Category Archives: watercolor

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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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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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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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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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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July Guest Designer, Stephanie Wright

Welcome to the CropStop Blog, everyone!  For the month of July, we have special Guest Designer, Stephanie Wright.  Stephanie has been playing along in the CropStop challenges for some time now, and she is a sweet and talented artist.  She … Continue reading

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Ken Oliver Color Burst Products

SCROLL DOWN FOR OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE Hello, friends of CropStop and craft lovers!  It’s Karen Letchworth here today sharing a fun project I created using some FABULOUS products from CropStop.  This project is somewhat “outside my comfort zone”, but I … Continue reading

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