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Today I’m sharing one entry for two challenges!

The Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge and the Totally Hues Challege #4!

My project is inspired by a beautiful book that Andrew’s parents gave me.

The book is called Inspirations by Preston Bailey – who is possibly the most talented and amazing floral/event designer ever. Andrew’s parents met Preston in Las Vegas at a convention and they purchased his book  – and even had it signed for me!

Each page of this book is filled with the most beautiful and awe inspiring photographs. You should get a copy – really – you should!

I created this card with Preston’s fabulous floral designs in mind. I also used this week’s Make It Monday technique: Adding color to non-neutral cardstock.

I just love the Springtime feel of this card!
I used my Tombow Watercolor markers to color in each flower and they worked surprisingly well – even though the paper is not meant for watercoloring.
I adhered the blooms with dimensional adhesive to add dimension and interest to this otherwise very simple card.
I fussed with the sentiment for at least an hour before settling upon the casual “Thank you” font included in PTI’s Inside & Out Thank You stamp set.
The sentiment is perfect since I’m truly so appreciative of the fabulous gift that inspired this card.
Thank you Mark & Cindy! I love it!
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: In Bloom, Inside and Out Thank You
Paper: Stamper’s Select, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Lavender Moon
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Other: Tombow Watercolor Markers

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23 thoughts on “Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #7 & Totally Hues #4

  1. Well, it’s definitely elegant in its simplicity! I love it, that coloring went very well, and all the white space lends itself to the springy feel too, allowing the sentiment and flowers to be so eye catching!!

  2. Amber……This is just drop-dead gorgeous!!! I hope you don’t mind me CASEing your idea. I just love your creativity!!! Very springy and colorful! Yay!!!

  3. This is simply gorgeous. I missed it somehow for the MIM, but found you today through the Color Hues Challenge–congrats on the top 5 pick!

  4. This is one of the most beautiful cards EVER!! Congrats on your Stamping Royalty win – I’ve been rooting around in your blog and being impressed with your creativity!

  5. I just found this card while snooping around and it is absolutely gorgeous. What a fantastic job you have done with placement and coloring.

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