Using coordinating patterned papers from the same product line always makes card designing easier. Combing various patterns adds interest to the layout. Colouring my image with matching markers pulls everything together. A spritz of Glimmer Mist on the stamped and coloured image toned down the brightness of the white cardstock.
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Papers: white cardstock (stash), black cardstock (stash), patterned papers (Basic Grey Eerie)
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Spellbinder Labels 16 and Circles, ribbon (stash), markers (Copic prune, buttercup, yellow green & cool gray 3, Marvy butterscotch), Glimmer Mist Granite