As I stared at these two cards, it occurred to me that the layers could be reduced by one if I stamped the background on the base of the card.
Lo, it's simpler. And still quite lovely!
The silver border helps define the raised panel better...necessary given the incredibly light color of the Sicilian blue background. The London gray (Memento Luxe) and Sicilian blue (Impress Fresh Ink) create such a soft, serene effect, and a single light blue rhinestone brings focus to the whole design.
Soft colors may not be as eye-catching as bright ones, but there is a gentle beauty to them all the same.
And who couldn't use a little gentle beauty right now?
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: PSX, Judikins
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Memento Luxe London fog, Impress Fresh Ink Sicilian blue
accessories: craft foam, glue, Prismacolor silver metallic marker, ruler, rhinestone