Thursday, March 30, 2017

Guest Designing at CropStop

Hello there!  Well, for those of you who know me well, you're probably aware that I used to design for CropStop.  And while my schedule simply didn't allow for me to continue designing for them, I am still a huge supporter of this wonderful shop.  They carry a bit of EVERYTHING, and heaven knows we all need inks, adhesives, and all sorts of basic (and not-so-basic) products to keep us going.  They have great prices, great selection, and awesome customer service.  And...a fun challenge on the CropStop Blog.  So, when I got the opportunity to Guest Design for them once again, I was ALL IN!
This card was created using a piece of black Core'dinations Paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug with a musical Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  Next, I used some Prima Heavy White Gesso to give the raised/embossed parts some texture and personality.  Let me just say that...I LOVE Gesso!  Who would have thunk?  I stamped my image using Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink, and then I just had to embellish my card a bit.  Yeah....a bit (LOL).

I used some sweet Petaloo Flowers and some Ivory Burlap String to add even more dimension and excitement.  I also used my Heirloom Rolled My Favorite Things/Die-Namics Flower Die and made a flower from sheet music.  I placed a few sequins in its center.
I hope that you'll check out the FUN CHALLENGE on the CropStop Blog, and take a moment to visit the CropStop Shop to see all the amazing products they carry.  It's like visiting a mega craft store without leaving home.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm always so grateful for your visits.

Have a blessed day,


  1. Gorgeous card! Love all the layers and fabulous texture!

  2. Oh what a dramatic and beautiful shabby chic card Karen - it's gorgeous

  3. Very pretty mixed media card! Love the pops of colours on the flowers.

  4. Beautiful card, Karen! Thanks so much for guest designing for us (over at Cropstop) this month! Your cards are always so pretty - I love your style! You're welcome back anytime!

  5. J'aime beaucoup, quel charme, biz