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PTI Color Challenge

Today's challenge at PTI was to use 4 colors together: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides. I had to substitute everything but Pure Poppy, and I'm wondering why I haven't bought the other colors yet...

Here's a masculine birthday card. I just cut strips of cardstock to make the stripes:

Here is a feminine card with the same colors. I have a platter and bowl from Southern Living that I just love, which use all these colors. I have actually decorated my family room around these dishes. Again it makes me ask why I haven't bought Ocean Tides yet...Anyway, I used the chalkboard technique, which means I stamped everything in white ink, then pounced over the top of the images with chalk pastels. It is a bit like painting, and I love it.

Card #1:
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy, SU Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Summer Sun
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics

Card #2:
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Flower Garden, Out On a Limb Sentiments
Other: SU Pastels

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  1. Thee are gorgeous Cheryl - but I esp love the floral one - and the plates are fab!!Good luck in the draw!!

  2. Wow, love your striped card!! And hello! The chalked card is stunning! No wonder you love your platter~~~it's amazing!

  3. These cards are terrific! I love how much your second one looks like your inspiration platter.

  4. Both cards are fantastic. I love the bold stripes but the second card is simply beautiful!

  5. Wow! Love both cards, they are amazing.


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