Category Archives: embossing

Autumn Background

Today I’m sharing a fairly quick and easy card featuring a bright autumn background created with Distress Inks. To create my background: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size Using sponge daubers, I began inking my paper with … Continue reading

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Distress Stained Flowers

Hard to believe it’s the last day of July already! My summer flower beds are full of beautiful blooms — everything from black-eyed-Susans to daisies to knock-out roses. I enjoy all the different varieties of flowers, and try to add … 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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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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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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March Challenge – Link Party #26

It’s hard to believe that it’s less than two weeks till spring begins! It’s is one of my favorite times of the year – I love when things start turning green, flowers poke their heads above ground, and buds appear … Continue reading

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Inked Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the fun technique of inked embossing folders. To create a background for your project you can apply ink to your embossing folder a) with a brayer or b) directly from the ink pad. Load your paper in, … Continue reading

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Glassine Bag Envelope

Today’s project is a Glassine Bag that I decorated to use as a fancy envelope for my card.  Since the envelope features so many embellishments, I kept the card inside very simple. Here’s the recipe for making this pretty Valentine … Continue reading

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Watercolor Tutorial with Distress Ink & Mini Mister

Today I want to share a Watercolor Tutorial using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Mini Misters! Distress Inks react wonderfully with water to make some gorgeous looking images…especially when paired with Watercolor Paper! 1. Gather your supplies – Distress Ink/Stamp/Watercolor … Continue reading

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