Category Archives: distress

Floral Timepiece

Today’s card features a lot of Tim Holtz products. Not only is the clock ones of his dies, but there’s quite a few layers of distress ink in one form or another. To create the background for my card, I … Continue reading

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Packing Tape Glitter Technique

Today I’m sharing a fun technique for adding glitter behind your die cuts pieces. All you need is a piece of packing tape! Step One: Die cut your image Step Two: Adhere a piece of clear packing tape to the … Continue reading

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Burlap Canvas

I have a little mid-week inspiration for you today….. a burlap canvas decor decor project! I’m also sharing a mini tutorial I use for making layered 3D flowers. Cropstop currently has both stretched burlap and natural canvases in 4 x … Continue reading

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Weathered Barnwood

As promised, I’m back again today to share two more cards I created using yesterday’s tutorial for faux barnwood (or faux weathered wood) backgrounds. These cards feature the Hickory Smoke backround. For this first card, I cut a large circle … Continue reading

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DIY Weathered Wood Background

Today I have a fun tutorial for creating faux barnwood (or faux weathered wood) backgrounds. There are many different ways to create this look (and I may share some of the others later this year), but today I’m going to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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