This week our #ProudlyPrinted series is getting a boost. And by boost we mean an absolute injection of positivity and motivation – in the form of some seriously uplifting print.
From motivational messages to downright inspiring Greeting Cards, we’ve rounded up our pick of the bunch – and they’re all right here for you to enjoy. So kick off your weekend a little early and get ready for some utterly positive vibes!
From gorgeous handcrafted designs to cutting edge modern minimal, we get to see all kinds of creative pieces pass through our presses. Want to see your designs here too? Tag on social using the hashtag #ProudlyPrinted!
What a way to kick us off! From letting your recipient know they’re one in a million to telling them they make the world a better place, you’ll be spoiled for choice with sentiment with these fab Greeting Cards from xoxo Designs by Ruth.
We asked artist and all round creative, Ruth, where she gets her inspiration:
“I get inspiration from pattern, flowers, space, typography, books and social media (there are SO many creative people out there).”
“I want my cards to inspire and motivate everyone. Life is hard, but we all can support each other and send a little bit of love around to brighten someone’s day!”
With a BSc in Design from Duncan of Jordanstone, when she’s not being creative she spends her time finding the perfect brownie, watching F1 and obsessing over everything NASA does – oh and she’s always dreaming up new ideas for her colourful greeting cards, motivational prints, and cute enamel pins & patches – so go check her out on Etsy!
These gorgeous cards from Ready and Unable are a little different… Claire’s range of TTC and IVF greetings cards are designed to spread support and positivity to anyone struggling to start a family.
Ready and Unable is the side hustle of full time graphic designer Claire, who works after hours to create ttc and ivf cards from her spare room, which she very much hopes will one day become a nursery. With such an interesting backstory, we couldn’t not take the opportunity to ask Claire a little more about her work!
“My style is bold and playful and thoughts of brightening the day of anyone who might appreciate a cheer, a hug or a squeeze is at the heart of what I do.10% of sales from my Etsy shop are donated to Fertility Network UK, a national charity providing vital support and information to anyone who has ever experienced fertility problems.”
Bold, beautiful and oh so inspiring, Carli’s range of cards are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face these Cards by Colour Your Life Club are the kind of sentiments we can really get on board with.
Carli is based in South Wales and creates colourful and motivational gifts designed to make people smile – she launched Colour Your Life Club in January this year after healing with colour after a tough 18 months.
We asked her a bit about what inspires her to create….
“I’ve re-embraced my creativity and I want to spread a little joy and 2018 is the year of spreading some positive vibes. I designed these cards as encouragement for the loved one who needs support, or a motivational pep talk for anyone who needs some love and kindness. Nobody should feel alone and through the use of colour and inspirational messages I hope that they can help anyone who may need a pick me up. With regards to the Babe with the Power design that came from wanting others to know that we all have the power within us to grab life by the balls, kick some ass whilst being empowering, encouraging and accepting of others…and being kind. We still have a long way to go with equality but times are changing. A nod to the ladies who are absolutely rocking it out there and to all women around the world…the ones still fighting for justice, still fighting for an education, still fighting for equality, still pushing boundaries…this one’s for you!”
Naivasha, of Bantu Studio in London, designs bold, African inspired Cards. By her own admission, she loves herbal teas, bold prints and standout quotes – and we reckon you’ll love her motivational designs more than she loves tea…
We asked Naivasha for a little bit of background on her gorgeous designs…
“I have quite a bold personality and a wardrobe to match! You will rarely catch me wearing dark colours and I wanted Bantu Studio to be a reflection of that. I’d say my inspiration comes from African prints because it reminds me of home and I love playing around with colour.”
We’re loving her ‘Ubuntu’ card – if you;re not familiar with the term, it’s a NguniBantu term meaning “humanity”. It is often translated as “I am because we are,” and also “humanity towards others”, but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. How nice is that?!
These bold, bright an empowering designs are courtesy of Sophie Heywood. We asked her where her inspiration comes from, and here’s what she had to say…
“I bring life to my illustrations with traditional methods, a touch of digital and lots of colour. With my work I want to make people smile and give them something to relate to. I illustrated these motivational quotes with inky, hand painted brush lettering. When trying to choose words that resonate, I often pick advice I need to take myself!”
We hope you enjoyed our #ProudlyPrinted – The Positivity Edition
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