Celtic Knot

I'm workin on a few pages to celebrate my father's 60th Birthday, and as we are Irish, we had Irish dancers at his party. The following pages have lots going on. The girls were made with Paper Doll Dress-up and Everyday Paper Dolls (cricut) the font is Medieval Scribish and Edwardian Script, and the knot running down the side I created in Inkscape. The knot is available as an svg file after the pics.






Some comments on creating the knot: It's lots of little pieces that need to be placed exactly. I did this by scoring my base paper with exactly the same cut by changing the pressure to "medium" and blade depth to "1".
This way, I able to line up the cut part exactly. The score lines are somewhat hard to see in the pictures, but you get the point.





Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for all the comments!
Celtic Knot border

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Oct. 15, 2009. Thanks again.

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  2. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 02 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  3. Wow. that is so awesome.. I am not sure how you did it... but I sure like it.

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  4. this design is so pretty. I have been following your tutorials and now have found your blog. Thank you for teaching me so much! I feel like I am starting to get so much use out of my Cricut and Scal and Inkscape. Thanks again for taking the time to teach others. You are sooooooo talented!

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  5. That is awesome!! I use tacky mesh (no idea what it's really called) to lift projects with a lot of little pieces, glue the back and stick it down. It peels right off the top. I think it might be called Magic Mesh?? Not sure tho. Anyway that knot is stunning and worth the work!!

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  6. What a cool border, thanks for sharing. I have a video on the drywall mesh technique. It would be perfect for this
    http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/new-video-of-mesh-transfer-technique

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  7. This is a really nice thing you did and I am very grateful for your tutorial on how you made the Celtic knot design work. I recently cut something out and had a hard time lining it up, your suggestion of how you did it will help me with future projects. Thank you for sharing!
    Linda in PA

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  8. Beautiful, but tricky. Thanks for the tips.

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  9. Whew! FINALLY!!! I KNEW I saw this before and I couldn't find it... I commented on your nesties font post... i just "re-found" you! And i'm not losing site of you again! You're now marked with stars and stripes and every other thing I can do to mark you one of my faves!!! Thank you for just being HERE! I appreciate you! (-:

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