Yesterday I posted about the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle that includes Praiseworthy Prose stamps and Hand-Lettered Prose dies. In the post there is a link to a video that introduced the bundle, as well as techniques and ideas, and a glimpse of some sample Stampin’ Up! projects. You can see that post here.
In today’s “Part Two” post, I am sharing some more Stampin’ Up! projects from the Praiseworthy Prose bundle, along with links to products and Supply Lists of the items used. I will also share the basic steps of the Eclipse Technique,a method for a water colored background, and framed art made with the Hand-Lettered (alphabet) dies. The samples and the products are from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, and they are inspiring. You can replicate these projects, or use product that you already have.
Bundles are great for adding definition, interest and dimension to stamping projects. This stamp set and alphabet dies coordinate; they do not match exactly like other bundles. The flexibility with these two pieces allows you to use this bundle for almost any occasion.
The Eclipse Technique
Here are two cards made with the Praiseworthy Prose bundle using the eclipse technique, a popular method for adding layers and height to your project. If you haven’t yet tried this technique, do it!! You will love it.
You can see above how sister and hello are raised above the same impression of the letters. The cardstock was cut with the alphabet dies from Hand-Lettered Prose thinlets.
There are lots and lots of ways to make eclipse cards, and even more ways to embellish them. But most of them use a variation of three basic steps:
Stamp your image or greeting, or create your own background with ink, blends or markers. You could also use baby wipes for the ink, or aqua painters for a water color effect, like in the hello card above, and below.
Next, die cut the stamped cardstock.
Finally, layer the leftover pieces over the negative cut out area with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips. You can angle the pieces off center for an even more eclipsed look.
To make the Sister card, the “family” definition sentiment was stamped on the cardstock before the words were die cut. “family: (fam-uh-lee) n. protectors and gurdians; a source of love, connection and kinship.”
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products used in the sample Sister card. The definition sentiment “family” was stamped before the words were die cut. You can click on each image to learn more about the product or to purchase in my online store. There is also a clickable, printable Supply List that you can download for reference.
The Hello card also uses the eclipse technique for the letters, as well as a water color background. The background was inked, then spritzed with an aqua painter for an artistic look, then allowed to dry before cutting. To ink the background, you can flick some ink from a stamp pad onto the paper, or use a small drop of ink from a reinker. Watercolor or Shimmery White paper work best with aqua painters.
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products used in the sample Hello card. You can click on each image to learn more about the product or to purchase in my online store. There is also a clickable, printable Supply List that you can download for reference.
The next sample is a 3-D project made with the Hand-Lettered Prose dies and the “bundle of joy” definition from the Praiseworthy Prose stamps. The letters were die cut in pastels and glued to a background mat to form the alphabet. The definition sentiment was stamped on vellum, then adhered onto the alphabet.
“bundle of joy: (buhn-dl whu joi) n. a newborn; a baby that is swaddled and snuggly.” We don’t often see stamped definitions, and this set is really cute. There are six definition sentiments in all, and three images.
I think this is adorable. The pastel colors are great for a baby’s room, and it would be cute with the baby’s name and birth details, a prayer, a quote, or a sweet saying. You could also match the colors to the room’s decor. And, it would not have to be made for a baby! There are so many creative possibilities, and they will all look good framed.
You can use any colors and a variety of embellishments to make something similar. The frame is a white 5 x 7. Below are the Stampin’ Up! products used in the sample. You can click on each image to learn more about the product or to purchase in my online store. There is also a clickable, printable Supply List that you can download for reference.
That’s what I have for now for the Praiseworthy Prose bundle. This set is on my wish list for our-post remodel life. Oh, speaking of our remodel, they start to sheet rock the kitchen tomorrow. More to come on that also.
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