Release 5 – Inspiration with Sharna

Hello! Sharna here with a card for the new release!

I just had to use this balloon as soon as I saw it. Its a dream of mine to fly in one someday! We have a new balloon festival by me so I’m hoping this year is the year!

I used lots of distress inks on today’s card. The balloon itself I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade & Wild Honey and watercolored with them. The background I blended with peacock feathers using a blending foam. A bold black sentiment & a pop of clouds finish off my design!

Sharna

Release 5 – Inspiration with Maria P

Hello Crafty Friends and Krumspring Fans,

Maria here, it’s time for a new Krumspring Stamps release and here is what I came up with.

For my first card, I used the awesome “Spread your wings” Stamp Set.
When I thought about I need a butterfly Stamp Set, Maria sent it to me. That’s telepathy.
I took the big butterfly Stamp to create my own background using a Copic friendly dye Ink. Then I colored all butterflies with my Copic Markers.
I stamped the Sentiment on a piece of pink Cardstock, then heat white embossed and diecutted.
Then I mounted the background on the cardbase using dimensional foam tape and added the Sentiment. I embellished the card with some clear Sequins.

For my second card, I used three different Stamp Sets = “Adventures Ahead”, The Necessary One” and “You make me fly
First I made my own cloud background using a Selfmade Stencil, a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Distress Inks. Then I stamped the balloons and the bear on a piece of white cardstock, then heat white embossed and colored with Copic Markers.
After fussy cutted I mounted all pieces on the cardfront using dimensional foam tape.
Then I mounted the Cardfront on the white cardbase using dimensional foam tape too.
A little bit of twine and some Pink and Yellow Sequins finished the card

Have a lovely day!

Love, Maria

Release 5 – Inspiration with Maria K

Hello there! Maria her today, sharing my cards for the release.

How awesome was Dana’s cards yesterday!? Swoon – I am so in love!

I have a whole bunch of cards, so you better be prepared for a colour party! And you will see the stampsets “hidden” (displayed lol) in my photos.

Spread your wings! For these two cards, I used the big butterfly from “Spread Your Wings” + the big Congratulations stamp from “The Necessary One”. I supplied some graphic shapes – triangles and circles – from “Geometry” and “Happiness Overload”.

To make this butterfly, I stamped the image with black memento ink, and then using my MISTI, used a clear glitter embossing powder on top. I coloured it using my Zig markers.

This Avocado Family is such a happy bunch. This mama is gently rubbing her tummy, aaaaw 🙂

For the background, I channeled my inner Sharna, and used Distress Inks to create the blurry watercolour look. It was a little difficult, but I like the end result.

How about some Spring Feeling? I continued playing with Distress Inks for the Dahlia card. It did not turned out how I envisioned at all lol.

I have really used my Zig Markers a lot this month! Playing along The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge. So much fun.

I also used my Zig Markers for the other flower power card. I used the “For My Sunflower” stampset and then added the butterfly and text from “Spread Your Wings”.

Adventures Ahead! I used text stamps from “The Necessary One” (which you cannot live without as the name says ha ha) and hot air balloons from “Adventures Ahead”.

I also did a Hot Air Balloon banner, hanging in my craft room – will show that one later.

I embossed the dot from “Geometry” and then did some inkblending for the background. I really like how this card turned out.

Did you make it to the end? Lol, I don’t know how to cut things short apparently.

Have an excellent sunday!
Release 5 will be for sale Saturday April 1st at 9am UTC +01 🙂

Hugs

Maria

Release 5 – Inspiration with Dana

Hello, Krumspring friends!
It’s Dana here. Welcome to the first day of the April 2017 release post!
Today, I have 4 cards to share with you. Let’s get started!

For the first card, I featured Adventures Ahead stamp set and The Necessary One stamp set. I love new sentiment stamp set in particular because it is so versatile!

I started by stamping all images using distress inks (Antique linen and Tattered rose) for no-line coloring. Fire hot air balloon is from *Adventures Ahead stamp set* and tree image is from *Geometry stamp set*.
I then added color to the insides of the stamped lines using Mijello Mission watercolor paints. I’d like to show hot air ballooning in the cherry blossom season on this card, so I watercolored cherry blossoms over the trees.
With stamping sentiments from *The Necessary One stamp set*, I finished off this card.

For my 2nd to 4th cards, I tried mass-production. I’ve always played with one design-one card rule since I started cardmaking but I felt that time was coming to try something new! I guess the spring season makes me to do that 🙂

To start, I heat embossed the flower image from *Dahlia stamp set* onto the watercolor papers. Instead of the same design and same sentiment, I used different embossing powders and coloring techniques.
From left to right, I used

  • Clear embossing powder + distress ink blending + much water,
  • White embossing powder + distress ink blending + a little bit water for shading,
  • Sparkle embossing powder + distress inks blending + Zig markers for shading, white acrylic paint for splatters.

Next, I die cut circles from white card stocks to make windows. I then stamped sentiment from *The Necessary One stamp set* and created sentiment bars with glitter washi tapes matching with background colors.
I mounted window panel to the Dahlia watercolor panel using foam adhesives. I glued them again on the A2 white card base. To finish, I embellished sequins to each card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Love and hugs,
Dana

Release 5 sneak peeks!

Wuuhuuu Happy Friyay peeps!
– Giveaway at the bottom on this post –

Releaseweek is finally here. We have a week full of enticing inspiration and manipulation (well, we do want you to buy the stamps ha ha)!

Release 5 = 5 stampsets 🙂 And boy oh boy, I am excited to show you all the awesomeness.

The release will be for sale Saturday April 1st at 9am UTC +01 🙂 

Are you ready for some sneak peeks?
Full reveal friday March 31 🙂

The 5 stampsets are called:

  • Avocado Family
  • The Necessary One
  • Dahlia
  • Spread Your Wings
  • Adventures Ahead

Here is a peek of how some of stamps look:

What do you think?
Are you excited about these stampsets?

Giveaway

Leave a comment on this post, telling me what you think of the new release. On thursday March 30, to win a 15 US$ gift certificate for the webshop 🙂

Have an amazing weekend!

Maria

 

A fond farewell to Anna

Hi peeps

Wow, March has been a crazy and fun month! Today I have some sad news though, because it is time to say goodbye to an awesome team member. Anna has been creating cards with Krumspring Stamps since October 2016 and she was the first one I did a collaboration with.

I am so happy to have had Anna on my team for a limited time and wish her all the best 🙂 I cannot wait to follow along her colourful adventures on her blog and instagram.

Please leave Anna some love and enjoy all her amazing cards she has made with Krumspring Stamps!

Aaaand you know what this means! – There is an empty spot on the Krumspring Dream Team 😉 I wonder who is going to fill that one?

Thank you for all your awesome work and beautiful cards Anna!
Big hugs

Maria

Guest Designer Jessica – Part 3

Hello there!  Jess here with my final guest post for Krumspring Stamps!  Many, many thanks to Maria, the entire dream team, and all of you readers for welcoming me here this month!  I’ve had so much fun!  For my last post I wanted to go back to where it all began…Maria’s fabulous triangles! 😉

I loved seeing some of the #krumspringhiddenanimal images in the One Triangle At a Time set so I decided to try and find one of my own!  And after a bit of crossing my eyes and staring I found a fox!

He was hanging out at the top of the stamp so I decided to fussy cut him and create a scene using the same stamp set again.  I colored him wish copics and decided to go a little heavy-handed on the darker shades in the hopes of showing his shape a little clearer.  So not the most realistic fox in the world but he’s there! 😉

Then I just wanted to have fun with the background.  I colored it with copics to resemble a snowy landscape and a night sky with bright stars.  Then I popped my fox up on the scene with foam mounting tape and added the sentiment from Star Power!  If you wondering where my fox came from, his left ear is in between the top two stars!  This was a really fun exercise…I wonder how many more animals are hiding in One Triangle at a Time! 😉

Thanks for visiting my posts this month and have a wonderful day!

Jessica

One Triangle at a Time

Star Power

And the Winners are!

You guys! Thank you so much for making #Krumspringfestival17 so fun – I cannot believe all the awesome projects you all submitted 🙂

But it is time to announce some winners! Do not forget that there is still a chance to participate in a giveaway of a gift certificate of 200 DKK / 27 € / 28.5 US$ ! – Everybody who places an order over 250 KR / 35 US$ / 33 € in the shop today automatically participates 🙂 This ends at midnight.

Note: All winners must e-mail me at info@krumspringshop.dk within the next 48 hours to claim their prize. Write what you have won + your address please.

All winners have been found by random number generator.

Okay, we have 3 lucky winners who have won 2 stampsets of their choice:

Aaaand because there were over 100 submissions, a gift certificate of 100 DKK (  13.5 € / 14.3 US$ ) was unlocked and the lucky winner was Jan from Handcrafthobby with this card!

And now it’s time for the main prize!

The lucky winner made a really egg-citing easter card 🙂

  • Helene from Naargenbrugblirguld has won a gift certificate for the shop of 400 DKK / 53 € / 57 US$ !

Update monday March 20: The winner of the 200 DKK gift certificate is Laura B. I have send you an e-mail via the e-mail you used to place your order 🙂 Thank you!

Congratulations to all the winners and a big THANK YOU to all who participated!

Maria

Guest Designer Keeway – Part 2

Ba-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-batman! Hello friends! It is Keeway here and I have fun card I created with the ‘You Pixelate Me’ stamp set. This set is super versatile because you can literally create anything you want in pixel!


I just watched lego batman not too long ago, and it really inspired my card today. Literally. Haha! I looked up “pixel batman” in google and found an image that I can work with, and started coloring each individual box. I had to stamp the grid stamp twice because batman was a tad larger than the size of the stamp, but with some fussy cutting and gluing, I can create an image as large as I want!


I stamped ba-na-na-na-na-na all over the background over grey cardstock. Then I adhered my batman over the card with foam tape.

Now I have the perfect card to send to my nephew who loves batman!

Cheers, Keeway

[ Supplies I used ]

You Pixelate Me

Guest Designer Jessica – Part 2

Hello again!  Jess here with my second guest post for Krumspring Stamps!  My first card introduced my surprise challenge but this time I wanted to play along with a few of the challenges myself! 😉 So I decided to go with triangles, flowers, Keeway’s color palette, and watercolors!  And this is what I came up with:

You might have seen my sunflower from For My Sunflower on instagram a few days ago…I colored it for Kathy Rac’s The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and then decided it would be perfect for my card!  I used copics to color the flower and then fussy cut it.  I stamped the One Triangle at a Time stamp onto watercolor paper with versafine and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I smooshed broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass, and chipped sapphire distress ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water.  I pressed my background into the wet distress ink and let it soak in and blend together.  After a few seconds I lifted the paper and heat set it.  Then I repeated the process a few more times until I was happy with the coverage.  I let it dry overnight and then adhered the sunflower with foam mounting tape.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from For My Sunflower onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder before adhering it to my card with foam mounting tape.

I love the contrast between the yellows and blues and how bright and cheerful it ended up!  I hope this gives you so more inspiration for the Spring Festival challenges!  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Jessica

[ Supplies I used ]

For My Sunflower

One Triangle at a Time