Thursday, 6 April 2017

Celtic knot card

When I first started stamping, Celtic Knotwork designs were very popular, and as it is a style I love, I bought loads of stamps. But like all fashions, it passed and I was left with a collection of stamps that I seldom use but love too much to part with.

Then at the Make It Show I spotted this gorgeous Celtic Knotwork stencil and bought it, hoping that it means the fashion is about to return. And today I'm doing my bit to encourage that return.

First I stamped the knotwork circle (an old PSX stamp - it's dated 1998) onto gold mirri using Stazon ink. Even Stazon needs to be handled carefully to avoid smudging when it's used on mirri - I have to confess that this image isn't my first attempt. Then I cut out the image with  a circle die and matted it onto black then gold circles.

Then I stencilled the background using Starlights Paint from Imagination Crafts and layered that onto yet more gold mirri.

I am sharing this with:
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more layers
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Loves to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes    


Liz said...

I love Celtic knot designs and this is so striking. Looks so classy in gold and black. xx

Dora said...

Beautiful card and style.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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Barb said...

Your card looks very luxurious Jane. I've got a few Celtic knots lurking in my stash too. Barbxx

brenda said...

Super stamping and inking making for a lovely creation Jane, the colours are so rich as well, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Lena said...

I had never heard of Celtic Knotwork designs before, but I'm in love. I do hope that you have brought the trend back because I will be first in line to get some stamps, dies, stencils, etc. :-) Love, love your card! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Jane. Very elegant and lovely stamps. The gold looks great against the black!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Pippa said...

Fantastic card, love all the knot work and the gold on black is so rich. Good luck with reviving knot work. Thanks for sharing at LTCCB. Pippa DT

Irena Stefanova said...

Beautiful project! Love the design. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB and Good Luck! :)
Irena DT