There was an interesting conversation on a demonstrator forum that I go to, and they were talking about sympathy card colors and how it would seem odd to use bight colors. What do you think? I couldn't decide what I thought on that but I decided to go with the majority and colors from my Regals collection instead of the brights or
You can do this technique with markers or large pads as well, but I love the coverage that the pads bring. Start with the lightest color and then add other colors around your image. I then stamped the image onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with the layering circles framelits.
I added a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card so that there would be a place to write my message. I finished the inside with a bit of Washi Tape from the Moroccan collection as well. I love that Stampin' Up! makes coordinating products that make our cards and pages look great and professional.
I remember once when I was at a store that had a free make and take. I had to do the card of course and so I got started and immediately thought "what is with these greens?" The stamp pad was one tone and the ribbon and button another and not that you can't mix greens but a florescent green button on a muted artichokish base looked odd, and then the ribbon was polka-dots with white dots on a cream base and although the card images were cute it just looked off. Meh!
That does not happen with Stampin' Up! Love it!!