Category Archives: cards

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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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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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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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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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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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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Up-cycled Baby Wipe

I have another mid-week inspiration post for you again this week.  Today’s card features a used baby wipe turned into a beautiful butterfly. Instead of throwing away the baby wipes I’ve used to clean up my work area after using … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Backgrounds

Here’s a mid-week Bonus Post to get your creativity going…. Today I want to share a quick and easy way to create background for your cards using embossing folders and distress inks.(Cropstop carries a large selection of both — stop … Continue reading

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Distress Oxides & Gelli Printing Plates

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about (if not not bought and experimented with) the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  If you haven’t used them yet, you’re missing out! They are wonderful cross between pigment and dye … Continue reading

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