Monthly Archives: May 2017

Monkeying Around

Yesterday I showed you how to create fun textured backgrounds for your projects using  Gesso, Spray Ink, a brayer, and your Gelli Printing Plate.  Today I’m showcasing one of those backgrounds using a Ranger Leaf Stencil with Ranger Cut Grass … Continue reading

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Textured Backgrounds

Today I want to share a tutorial for creating textured backgrounds using Gesso, Spray Ink, and a Gelli Printing Plate. Step One: Spread a thin layer of Gesso over your Gelli Printing Plate using your brayer Step Two: Add color with Spray … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

Hello fellow crafters! I’m back again today with another adorable card from one of our May guest designers – Kate Dykstra of Small Bits of Paper.  I love the way Kate created her background with watercolor paper and Tim Holtz … Continue reading

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WINNER

Time to announce the winner of our giveaway! Random.org chose Comment # 1 “Thank you for the fabulous give-away – I have shared on my blog – look to the right for the photo and link back here – thanks … Continue reading

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Faux Epoxy Sticker + Distress Oxides

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating faux epoxy stickers as well as showcasing more backgrounds I made using the NEW Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz! To create the background for this first card, I pulled out my Watercolor Stencil … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

Time for another guest design spot and today’s card features the work of Kate Dykstra of Small Bits of Paper. Kate has an eye for creating some of the cutest cards, and I enjoy getting inspiration from her blog and … Continue reading

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For Love of the Sea

Today’s card features a fun way to create your own backgrounds using Distress Oxide Re-inkers from the Cropstop store.  Here’s a little tutorial to show you how I made the pretty blue-green backgrounds on these sea cards. Step One: Drop … Continue reading

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Guest Designer- Marsha Drain

Happy Friday! Today we’re back with another beautiful card by our talented guest designer, Marsha Drain of Gramma’s Room! I just love this western style card with the woodgrain embossing and beautiful horse stamp! Marsha shares how she put this … Continue reading

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May Challenge – Link Party #28

It’s the second week of May, and time for another challenge here on the Cropstop blog! I’ve been enjoying playing with some new products from the Cropstop store. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial that uses the Gelli Printing Plate, … Continue reading

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Winner and Top Pick

Time to announce our winner and top pick from the last link up! Winners are chosen by random.org and will receive a prize from Cropstop.com Top Picks will be a favorite of mine from the projects linked up, and will … Continue reading

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