Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Farmhouse Chalkboard

Today’s project showcases one of the Mix The Media Chalkboards available in the Cropstop store! There are three sizes available and they’re great for: photo frames, message boards or as a decorative mixed media piece. I chose to decorate mine … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Rebecca Yahrling

Welcome back to Cropstop for another guest designer post! Today we’re featuring the lovely work of Rebecca Yahrling. You’ll want to stop by her Flickr gallery and see all the pretty cards she’s created! I love the texture she included … Continue reading

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June Challenge – Link Party #29

Today I have a nautical themed masculine card to share with you that includes a fun tutorial for mixing your dry embossing with your wet embossing. Here are the steps I followed to create the background for my card: Step … 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 and will receive a prize from Top Picks will be a favorite of mine from the projects linked up, and will … Continue reading

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Core’dinations Cardstock

Today I’m sharing a card I made using some of the Core’dinations Cardstock.  “Sand it; tear it; or antique it… these are only a few ideas of what you can do with this wonderful paper. Each sheet has a wonderful … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Gail Scott

Gail Scott (of I Like Paper) was our recent giveaway winner. She graciously agreed to fill an empty guest designer spot I had using some of her new stuff! Gail created a sweet summer time tag using several of the … Continue reading

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Dryer Sheet Texture

A few years ago there was technique going around that featured stamped scenes with a used dryer sheet glued over the top and glitter added.  I tried it, but found it dulled my stamping more than I liked. After experimenting … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Karenladd

Welcome to the month of June! Today we have another lovely card from our guest designer Karen. She shares her work on her flickr account karenladd, and always links up the prettiest cards to the Cropstop challenge! I love the … Continue reading

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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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