Monday, 12 August 2019

Stampin' Up! Praiseworthy Prose for August Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog post - if you're joining me from another Demonstrator's blog, then Hello! I'm Laura, a Demonstrator from the UK and my page is known as The Stamping Cat. If you're starting with me, then also Hello, please take a look at my project then 'hop' along to the next Demonstrator in the list at the bottom of my post.

Firstly, apologies to those who follow my blog - it has been quite a while since my last post - unfortunately life and my full time work has gotten in the way of the creative fun of late, but hopefully that will now be changing and I can have some more time to create!

My cardmaking this month was kick started by a requirement for some Birthday cards. We all know how tricky cards can be, but in particular, when the recipient is male, it can be even harder. And this week I needed two male cards (keep an eye on my blog to see the other card later this week!).

For this particular card, I decided to use the stamp set 'Praiseworthy Prose'. Now I think this is one of those stamp sets that is really easy to overlook in the catalogue - it's mainly sentiment based with nothing 'pretty' going on. BUT it is so versatile and is great for covering a variety of occasions! I teamed this stamp set with the 'Well Written' dies for the Happy Birthday. I used aqua painters for watercolour was background (TIP I also watercolour washed the sentiment before die-cutting to keep the washed effect going).

For my colour choice, I wanted to keep it on the more 'male friendly' spectrum and I actually now really love these colours together - I used Crushed Curry, along with two of the 2019-2020 In Colours - Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray. 

I hope you like my card, here's the list of the other bloggers so you can 'hop' along to the next one!

All products used can be found in my online shop (see below), and if you're in the UK then request a FREE catalogue by clicking the link to the side of my page. 
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  1. What a fun design Laura. Looks great :-)

  2. Can't wait for mine to arrive now. Helen x

  3. I love the background on this card

  4. Love the layout and it works really well for a masculine card. Thanks for sharing

  5. Love the way you have used this bundle to create your card design. So much fun :)