Clean & Simple Cardmaking 2 - One Layer Card

Hey everyone!

Today I got to spend some time catching up with the newest online card class - Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2

I really like the Clean and Simple Cardmaking classes because I have such a hard time making CAS cards. I always want to add more because I feel like they're not done. And one layer cards are even harder for me lol!! I just want to add layers and have to force myself to call it done.

I love the look of simple cards when other people create them, but always feel like mine don't ever have that same wow factor that I notice on cards created by others.

So I played around today with some masking techniques that Jennifer shared in the first class and used a sketch similar to a card that Julie created and came up with this card:

I Thank My Lucky Stars


I inked all the stars using the positive and negatives of the star masks and then white heat embossed my sentiment over the coloured stars. I completely cut apart my sentiment stamp so that I could position it over the stars.

Truth? I don't feel like its done and it looks too plain to me. I wanted to mat the whole white piece onto a dark notecard but I really wanted to force myself to just use the white cardbase, so I left it. Maybe if I keep at it, I'll start to get a CAS style all my own that I actually like haha!!

I definitely recommend checking out the class if you struggle with clean and simple or if you just want some great inspiration and ideas!! ;-)
You can visit the Online Card Class website for a great selection of classes!


I also have to announce that the winner of the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit is Sabrina who left this comment:

Sabrina, please email me your contact info and I'll get your kit shipped to you. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today -
Be back soon!

Steph ;)



  1. Great masking! I, too, feel the need to mat or add something more. I think a layer would still pass as CAS, though you'd lose the one-layer thing.

  2. gorgeous stamping! I think it's perfect but when I feel my card needs a little something extra, I'll round a corner or 2. Like the top left you could round just that one. I can't tell in the photo but it looks like you scored around the perimeter, so rounding wouldn't work. Or to keep a one layer, you could mask a little border on the card base and ink the border with one of the inks you stamped with.

    I love it the way it is!

  3. Awesome card!! Love all the stars!!
    You chose great colors!! wow
    I enjoyed the class too...but I still have some CAS problems...the white space freaks me out sometimes!! ;)
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  4. Fabulous card! Your spin on Jennifer's card rocks!

  5. I think you did a great job on this card. It looks super just the way it is.

  6. This card is sooo fun. I haven't made anything from the class yet :(

  7. I love it. I am all about the CAS. I am scared to go for it and add more lol. Yours looks awesome.