Have you tried file folder cards yet? They are all over You Tube. I was making a card for a color combination challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and this file folder was sitting on my desk. I had punched it out with the envelope punch board about a month ago and there it sat waiting for inspiration. All of a sudden it hit me, that would be a perfect background for this card.
One thing I had to consider with this spring card and this color combination, was how to keep it light and bright enough to carry the theme...'Spring'. To do that I made sure that the darkest color was an accent, not the main color. It frames the card. The Midnight muse that is water colored on the vases is used with a light hand and has the effect of feeling like light coming in a window.
Here's a link to a video on You Tube that is a tutorial for the file folder card.
Supplies I used:
Vivid Vases stamp set
Springtime Hello stamp set
Midnight Muse card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Designer Series Paper
Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' ink
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' ink
Stazon Jet Black ink
Aqua painter pen
envelope punch board
Itty Bitty Banner framelits
Ovals collection framelits
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