Sunday, March 1, 2015

House of Cards Challenge


Enamel dots, where did they come from and how did they become so popular? I like them because they are flatter then pearls or gems. Makes the card less bulky for mailing. 

There are so many companies selling this fun embellishments, but as you will see over the next four weeks at the House of Cards, there are many ways to make your own.




I tried to think outside the box for my card. I used my enamel dots as stars and planets in the anniversary card that I made for George. He loves all things astronomy and space. I think he will love this card- even if it doesn't feature a teddy bear! 


The star banner is from Papertrey Ink, the space ship is an old Amuse stamp (remember when they weren't a Stampin Up wanna be) and Lawn Fawn rounds out the card with the sentiment from their Lucky Stars set.


Be sure to check back each week at the House of Cards to see how the teams were inspired by enamel dots and to see the videos on how to make your own!


20 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

oh so sweeeet is it a manly or boy card Sue soo soo sweet I love all the enamel dots on your card great idea to use on manly card sweet image and lovely color combo..great DT post..
hugs, Monika (HOC Teammate)

Monika Reeck said...

I did not think Enamel dots for manly card cause my one ihn pink yellow and red LOL also I only think to make flower card, see you soon on my Blog DT post dear Sue...me again , Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I loved this from the moment I saw it on the DT blog - just fabulous! Have a great Sunday, teamie!

Merethe Arstein said...

Love your space card. Cute to
Dt HOC teamie hugs MeretheA :)

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Sue, the black card makes the enamel dots really pop.
Lorry :o) xx

Donna said...

What a clever way to use the enamel dots! Great card! Donna T. (HOC DT member)

Dana Joy said...

Oh this is one great card. Using the enamel dots as stars is genius.

Hugs,
Dana
HOC DT member

Judy V said...

Great card Sue! Love all the black with the pop of red and the glittery enamel dots.

linda said...

this is so sweet and such a creative way to use the dots!
linda HOC teamie

Graciellie Ch said...

Wow Sue, the enamel dots look so nice on this beautiful card! Your design is so fun and pretty. Love it. Hugs, Gracie / HOC DT

Toni said...

Sue, the way you combined the dots and stars really caught my eye--great dimension!


Toni
HOC DT Teamie

Mynn Kitchen said...

Ok, this is GENIUS, Sue!!!! LOVE these fun "planets"! WOW--and I love the enamel heart, too! Or is it with glossy accents?! This is just fabulous--I bet your hubby LOVES it! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

I love this sentiment and how you set up your card for this. How perfect to use enamel dots for the stars! Sweet card Sue! Have a great day!

Rocky said...

This is truly inspirational, sparkly planets...fab!

Tammy said...

This is so cute Sue!! I love how you've used enamel dots for stars and planets!
Tammy x

Milka said...

FABULOUS card!!! Love your design and how you used enamel dots as planets!!! Brilliant idea! :-D

Michele Henderson said...

Hi Sue! I LOVE this rocket ship idea! Did you find enamel dots that were glitttery like that? Those fit perfect! I'm glad I finally got a chance to check out your blog! I'm a follower now!
Michele, HOC teamie!

Katy said...

Love your card! I love how you used the enamel dots and that cute little rocket ship. I got the Easter card too-Thank you! :) So very cute!! :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, this is a wonderful masculine card and I so love how you used those enamel dots for planets. Very creative! Hugs, Barbara

Lilian YF said...

This is so cool! I love that panel, the design...the whole thing! =)
Lilian HOC DT