DON'T FORGET!!! The new One-Layer Simplicity Challenge is up on the challenge blog. Karen is our host for June, and her theme is I've Been Framed. How fun!!! I've already made one card and just need to get it photographed to share. Click on over and join the fun!
Today's card is another using my old Celtic stamps, including a really swell alphabet set. Using both the block layout and a couple of really bright colors from Hero Arts helps refresh these older stamps.
Note how these stamps prove the old design saying that straight lines love curves. The knot work is very curvy, but fits into right-angled shapes with very straight lines. The result is pleasing to the eye. Those early Irish monks knew what they were doing, although if you look at the old manuscripts, you'll see that the knots can also be very organic in shape and whimsical as well. There's a very cool lizard in the Book of Kells, for instance.
(BTW, that link is a fun introduction to the Book of Kells, if you have a few minutes to click through it.)
I just received a largish order (five sets!) of stamps from Clearly Besotted. When I opened the mailing envelope, the smell of fresh photopolymer filled the air. Ahhhhhh, what a treat!
I placed my order on May 25 and received it June 2...pretty good considering it came all the way from Great Britain. I can't wait to find the time to stamp with all this goodness!
stamps: PSX, unknown
ink: Hero Arts fresh peach, butter bar; Memento cocoa
paper: Papertrey white