Sunday, September 23, 2012

TLC396 Make Your Own Polka Dots

Hello everyone....hope you have had a wonderful weekend!!! It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and this week we are going to make your own polka dots!!!
How many times have you wanted to use polka dot paper but didn't have the right color??? Well, stress no more....we are going to make our own!!! All you need is a punch of some kind and a piece of card's that easy!!!

1. If you want a random polka dot, just punch around the edges of the card stock layer and cover the center part that the punch couldn't reach with a sentiment layer, image, or flowers.
2. If you want a more uniform polka dot design,  emboss your card stock with a dotted folder and punch the raised areas.
3. You can also emboss your card stock with a dotted folder and color each of the raised dots with a marker, ink pad, or Versamark Pen, for example.
4. The punched holes can also be used for polka dots....just glue them on your card stock or make something creative with them like a butterfly trail.
5. Back the punched polka dot layer with different colored papers for a variety of color and a festive look.
5. If all else fails and you have a polka dot stamp, use that to make your polka dot creation!!!
6. Have fun!!!!

My card features the Rose stamp, butterfly from the Butterflies are Free set, and sentiment from Rubbernecker. The roses and butterfly were colored with Copics, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The vine was created with a Cherry Lynn die and the polka dot background was created by punching holes in the card stock after it was embossed with a polka dot folder. Some of the punched circles were used for the butterfly trail. A MFT's Die-namics was used to cut the sentiment layer.

Now, I have a few pics of the cute little pups who have been my house guests for the last 2 SIL and niece are here from Alaska and they brought all their babies!!

here they all are enjoying lunch...

This is Charlie Brown..he is the baby of the bunch...he's 3 and thinks he's a prince!!!

Here is Nicky...he is the old man of the bunch...he's 13 and can put all the boys in their place!!!

Joey is being shy....

Pumpkin has adopted my hubby....he's a man's man!!

Toby is such a sweetie but snores like a man!!!

Thanks for stopping by today....hope you can find a little time this week to join the TLC challenge...I would love to see what you come up with!!!!


jimlynn said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic way to make and also use the polka dots! So pretty!

Now, that's a complete herd of puppies! They're precious and I'd probably want to adopt them all!


Sillyfilly said...

Your card is very pretty. Sounds like a fun challenge.

Love all the dogs. I had a Yorkie for 16 years. Boscoe. I now have a mut and an Australian Shepherd. We also have 8 horses.

Like your blog.


Mary Marsh said...

what a great idea for polka dotted paper Joan-I love using it and dont always have the color I want. Thanks for the idea. The dogs are really cute as well

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Joan, I like the roses and that gorgeous butterfly.
The dogs are really lovely I love Toby's face.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous and beautiful card, love, love polkadots! I think the pups are adorable and they can come and live with me! You'll be surprised how much you miss them when they move! Too, too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

What a FUN challenge Joan! Love the idea of punching out some raised embossed dots....thinking I will try a few different colours behind my rainbows! Yep....can't wait to get home and give this a go tonight! LOL!
Your card is beautiful! Always wonderful samples and instructions from you!

LOVE the puppy pictures! LOL @ the last one snoring...our dog does too and it's LOUD!

Sasha said...

Beautiful card, Joan. Love your roses, layout and sentiment. Such a brilliant idea with your own polka dots.
Such sweet how Nicky looks as if he's posing for his picture taking x

Linda said...

Beautiful card, love the polka dots! Love the doggies too, They are all sooo sweet! :-))Thanks for showing them too.

Linda Palmer said...

Thanks for the tip on the polka dots. Beautiful card, love how you colored the roses. Gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Joan, your creation is beautiful with the flowers and layout!! :) Those pups are too stinkin' CUTE!!! LOVE THEM ALL!! HUGS

Annette Allen said...

aww look at all those little fun to have all those little pup keeping you company...

Your card is totally those big roses...

Ellen Taylor said...

Beautiful depth to your roses Joan! Gorgeous card! Looks like you have a house full of cute company!!!

Kimberly S said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the roses and the butterfly too. Oh my, the puppies are adorable! Charlie Brown definitely looks like a prince. lol (aren't they all?) Thank you for sharing them! hugs, Kimberly

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Joan… what a great idea to make your own polka dots… Love the beautiful flowers and butterfly… nice to see a Summer card… :-)
Oh my… those puppies… I want one!!!!! they are adorable… can I have Pumpkin please!! or maybe I should have Toby as I snore like heck with my sinus problems!! we could make sweet music together LOL
Thanks for sharing these wonderful piccies!
Hope you are having a good week
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

that's very nice hehe

Anne Temple said...

What a fun way to make polka dots - so easy but would never have thought of it :-). Loved seeing all the fur babies too. So fun to see all their different personalities in the photos.

Shawna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tut on how to make polka dots. Gotta try this! And thanks for posting pics of this wonderful herd!!!