with appreciation

Hello everyone! It's time for a new card. I've been doing a lot of graphic design lately and not a ton of card making, but here's something I got done. This is for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge#16. Here are the colors she chose for the challenge. I have to admit that I forgot about the kraft color, but it gives a nice finished look, I'd say.

If you have never looked at Dawn's blog, it's worth taking a look! She has had over 100 cards published in magazines in the past year and I really like her style. I blame her for the polka dot kick I'm on :) For the orange paper, I just creased it a few times and inked it . The "with appreciation" tag is just a clear embossed pattern by Heather Bailey, who I love! The clear embossing over the vintage cream paper gives a really elegant effect, I think (perfect for a wedding card, right?). Anyway, enjoy!


Paper: Papertrey Ink Cardstock in Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, and Classic Kraft; Fancy Pants orange w/polka dots from the All Fall line, American Craft (the leaf was cut out of American Craft paper)
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), Floral Border Stamps by Heather Bailey (Stampology)
Ribbbon: Dark Chocolate by Papertrey Ink
Ink, etc: Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Clear Filigree fine embossing powder, Martha Stewart glitter


  1. This is amazing, love those punched circles and that distressing - beeee-utiful! Jo x

  2. love what you did with the orange paper, neat effect!

  3. love the jumbo polka dots...they are so bold and beautiful!!

  4. Sooo beautiful!
    Livia .M

  5. So pretty! I love everything about it! Top pick for sure! :)



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