Sunday, June 5, 2011

Variations on a Set: Dot Spot Goes Pastel

Yesterday's cards used Dot Spot by Papertrey in bright, bold colors. But the set is equally at home in soft and subtle colors.

For the first card, I layered white on white and combined Everyday Button Bits with Dot Spot again, this time to make a little flower garden. The sentiment is from Birthday Basics, also from PTI.

The second card uses some very simple layering of three different circles from Dot Spot, with the top two layers popped up on dimensionals.

Simple Tip: Most of you probably already know this, but those who don't...prepare to be amazed! When you don't have the right color bling, use a Bic, Sharpie, or Copic marker to color clear bling to match whatever you need! That's what I had to do with the purple bling on both of these cards.

Now, aren't you going to stock up on clear bling next time you're at Michael's?

stamps: Dot Spot, Birthday Basics, Everyday Button Bits
ink: Memento
paper: white
accessories: rhinestones, Bic marker, corner chomper, circle punches, dimensionals


  1. I am LOVING your Dot Spot and Everyday Button Bit cards. I never thought to combine the two together, but honey, it works!!

  2. Love the cards and can't wait to try coloring some bling! Thanks for the tip.

  3. You are such a Design Queen. Seriously. These are fabulous.

  4. good news and bad news.
    good news...i LOVE these cards.

    bad news...i need BOTH of these sets and that is going to mess with my "no more ordering new stamps till i use the ones i already have" project.


  5. My initial reaction: I wish I had those sets.

    My better judgement: Susan, you are actually showing me that I should and could use what I have to make totally different cards. And that's truely CREATING!

    Thank you. You are so creative and awesome.

    Yoona in California

  6. Can I just tell you that I love you? I love Dot Spot but can't make it work and I love your samples! Keep them coming!!!!

  7. Fabulous!!! your posted birthday cards are designed so much beautifully!!!
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  8. What a great idea to use the circles with the buttons bits - have both sets, but it never came to my mind!!! Thanks for sharing the idea!

  9. Yes, we're going to stock up on clear bling. And we're also going to flood PTI with Dot Spot orders. These 2 cards are darling. I love the bright colors of the first one, and the double dimensional on the second. You've sold me. This set will be mine! Again, you are so creative. Combining sets is something I never do except for the sentiment. I need to look at all my sets again, with your eyes!

  10. Really, Susan ~ such enabling. lol Just had to get the Dot Spot! Thanks, I know I will love it as I love your cards. Now that my computer is re-set up, and a new stamp coming, I'd better get busy.

  11. I absolutely love what you have done with this set over the past few days. This is one of my favorite sets too and I have not used it in any way similar to what you have showcased here! Thanks for sharing your genius and creative crafty mind with us:)


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