Heat embossing to the rescue! I embossed some small circles to mimic the look for enamel dots.
To start, I punched some Bermuda Bay circles using handheld circle punches in 1/8 and 1/4" sizes.
For the 1/8" circles, I used half of a glue dot to stick them on a pair of tweezers. Then I dabbed them on my Versamark pad and dip them in my container of clear embossing powder. I zapped them with my heat gun and went through the steps a second time to get a thick coat of embossing.
I did something similar on the window card from Wednesday's blog post. However, that time I used Stampin' Up!'s Glimmer Paper. Instead of embossing, I simply punched out some small circles and attached them to the card.
They added just the right extra touch of glitz to the card and since I made them myself, they matched the the other paper used on the card perfectly.
So, while regular enamel dots are quick and easy to use, if you're in a bind or want just the right color, making your own may be just the hack you need!