Guest Designer – Connie Griffin

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog for another Guest Designer Friday! Today I’m sharing the work of one of my sweet blog friends, Connie Griffin of Connie’s Crafty Creations. Connie graciously agreed to fill a few January spots for me and took time out of her busy December schedule to create this lovely card!

Connie says: “Have you sent out all your Thank you’s yet?  That special gift or neighbor who shoveled your walk. I know this is spring like but who doesn’t like flowers and butterflies all year through!

I started out using my Colorburst to make my background.  As you can see in the picture below there is a white edge around my piece, I taped it down to a clipboard, and after spritzing it with water to release the colors I just let it sit and dry, you get so much less warping of your watercolor paper that way. Also go ahead and do a large sheet, then you can cut it down to your card size and the left over’s can be used for other projects.

Next I embossed the piece with Darcie Butterfly on a Flower embossing folder.  Then I took my Distress Oxide inks and applied them to my Craft Sheet adding spritz of water to them and using my paint brush to color the embossed areas.

I can’t say enough about the craft sheet, I have it on my desk at all times.  I taped it down to my desk using Scor-tape and it hasn’t budged after many years of use, I love it so much that I bought another one just to have on hand just in case I want or need to change it out at some point.

I hope this gave you some inspiration to let those in your life that are so helpful or generous to know how much you appreciate them.

Thanks to you for joining me today,


Thanks Connie, for sharing your time and talent with us today! Now it’s YOUR turn! Stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any project that uses a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!

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4 Responses to Guest Designer – Connie Griffin

  1. Connie, your watercoloring on the embossing areas is so perfect; I never would have thought you embossed the card first. I, too, have an extra craft mat handy and have taped mine to my desk as well. I couldn’t do cardmaking without it. Your card is wonderful for cold, dreary time of year. It’s such a pick-me-up!

  2. This is so bright and cheerful! The lovely hope of spring to come!

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