How Many Dots?

Color Hues #56- Pink and Red & Anything Goes With A Twist of Dots

As I was putting away some dies I found the one I’ve used above among the others. It is an unbranded die and was actually a disappointment, as it wasn’t what I expected when purchasing. As well it doesn’t cut perfectly but I decided to use it anyway. I guess you get what you pay for. Using a pink scrap piece I die cut the panel and as you can see some of the dots didn’t cut properly. Instead of trying to cut them out by hand I decided to use the panel with them there and added it to another scrap piece of darker pink. Using Hero Arts infinity heart dies I cut the frame of one heart along with another smaller full heart and then a smaller one still using a left over piece of dry embossed CS. I added them to the card front and added the sentiment which is from a Divinity Designs set. I stacked the stamp and curved the corners. I finished the card using some Pops of Color in a different pink. The embossed folder used on the small white scrap is a Gemini folder called Celebrate.

My back pain was not so bad this afternoon giving me the chance to create for a short time. I managed to finish a card for my hubby’s upcoming birthday as well as this one so not a complete waste of the day. Thanks for all the wishes and for stopping by.

18 thoughts on “How Many Dots?

  1. The background with some of the dots remaining looks planned – and great! I am so quick to throw away panels that don’t work perfectly; I should take a page out of your book! Love how this turned out.

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    1. I’m having to teach myself to throw away scraps as I have a tendency to keep it all. Glad you like this one. It has grown on me since I finished it.

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  2. Although you weren’t pleased with the die, your card looks wonderful. I like that some of the dots didn’t punch out and that your popped some up, too. The embossing on the white heart is lovely. Just enough.

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  3. Thanks Gayle – I have a couple of dies that don’t cut well even if I give them lots of pressure, but I managed to salvage this one with minimal effort.

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  4. I actually like your card with not all the dots punched out…looks more random! And you’ve used the challenge colors beautifully, so it’s a win, win I’d say! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Color Hues Challenge! Marcia (DT)

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  5. We all have made a purchase a time or two that has been a disappointment and despite the dots not all falling out as you would expect, it looks great in the end. I think carrying the dot theme with the epink enamel dots was a nice touch. As for your back pain, I certainly hope you feel better soon. I appreciate you picking Color Hues to play along with when you are not feeling your best. Take care!

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  6. Thanks a lot. I’m happier with this card after receiving some good feedback for it. Sometimes having others like something helps one to feel better about it.

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  7. I think it turned out great. The dots that didn’t punch look like they were inlaid. Sometimes things like this turn into a happy accident which is the case here.

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  8. You are right about sometimes what appears to be an error turns out to be a happy accident. I’m learning to go with the flow and try to use things however they turn out.

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