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Welcome to day 2 of the Papertrey Ink May release countdown! Today is a group post day and we are all sharing projects created with the Floral Sketches and Classic Calligraphy sets. One of my projects features a sentiment from my new Walk By Faith set.

All of the new stamps sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on May 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

I did some browsing through my Pinterest boards to find a little color inspiration for today's projects and this is what I picked to use...


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And here are the projects that I created using the color inspiration. Both projects have a sort of vintage fabric feel to them.


I stamped up a garden of the flowers from the Floral Sketches set here. Whenever I stamp up an arrangement like this I start with the biggest images and then work my way down. I stamped the sentiment first in a waterproof black ink because I did a little bit of spritzing with the solid floral bases before I stamped them onto the cardstock and I didn't want then black ink to smear/run.


For the stamping, I started with the Ocean Tides flowers, then added the purple flowers, then the leaves, and then the tiny flowers that fill in the open spaces. I love how the scene comes to life as the different colors and detail images are added.


For this card, I embossed the detail images for the flowers in a clear embossing powder first and then stamped the solid bases over them for an emboss resist effect.


I added a sentiment from my new Walk By Faith set to this card along with a small cross image that is also a part of the set.


You can see more new products being debuted today for the May release over at Nichole's blog. From there you can link up to other members of the design team who have new things to share with you today too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back very soon with more to share! 


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Just Because Floral Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Floral Sketches, Calligraphy Classics

ink: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Enchanted Evening, Winter Wisteria, Amethyst Allure, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, Sheer Basics vellum

Praise God Floral Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Floral Sketches, Walk By Faith

ink: True Black, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Winter Wisteria, Amethyst Allure, Ocean Tides, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, Sheer Basics vellum

other: clear embossing powder