The answer is a qualified……sometimes! The only way to know is to test them out, and what better way than on a live project and not just swatches?

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I recently posted about the Pantone colors of the year – yellow and grey – and I thought they might be fun colors to compare on a pair of cards. So I found some unknown-brand-cardstock in my stash to use, and colored up the So Tweet stamp set images on each one to see how it goes!


The colors used are these by Prismacolor – but you can of course use other brands!

I think I like the grey version better – it’s more quiet and restful than the other, I think.

As much as I love yellow this might be a little much, what do you think? Too strong? If I had paler yellow paper I might have been fully in love with it.


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