You can keep monochromatic cards from being boring by varying shape and texture. This simple card uses scalloped scallops (Martha Stewart border punch), a straight-line ribbon, and round buttons. The paper is matte, the ribbon is both shiny and sheer, and the buttons are pearly. The end result is both unified and interesting.
Of course, this card turned out NOTHING like I had intended. It sort of evolved from a bright, colorful card to this. I'm not complaining, just pointing out that it's usually best to go with the creative flow rather than force an idea...no matter how good the initial idea may be!
I'll be returning home from paradise soon, so no posts until next week. Have a lovely weekend!
stamps: Papertrey Simple Little Things
ink: SU turquoise
accessories: PTI buttons, glue dots, Scor-Tape, ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch