Category Archives: watercolor

July Challenge – Link Party #30

It’s challenge time again, and here on the Eastern seaboard of the USA it’s summer time!  When I think of summer, I think of: Picnics with my family, evening walks on the beach, fresh veggies from the garden, waffle cones … 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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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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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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