Tutorial | Clean & Simple Card & Handy Hints

Regardless of the term ‘clean & simple’, some of us really do have trouble keeping things simple and understated. Here is how to not keep adding and keeping it clean.

What is Clean & Simple?
As the term suggests, it means making your project with very little layers, busyness or fussy details. So, lots of white space (this doesn’t have to be white) and simple stamping and embellishing. This doesn’t mean boring – if you like bold colours, then make a statement piece. Just don’t add lots of them and preserve the white space.

For today’s card I have used 2 layers, 1 embellishment and 1 stamped sentiment – nothing extra and lots of white space. I set these criteria before I started and I made sure I didn’t break any of them.

I challenge you to do the same! It’s fun trying out a new style and setting criteria/rules/materials will really help.

Standard UK/International A6 card blank
Patterned paper mat – 3 7/8″ x  5/8″
White mat – 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″

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Helen Xx

Supplies (all SU!)
Whisper White thick cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Sending Love paper stack
Sending Love Embellishments
So In Love stampset
Black ink pad

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Papercraft designer & educator. My aim is to inspire and provide easy to follow tutorials - so you can create my projects with ease. You can find my projects on my website, Youtube and in papercraft magazines.

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