I occasionally try to submit my cards to "Clean and Simple" challenges, but they always get rejected, because I always do too much. Even if it's a single layer card, I do too much coloring and embellishing. For this card, I really tried to rein it in.
AMuse has a die that makes a big scallop like this, it's on my wish list). The heart was first punched out of red cardstock, then I punched a flower out of the heart, and then I punched a swirl to make the stem. I cut the scallops out of the card base and punched the holes (I punched a hole in red for the flower center; I glued a strip of red to the inside of the card. So there you have it - three pieces of cardstock (four if you count the flower center), no coloring, no embellishments. If this isn't clean and simple, I give up.
Crafty Bloggers Network - monochrome
Lollipop Crafts - no embellishments
Penny Black - love and hearts
CAS-ual Fridays - scallops
The Stamp Man - red