What are clean and simple cards?

Clean and simple cards, often abbreviated as CAS, are a style of card making that emphasizes minimalism and efficient use of space. These cards typically have a lot of "white space" or empty areas, which doesn't necessarily have to be white. Scroll down to take a look at how Katie Skilton has used her new Homespun Collection to create a simple and pretty card in just 10 minutes that can be used for lots of occasions, including those last minute cards.

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Clean & Simple Card created with the new Homespun Collection from My Creative Life

The design of clean and simple cards often focuses on one main element, such as a single image or sentiment, and minimal embellishments. The goal is to create a visually striking card where every element serves a purpose and contributes to the overall message of the card.

Despite their simplicity, clean and simple cards can be very impactful. They're all about letting the essentials shine and removing any unnecessary distractions. This style of card-making can be a great way to showcase a beautiful stamp, a special sentiment, or even just a striking color combination.

In this card-making idea from Katy Skilton she is using her brand new Homespun collection which features pretty macrame stamps and dies. With very minimal use of matting and layering and panels from her new patterned paper pad, simple coloured card and a big focal die you can see how striking the final card is, and yet it's taken just 10 minutes to make.

Take a look at the new Homespun Collection