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Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2

Another foray into the land of great color combos by Dawn McVey...This time I was inspired by a really cute gift bag (scroll down...).  It has taken me a while to appreciate teal and green together, but the combo has grown on me.  I used the chalkboard technique for this card--such a great way to get vibrant colors onto a dark background.

Here's a closeup of the bow--I've never done one like this on a card before.
And the inspiration bag...
Paper: PTI White, SU Taken With Teal
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Friends 'Til the End
Other: PTI white satin ribbon, SU pastels--Taken with Teal, white and Green Galore
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  1. This is adorable! Love the neat clean lines...and BTW - I ♥ your new hair-do :) You look great as a brunette. Have a great day!!

  2. Really fun bag and bow. Fabulous job on the color challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  3. You did an awesome job combining the color challenge and your inspiration piece. I've read about that chalkboard technique but never tried it. Your card has me ready to give it a try.

  4. Just wanted to say... I LOVE the title of your blog! :-) LOVE it!

  5. Fantastic card Cheryl!

    Love the colors and I really love the sentiment!

  6. Cheryl! I can't believe I didn't know you started a blog. I am so oblivious sometimes!! It's great and your card is PERFECT for your bag.

  7. You are so creative! I love all of your creations where is your store?

  8. Wonderful card!!! Love the sentiment and your inspiration piece was perfect for the challenge this week. LOVE all the polka dots - soooo fun.

  9. This is so cute! It looks just like bag! Great job!

  10. I love the way you tied the ribbon! Great card!

    PS. Best-blog-name-EVER! :)

  11. I totally thought at was patterned paper before I read your post. I'm off to find out about this chalkboard technique.

  12. I love that you used the cute bag as inspo! Now you have a perfectly matching card :) Great job

  13. Very pretty Cheryl! I have never done a bow like that either and I've never even heard of chalkboard to google!


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