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I love color, but I also love the contrast of black, white and neutral colors in the company of one single hue, in this case … blue. The more you play with colors, the more confident you will be using them in your paper crafting.
Challenge: Pull a sheet of white, off-white, taupe, and gray cardstock. Introduce a muted blue, or perhaps two shades of blue. Play with black pattern paper. How does the pattern you choose affect the feel of your cardstock palette? Try a bold stripe, a small gingham check, or even a traditional toile.
Even Better: Remove the moody blues and swap it for a cranberry red, avocado green or even a sunflower yellow.