It's easy when you choose two to three colors in the same color family.
For instance, on this card, there are two colors: Island Indigo and Pool Party That's it. Oh, sure, there are different textures and tones of the colors, but I only pulled out those two colors. And the card looks "put together" and classy.
I used the Sketched Birthday set for this card, and you know what? It's a great stamp set for those of us who don't have the talent to be a sketch artist, but wish we were! It's got eight fantastic sketched birthday-inspired images that truly appeal to the artist inside of me. I put the hat and "celebrate" inside of the card.
What I used:
Stamp set - Sketched Birthday (Wood #130423, Clear 130426)
Card Stock - Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (#130141), Pool Party (#122924) , and Island Indigo (#122923)
Ink - Island Indigo (#126986)
Punches - 1" Square (#124094), 1-3/8" Circle #119860), and 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854)
Ribbon - 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party (#125582)
Accessories - Pearl Basic Jewels (#1192470), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), SNAIL adhesive refill (#104331) Stampin' Trimmer (#126889); Big Shot (#113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder (#117335)
I CASEd this card from Patsy Waggoner. She's one talented gal.
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