Clean and Simple, One Layer Cards

by Laurie Willison

Hello there, it's Laurie Willison here. I am stopping by with a clean and simple card using 2 stamps, a background image, and a sentiment. I have so many people ask me how to do clean and simple. Finding an image with detail, adding in some color, and a fun sentiment can help give you that clean and simple card with a bang!

Here is how that works!

altenewblockprintlauriewillisonTo create this card, I put the white cardstock into my MISTI and centered this stamp from Block Print. I used a makeup sponge to apply the ink to the background in rainbow order. I was able to apply a second coat to make sure the end result was nice and old. I used the Mini Hello Stamp Set to add the sentiment in black ink.

A simple one layer card with lots of details and color – using 2 stamps!

altenewblockprintlauriewillison1I wanted to show 2 more ways to use these amazing stamps. You get 4 designs in one stamp set so the possibilities are endless!

altenewblockprintlauriewillison2I stamped this image twice and then inked them up with an ombre effect. Next, I cut out each image and popped them up on foam tape on the card base and then added a simple black sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments. I love that the design in the background stamp from Block Print Stamp Set can work as a beautiful focal point for your card.

altenewblockprintlauriewillison3This last card was very simple to make.

altenewblockprintlauriewillison4I stamped another image in Frayed Leaf ink and then cut 1/4″ off each side. Then, I popped it up on a white card base. I love that the simple act of cutting the edge off the card front and leaving a framed image adds a fun look. Finally, I added a sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set, stamped in black ink. Another simple layout for a quick card!

altenewblockprintlauriewillison5I hope you have enjoyed my cards today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Maureen Reiss March 19, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Really Pretty cards!

Luanne Ford March 19, 2019 - 11:04 AM

I love how much impact these cards have. Your clean and simple cards are inspiring and fabulous!

Michele W March 19, 2019 - 11:28 AM

These cards are clean and simple yet have so much impact. Thanks for the inspiration!

Greta H March 19, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Great ideas, Laurie! I LOVE the last card–gotta remember to try that!

Pooja March 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Lovely CAS cards !

Henriëtte March 19, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Gorgeous cards Laurie and I love the idea of making a background from the beautiful stamps. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Cristina March 20, 2019 - 5:58 AM

Wow…I really love this simple style!

Tricia Podmore March 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Love clean and simple cards, but have a hard time making them as I am embellished, layered, and embossed addicted Haha. Love seeing all the ink colors.

Judy B March 20, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Very pretty cards. I especially love that first one with the rainbow colors. Thanks for sharing with us.

Geneviève March 20, 2019 - 8:31 PM

You are a genius will revisit my stamps

Helen March 21, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Laurie, These are wonderful cards. Love the look of these designs and the colors you’ve selected for each. tfs


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