There’s something about the Celtic pattern that really draws me and when Cut at Home shared JustRite Stampers Celtic Lattice background stamp with me I couldn’t wait to play. I had gotten a stamp pad of StazOn Metallic Silver that I hadn’t played with yet so the two seemed a perfect match. This is a solvent ink and I must warn you it takes a bit of fussing with to remove it from your stamp pad (I used StazOn ink remover), but it’s so worth the extra effort. This is a standard 5″ x 7″ card.
I envision this as the perfect Silver Anniversary card, or perhaps atop a wedding present. Once I had the Celtic Lattice stamped on the white cardstock I hunted for some grey to co-ordinate for my mats. DCWV have a great pad called the Metallic Stack, I’ve had mine for eons so not sure it’s still around but I’m sure there’s something similar out there. I took the largest mat and embossed it with Sizzix Textured Impressions folder Lattice, this is a two pack the other folder being Butterfly, what a buy two for one! Since my mat was larger than the folder I had to emboss it several times to get the edges. You’ll notice in the video the inside looks sort of frumpy in places but it’s okay so don’t fret about it if you decided to do this technique, I covered up the inside of the embossing with my next mat and the edged area is fine and gives just enough punch to the card. The Congratulations sentiment (embossed in white) on the front is from JustRite Stampers Celebrations Sentiments Clear stamps.
As I was laying out all the pieces to the card I hunted my stash for some pretty silver flowers and had none. I wondered if I could stamp and die cut aluminum foil, yes just the plain heavy duty kitchen kind. I was afraid the petals would just fall apart if I ran the foil alone through my Big Shot. I took some card stock that had a pretty grey pattern on the back and glued it to the foil leaving the shiny side out. Next I stamped with STazOn Jet Black (it won’t rub or smear on the foil) using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp set and die cut them with the accompanying dies. Perfection! The added layer of cardstock was just enough to stabilize the foil and they cut beautifully (I did add a paper shim just to ensure a perfect die cut). I formed my petals and glued them together with Glossy Accents adding a rhinestone center.
The pretty corner flourishes on the front and again on the inside sentiment are from Spellbinders Die D-Lites Outrageous Butterfly, I love this die set which also includes a lovely butterfly. This little piece just added such a nice touch of elegance to the front and inside. The inside sentiment embossed in white, is JustRite Stampers Loving Sentiments and die cut with JustRite Vintage Labels Eight. I’ll show you in the video but share here as well. I often have trouble lining my inside sentiment up squarely so this time I marked crosshairs with a pencil in the middle of my card base and lined the points of the sides 0f the die cut with the lines and centered the top and bottom. Perfect, no ripping up and re-positioning and I only had to erase a couple of pencil marks that still showed.
When you watch the video I’ll also share a second card for St Patrick’s Day, not the whole creation but the start of coloring in the Celtic Lattice stamped image and the finished completed card. A completely different look from the one shown here. I hope you’ll join me on the video and get inspired to use this marvelous background stamp. Directly below are the links to all the products I used in my cards.
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Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
CL-02123 - JustRite Stampers Celtic Lattice Background Stamp
HCPC 3608 - Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Stamp Set
HCD 748 - Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Collection Dies
658483 - Sizzix Textured Impressions 2 Pack Butterfly & Lattice Embossing Folders
S2-069 – Spellbinders Die D-Lites Outrageous Butterfly dies
JB-02087 – JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Eight dies
CR-02151 - JustRite Stampers Loving Sentiments stamps
CR-02099 – Just Rite Stampers Celebrations Sentiments stamps
ACT1414 - Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
ACT1412 - Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
658300 - Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
TIM21490 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters
TIM95940 - Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
TIM27126 - Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive
Supplies from my stash: Kitchen foil, 110# Georgia Pacific ardstock for card base and mats, Silver Cardstock, StazOn ink in Metallic Silver and Jet Black, Glossy Accents, Angel Craft Podge (coming soon to the store!), bling, ribbon, Wink of Stella in Clear, scraps from Graphic 45’s A Place in Time collection, charms, twine