. Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter, to the rescue. Her video on her blog shows how to make these fake-aroos out of paper and embossing powder (two things we all have on hand). The neat thing with this technique is your dots will always perfectly match your paper.
I am needing a lot of birthday cards all of a sudden, so this is also being entered in the current Seize the Birthday challenge which asks for flowers (note the tulip border). Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you try this technique.


thefrugalcrafter said...

looks great!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, just saw this on my FB feed. You've rocked this challenge - love, love the bold, bright colours, the lovely butterfly and the faux enamal dots! Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics.

Colleen said...

Oh what a great card...those colors are so bright and cheery! Love your dots and linking to the video! Wow, you mastered that technique perfectly! Thank you for linking up to Seize the Birthday.

Asha said...

Oh my! What a FABULOUS card, Charmaine! It certainly is a RIOT of colours. Thanks for sharing the secret of fake e-dots. I'm definitely making some! Don't want to miss out on other tips from you... stalking you! :D
xxx Asha

Craftilicious said...

Way to rock our bold colours - your bold base card and superb DIY dots really draw the eye in to the fab focus.
Thanks for joining the Fanatics once more.
Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge DT

Glenda J said...

So fun and lively! Great job with the colours. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.