I admire those who routinely create beautiful single layer cards, but I could not resist adding black and blue mats to mine. I am not a minimalist! Are my cards generally overdone? Maybe; I will try to be more selective about how I use space, but don't expect to see this much unadorned card base very often. I was so tempted to add texture, watermarks or sequins to accent the "plain" parts. It also turned out to be incredibly tricky to complete as I repeatedly got a smudge or crease on the white part! I swear I spent just as much time on this C&S card as any other more complicated layout!
Supplies: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue card stock and ink, sentiment, Papertrey Ink Up, Up and Away, stamp set and Copic markers.