Fun Clean and Simple Cards | Ashlea Cornell

Hello, there crafters! Ashlea here. I’m thrilled to be on the blog today sharing some of my favorite tips for jazzing up a clean and simple card. I love creating CAS cards, but I often find myself wishing there was something I could add to help it be a little more elevated. Check out my YouTube video below to see how I created this fun yet clean and simple card:

Before adhering my Kaleidoscope Heart layers A, B and C, I created score lines into my card front cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. This is one of my favorite tricks for adding interest to a clean and simple card. It brings such detail without adding too much texture or any color at all. I then adhered my layers, C first, then B, and finally A to my card front. I used the sentiment “You Mean The World To Me” from the Lingo Thanks stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder on a black piece of card stock.

This is another great way to add some interest and contrast to a CAS card. Finally, after adhering my card front to my A2 sized base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) I used iridescent gems on each of the small circle cut outs in the center portion of the heart. I love the sparkle this added to the card and love that it adds a small amount of color based upon how the light hits the card.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this card and my favorite tips for elevating a CAS style. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you again very soon!


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