Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

Hang in There - SBoPHello fellow crafters! I’m back again today with another adorable card from one of our May guest designers – Kate Dykstra of Small Bits of Paper.  I love the way Kate created her background with watercolor paper and Tim Holtz inks, and that adorable little sloth fits her sentiment perfectly!

Kate shares how she put this cute card together: “I’m delighted to be back today with another CropStop guest designer post. For today’s project, I created a card using Lawn Fawn’s Hang in There stamp set. I started by stamping, colouring and cutting the sloth from the stamp set before putting it aside as I worked on the background. I put a bit of Mowed Lawn distress ink and Peeled Paint distress oxide on my craft mat, spritzing a bit of water on each. I then used a paint brush to add colour to my watercolour cardstock. Once dry, I stamped leaved using Peeled Paint distress oxide, using both the solid and outline leaves from the Hang in There stamp set. I layered the mat (cut using MFT’s Blueprints 29) on a piece of green cardstock and then adhered that to my card base. I used MFT’s single stitch oval dies to cut vellum and more watercolour cardstock to frame my little sloth. The clouds were cut with Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Border dies as well as MFT’s Blueprints 29, using both watercolour cardstock and vellum. I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment. I finished everything off with some Toadally Green sequins from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).”

Thanks for guest designing for us this month, Kate! Your cards are amazing and inspiring!

Hang in There SBoPNow it’s your turn to share the projects you’ve been working on! Stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up anything that uses products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Hope to see you there…..Happy Crafting!


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2 Responses to Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is so adorable! I love the way you used both w/c cs and vellum for the clouds.

  2. Gail says:

    Love the watercoloring and stamp! Such a fun and lovely card – TFS congrats on your Guest Position!

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