Category Archives: cards

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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April Challenge – Link Party #27

Today I’m sharing a mixed media card that includes several different embellishments and mediums.  There’s plenty of texture and dimension to this spring collage. To create the base for this card I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white … Continue reading

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Color Bursts and Gesso

Today I’m sharing a set of three cards that are pretty quick to make and full of texture and color!! To create the background for these cards: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size and tapped out just … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Embossing

Happy First Day of Spring!! Today I’m sharing a floral card that features a chalk technique I recently experimented with. Here’s a mini tutorial to show you how I created the chalkboard look on this card. Step One: Gather your … Continue reading

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Joy Fold Cards

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial on making Joy Fold cards! This is also my first time to post a more masculine themed card! For some reason they are harder for me to create since most of my “go-to” embellishments … Continue reading

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