Friday, October 20, 2017

CropStop Blog - October Guest DT Spot

Hello my friends!

I'm so happy to be the October Guest Designer at

If you are not familiar with the CropStop Blog or Store, you owe it to yourself to pop over and check 'em out!

Today's creation was fun to make and I'm so happy with the end result!
Anxious to hear your thoughts!!!

For the focus of my card, I have used the beautiful Memory Box Airin Bird Background (die cut from red glitter paper) and Memory Box Airin Snowflake Bird (die cut from white card stock) as the focus.

The background for my bird was created using Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks (Broken China & Faded Jeans).  On my craft sheet I stamped down both colors side by side, spritz with water using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and began dragging my watercolor paper through the ink ... this way & that.  Spraying with water again and drying with my heat gun.

The last step was to spritz again with water, but this time, dabbling dry with a dry paper towel to achieve the white spots.

Now I have the basis for my card.  I felt a framing of some sort was needed and this Memory Box 'Scattered Snowflake Frame' worked perfectly.

NOW I'm ready for assembly!

To make it all POP, I cut a mat from black card stock 1/16" smaller than my white base card.  The bird has been popped up using Scotch foam mounting tape and a die cut holiday sentiment was attached at the bottom.

Here's one more look at the finished card.

I'll be back next Friday with another creation to share as the CropStop Guest Designer!
I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun!

Challenges to share in:
 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #438 - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #500 - Snowflakes
Scrapy Land Challenge #76 - ATG using product carried in their store
Connie Can Crop Challenge #63 - To DIE For
The 12 months of Christmas Linkup #34 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


Bunny said...

So beautiful. Love this card. Wonderful dies. [Bunny]

Barbara said...

Amazing card, love this die! Congrats on your guest designer gig! They sure knew what they were doing when you got picked.

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love that bird die, I have it too and it makes such a beautiful card. I love that you made the bird a cardinal! Your sky background is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Leslie Miller said...

The bird looks gorgeous on your beautiful snowflake and watercolor background! I love this bird. When I first bought it I didn't realize there was a background bird. Too bad they weren't sold as a set. One of these days I'll have to go back and get the solid bird background. Looks soooo pretty in the red glitter!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a gorgeous card, Darlene! So happy you could guest design for Cropstop! Looking forward to sharing more of your work next week!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, such amazing card! Great textures and dimensions for that lovely bird and the snowflakes!! Your blue background is just amazing!! Love this card! Congrats for your GD, well deserved!

Judy Woodland said...

This is lovely, stunning use of those dies. Congrats on your new gig, they are so lucky to have you!!!

Katydid Cards said...

This is lovely! So glad you shared it with us at Connie Can Crop for the monthly challenge! Good luck!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE that glittery red bird and your fabulous snowflakes! WOW!

Yogi said...

very nice. Guest Designer Trimmies Craft Challenge Have a great day

Diane said...

Congrats on being a GD...awesome! Great glittery bird and a fun and pretty winter-y card!! Jingle~Jingle!!

Deb said...

Such a clever use of dies, beautiful!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week.

sue k said...

Beautiful and creative card. Wonderful die cuts and I love that background. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

Julie Odil said...

This glittery bird is wonderful! I love the whole card. Thanks for joining us in October at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member