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New England Stamper: Clean and Simple Thistles

May 4, 2010

Clean and Simple Thistles

Can you believe I've had Crafty Individuals stamps for several weeks now and haven't used them? It's a crime! I cracked them open today and made some thank you cards.

The first is for my blogging friend, Susan's new challenge One Layer Wednesday. If you like clean and simple designs, her blog will blow you away!

This is super super simple, but I like it anyway. The image was stamped with Versamark onto cream c/stock, colored with chalks and highlighted with some glitter. The photo doesn't show the glitter well, but it's on the top of the thistles and I applied it with a glue pen.

The next set of cards uses the same stamps and were created using a TJ technique called Washed Colors. You apply several different colors of watercolor paint to a piece of c/stock and run the colors together. Quick, simple and so easy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Blogger Tinkertaylor said...

These are gorgeous, how did you resist opening them!

May 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Ali, wonderful image!

May 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Gorgeous cards, Ali! Thanks for sharing!!

May 4, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Pat Bowman said...

Very beautiful cards Ali. I love your Clean and Simple approach!

May 4, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Just found your blog from Susan's Simplicity... love all of these cards!

May 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Oh, these are beautiful but I sure don't think of thistle as beautiful. I am constantly battling them in my yard. Thanks for letting us know about the new challenge!


May 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Ali! These are all wonderful...and each does a fab job of letting those cool stamps shine!

And you used chalk! I hardly ever see chalk on blogs lately and it's just so versatile and EASY. Your challenge card is delightful!

May 4, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Shar said...

Great variations on a theme! Classy look!

May 4, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

These are gorgeous! Makes me want this cool stamp, lol.

May 5, 2010 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

Gorgeous, really striking.

May 5, 2010 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are just beautiful, each and every one just takes on a different look!

May 5, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
OpenID Anna Matthews said...

Beautiful cards, love that stamp.

May 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger PetraB said...

These cards are stunning. I love the simplicity but elegant design.

May 5, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Ali,
I finally made it back here to check these out! Gorgeous, clean and simply and stunning all at the same time. You need to do a set for a magazine challenge using the same stamp!

Thanks for entering my giveaway. Best of luck GF!
hugs Lynn

May 6, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

Gorgeous colors, especially that green one at the bottom. (it *is* my favorite color!) Love the way you made each one different, but they're all so CAS. :)

May 6, 2010 at 2:12 AM  
Blogger wwilloww said...

Those cards are gorgeous!!!

May 7, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger stampdiva said...

Beautiful colours. This stamp holds quite a special place in my crafting heart! Must dig it out again. Lynne M x

May 9, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

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