Friday, April 10, 2015

Crop Stop & Prima Color Bloom Sprays

This is my second post for my Guest Design Spot at Crop Stop, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this amazing store.  They carry EVERYTHING a crafter could want........from those adorable little Tim Holtz rusty paper clips to big items like chalkboard slates for making wall hangings......they really have it ALL!

Crop Stop has SO MANY AWESOME products, and today I'm sharing a few more with you; along with a brief tutorial using the GORGEOUS Prima Color Bloom Sprays they carry.  This wonderful spray comes in a wide variety of colors, and can be used for all sorts of different projects.  This is just one idea for using this amazing product.  For my tutorial, I used the Soft Teal Color Bloom Spray.  But this process can be done with ANY of the many lovely colors available, and by buying several different shades; you will always have the perfect ribbon for any project.  If you'd like to see my tutorial for making your own hand-stained seam binding using Prima Color Bloom Spray, just stop by the Crop Stop Blog.
Do you see what I mean about controlling the amount of spray you use?  My ribbon matches my card PERFECTLY; and if I had needed a lighter shade of teal, I could have totally matched that as well.  As I said earlier, YOU are able to decide the shade of ribbon you need.  That's why making your own ribbon is such a cool idea.  You really will LOVE these gorgeous Prima Color Bloom Sprays, and I can't recommend them highly enough - they're just AWESOME!  Be sure to stop by the Crop Stop Blog to see the detailed instructions.
The other Crop Stop supplies I used on this card include some of their GORGEOUS Petaloo Flowers, and again, they have SO MANY from which to choose that you are SURE to find the perfect shade for your projects.  I used the Teal - Botanica Collection Sugared Minis.  I also added a small piece of Washi Tape and accented it with small dots of Cosmic Shimmer.  This lovely Cosmic Shimmer comes in seven different colors, and it's similar to Stickles (which they also carry), but it's a little bit thinner consistency.  You could easily write a name on a card with it, or get creative in different ways.  It's beautiful, and it added a really nice accent on my card.  It dries with a shimmer to it.
Again, I really do give Crop Stop a VERY HIGH recommendation.  They carry so many great products, and you will be able to create the sweetest projects with their wide variety of wonderful embellishments and crafting tools.  Treat yourself today, and get creative!
I'm sharing my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - April Showers/Spring Flowers
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderfully creative week.


  1. hi Karen as s always your card is just beautiful ! I love the colors one of my favorite .have a great and safe weekend

    Blessings Dottie

  2. What a gorgeous card Karen - love that you made the sprayed blooms and ribbon the focal point.

  3. I love this card, Karen. I visited the Crop Stop to see your tutorial, and I also entered their challenge. You always give me the best ideas and I love your blog (and your cards) SO much. I hope you will stop by my blog to say hello when you can.

  4. Gorgeous card Karen! It's so elegant and pretty. I love how you tie your bows they always look just perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. This is beautiful! So elegant use of bows and blooms!

    I'd love to see your project on LiaStampz too. This time the theme is RIBBON. Here is the link if you want to come play with us:

  6. karen, i adore this card. the colors are right up my alley.


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