Friday, June 22, 2018

Guest Designer - Karen Hasheck

Hello Crafty Friends! We're back for another "Guest Designer Friday!" Today we're sharing the work of Karen Hasheck of Karen's Kreative Kards. Karen created a video that features several Cropstop items and includes the two cards featured here. She's sharing a fun tutorial for a technique called "Tarnished Foil" so be sure to click the link (below) and check out her YouTube video.

Here's what Karen says about creating these cards:
​"The first card shows embossing on specialty papers such as the Elizabeth Crafts Velvet Sampler Pack I got from Crop Stop and copper paper. I used the CraftConcepts Yves Embossing Folder in the background and continuing through the bird which was raised with back foam (dies from Poppy Stamps Serene Bird and ​friends from Tutti Designs.) The background paper on the card front is from the Authentique Curiousity 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock from CropStop.

The second card is the one using the Tarnished Foil technique shown in the video and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Mesh Texture Fades Embossing Folder. The technique is described in the video. I cut the Spellbinders swirl out of black velvet from the sampler pack. The stamp is from Stampendous.  The background of this card front is also a piece of the patterned card stock from Crop Stop (Authentique Curiousity 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock). I used green, brown and black StazOn inks and Nuvo Clear Mark (embossing ink similar to VersaMark) and Nuvo black and brown embossing powders as well as Ranger Verdigrass (green) embossing powder."


The second card is made with a technique I show in the video called "Tarnished Foil," so rather than go into great detail in the blog post, here's a link to her video on You Tube."

Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week, Karen!
Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! I'll look forward to seeing your work appear in the gallery!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Embossing Fun


Hello friends! I'm back today to share some embossing fun with you. Today I have a "peachy-pink" card that features both dry and wet embossing.  Let's get to it....


To create this card I:


  • Using the Hello Doily die set (Sizzix) I cut a paper doily from white card stock
  • I also cut a kraft sentiment using a Stamplorations die
  • To create my crinkle ribbon, I inked up some Hug Snug seam binding with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide (Ranger), spritzed it with water, balled it up, and dried it with my heat gun
  • Inside I added a strip of punched lace (Martha Stewart border punch) and one more billow flower 

Now it's your turn to share the projects you've been working on. Please stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that includes a product or two from companies Cropstop carries in the store. I hope to see you there!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Guest Designer - Donna Phelan

 We're back with another "Guest Designer Friday." This is our third and final week to share the talent of Donna Phelan of Crafting by the Beach. Today Donna has created an awesome masculine card just in time for Father's Day!  Here's what Donna says about putting this masterpiece together: 

"Good Morning!

I am back Guest Designing over at the CropStop Blog, this is my
3rd and final day!  What FUN it has been. 

Thank you all so much!

They have the most wonderful Challenges and an amazing CropStop Store
where you can find all of your paper crafting needs. 
Dies, Embossing Folders, Storage, Punches and Paper, just to name a few. 
Go on over and check them out, you'll be glad you did!

Today I am sharing a Father's Day card with you all.....there's still a little bit of time
to create one for the man in your life too!

This is an A2 Top Folding Card.
4 1/4 inches x 11 inches, scored at 5 1/2 inches.


My Designer Paper is Sea Glass by Craft Smith.

I used the My Favorite Things dies;
Notched Border, Harlequin Border, Mini Pennants and Mini Tabs.


Spellbinders; Classic and Scallop Oval dies.

Stamps by Gina K Designs; By The Sea and Masculine Tags.
Inks in; Raven Black and Tempting Turquoise.
Twine.
Brads.
Foam Squares.
Image colored with Copic Markers."

Thanks for sharing your work with us Donna - you did a fabulous job of guest designing and made my job easy with all the details, photos, and links you provided! 
Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! I'll look forward to seeing your work appear in the gallery!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Far Out


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a super fun card I created that includes a galaxy background and an action wobble spring!  Instead of starting off with white watercolor paper, I decided to use a piece of dark blue card stock as the base......


Here's how I created my background:


Next I:
  • added some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges
  • added some white paint spatters to resemble stars
  • stamped several images from the Changito in Space (Stampendous) stamp set on watercolor paper
  • colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and used q-tips and baby oil to blend the color

  • I fussy cut and popped up the rocket with mounting tape 
  • Using a circle punch, I cut out the monkey astronaut and added dimension to my card front by popped him up with an Action Wobble Spring
  • I added some accents and the sentiment by stamping in Versamark watermark ink and adding white embossing powder
  • I stamped a few more images inside the card and colored them as above


Now it's your turn to share your creativity with us! Stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that includes a product or two from companies in the Cropstop store! Hope to see you there!