Big Beautiful With Colored Embossing Powder

I love simplicity, but there also needs to be a balance. Not too simple that it’s boring, and not too busy that the elements lose their impact!  It’s hard to find the right combination. Today’s card features a monochromatic look, but I used colored embossing powder to add texture and visual interest, while still keeping the simple theme. 

I started with an A2 white card panel and very simply swiped a swath of Fairie Dust Hybrid Ink in the center.  The imperfection of the swipe of color adds texture and visual interest, along with a pop of color. 

Next I stamped the Big Word Beautiful stamp in Watermark Embossing Hybrid Ink and heat embossed in a beautiful pearl lilac color.
This adds shine and texture, but keeps the simple tone on tone nature of the card. I die cut the panel using the A2 Stitched Layered Card Topper dies. I then layered the panel with a slim layer of black card stock before mounting on an A2 size card base in a pretty Wisteria color.
To finish the card off, I die cut "inside & out" from the Big Word Beautiful die set.  I cut two sets in white and one set in black.  I like the dimension of stacking the die cuts.  I offset the black lower layer to add a little visual interest and make the die cuts pop.  I adhered all of these to the lower corner of the card using liquid glue and finished the card off with some jewel drops.
Simplicity eases my mind in a busy busy world.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the design.
Crafty hugs,  LeeAnn

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