Anchors, Knots, and Easy Faux Enamel Dots

PP256 Square Nautical Hope Anchors the Soul

This week’s Paper Player’s Challenge is to make a square card.


So I created this card for my design team inspiration card that I sent to a special guy who has just completed a very important milestone with lots of hope for continued health and happiness.  He is a guy full of hope to anchor his soul and one who embraces life more than anyone I know.

faux enamel dots

It was fun layering on designer series paper and gold netting, embossing, and knotting, and creating fun faux enamel dots.

faux enamel dot close up

They are so easy to make, and you can create so many fun shapes and colors and designs.  I simply cut some paper with my Stampinup Owl punch that has a variety of circle sizes and a heart, laid them on a piece of wax paper, and put a “dollop” squeeze of Stampinup’s Crystal Effects on to dry for several hours.  After they are dry, any excess can be snipped off with scissors, and you are left with beautiful little dots and button-type accents.   I’ve featured them here before also.

The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled.  I love this simple, inexpensive stamp that I have featured before (in fact about a year ago here).

Hope my cardmaking, creative, artistic friends will join us at The Paper Players Challenge #PP256 this week!  All “Hip to be Square” cards are warmly welcomed!

(And “Oh Rob” – hope you feel all the love I put into this card just for you! <3)

Cheers & Hugs,


32 thoughts on “Anchors, Knots, and Easy Faux Enamel Dots

  1. What a beautiful card, Jodi! I love everything about this sentiment ~ the words, design, font combo, and especially its strong expression of hope. It’s sure to touch the heart of your special friend! Our handmade cards really help lift spirits and carry so much love. ♡

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  2. Ahoy matey, this is one fabulous card! Love that sentiment and the gold embossing is sooooo trendy and perfect. Homemade enamel dots? Love. And the netting is such a wonderful texture. FABulous card, my friend and sure to be a treasured keepsake. ((hugs))

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  3. Thanks, Jodi, for introducing me to Neat & Tangled stamps! Several of their beautiful sentiments just hopped into my cart. It truly warms my heart to share handmade kindness with family and friends! Happy stamping! ♡

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  4. Great nautical and masculine card, Jodi! I especially like the netting in the background and your collection of faux enamel dots. Must give that a try!


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