So Proud of You with Praiseworthy Prose

There are so many ways to share in the joy of someone else’s success. We typically think of “so very proud of you” as something we’d say to a child, but it’s possible to beam with pride for grown adults when they succeed, too. This week’s Global Design Project Well Done theme challenge was perfectly timed with a card I made for a friend who recently reached an amazing milestone in her career. Here’s my card:

Praiseworthy Prose, Royal Peacock, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card: GDP215Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Praiseworthy Prose. The background on this “well done” card is filled with definitions of some celebratory words and phrases found in the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set. The words I chose are celebrate, cheerful, way to go and friendship. I stamped them in a random pattern that mimics herringbone a bit. I alternated between the sentiments, stamping them in various directions to create a fun pattern. Here’s a look at the background pattern on this card:Praiseworthy Prose, Royal Peacock, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s a look at the Praisewothy Prose Bundle (which includes the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set and coordinating Hand-Lettered Prose Dies): Praiseworthy Prose Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151077
  • Two more Bundles. The other sentiments on this card (“So very proud of you” and “You did it!”) are from the Royal Peacock Bundle. Such a great bundle for celebrating others! Here’s a look at the Royal Peacock Bundle (which includes the Royal Peacock stamp set and coordinating Detailed Peacock Dies):Royal Peacock Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 151100Here’s a closer look at this front-and-center sentiment: Praiseworthy Prose, Royal Peacock, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment is surrounded by three stitched stars to show the explosion of pride I have for my friend. They were the perfect accent for this card. Here’s a look at the So Many Stars Bundle (which includes the So Many Stars stamp set and coordinating Stitched Stars Dies): So Many Stars Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Celebratory Color Combination. I knew that two over-the-top colors would play well for this celebratory card – Pineapple Punch and Poppy Parade. These two colors needed to be grounded a bit, though, so I added in Balmy Blue, a soft blue with a subtle brightness to it (if that even makes any sense at all). If you like this mix of Pineapple Punch, Poppy Parade and Balmy Blue, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pineapple Punch, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue

Stamp Sets: Praiseworthy Prose, Royal Peacock  Papers: Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White  Inks: Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Stitched Stars Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Classic Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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9 Comments

  1. Your friend is so lucky to receive this. The background is clever and cool. Charming color combination that will make her smile!

  2. What a GREAT looking card Brian. Someone is going to be SO HAPPY when they open their mailbox and find this cutie inside.

  3. I had been stumped as to how to use those definition stamps. Now I know a great way…as a background. You are so clever. love the font of the sentiment. Your friend will be thrilled to receive this very supportive card. Have a great day!

  4. What a great background you stamped, Brian! Very clever…love it!

  5. Look at you making your own DSP with a cool pattern..so clever and fun!

  6. That background is insanely brilliant, Brian, wowzer! Love!!!

  7. What a great idea to create a background from a variety of sentiment stamps! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and amazing talents with all of us!

  8. A stylish, beautiful and colorful way to say CONGRATULATIONS to your friend, she is lucky to receive this awesome card.
    Your stamping of the background shows your amazing skills to position the sentiment just about perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing.
    XO
    Maria.

  9. Wow! I think this card requires a better superlative, but “wowed” is how I feel! This is a great design!

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