Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s time for another Sunday share from the Claritystamp new design club, and today it’s the ‘celtic knot’ from August 2014. I haven’t used this very much over the years, but it would be great for making a frame on a card, although I’ve just gone for a centre highlight today.
I had a quick look at the story of Celtic knots – there are about eight different core designs. This one looks most like the sailor’s knot, which seamen would weave for their sweethearts while they were away at sea. It symbolises harmony, friendship, affection & deep love, so strikes me it would be a good stamp to use on a wedding or engagement card. Apparently it’s one of the strongest knots there is and represents a bond that grows stronger under time and pressure. Definitely one for the wedding cards, then.
On to the card – I started with a piece from my stash, which was made with inks swirled through shaving foam.
I then stamped the knot in the centre of the card using WOW clear ink and heat embossed it with ‘gold satin pearl’ powder. I used a mint green marker pen to highlight the knot (having embossed it makes it so much easier to stay within the lines!)
I trimmed the card down slightly and mounted it onto a piece of gold card, before attaching it to a 6×6 card blank. I stamped the sentiment from Clarity’s ‘essential sentiments’ set in ‘iced spruce’ Distress Oxide and also mounted that onto gold card then stuck it below the image.
I was very happy with how this turned out. I’m going to share it over at Just Add Ink – their theme is ‘just add G’, so I think the green & gold on this card will definitely meet that challenge