Guest Designer Niki – part 2

Hello, being a crafty who only ever creates cards with the recipient in mind, card designs can either come super easy or depending on the person, can never feel perfect enough. For this card I wanted to celebrate my friend who just accomplished her fund raising goals. I had jewel tones in mind and The One triangle at a time set from Krumspring Stamps was perfect.

I started out by stamping and heat embossing the One triangle at a time stamp onto watercolor card stock. I had envisioned a purple to gray ombre colour scheme. I used my Gansai Tambi’s to watercolor. I did two layers and allowed them to both dry completely before moving on. As my panel had warped a tad, I placed it under some heavy books for the night to straighten out.
Next up I choose a dark gray panel that was just a little larger than my stamped panel. I thought this would off set the light gray in the embossed piece. I had initially thought to use the large “congratulations” from The necessary one set, but I felt I needed the sentiment to be popped up to add dimension to a very flat card thus far.

So I changed my sentiment to the smaller “congratulations” in The Necessary One set and stamped it out on lighter gray cardstock. I was happy with the simplicity of the sentiment strip compared to the fussy background. I cut it the embossed panel and adhered it to the dark cardstock.

I finished up the piece with several sequins and clear dots and of course stamped my envelope to match.

A view of the full card:


Hope you enjoyed the making of this card, happy crafting!
Niki.

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

The Necessary One

You Pixelate Me Spotlight – part 3

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun – read more here (including information on how to win the next release).

Do not forget that you can save 20 % on the You Pixelate Me stampset until May 18 at midnight CET 🙂

Today we have the last bunch of cards highlighting the You Pixelate Me set! So many epic cards 🙂

Janni

This delicate soft card is just amazing. The background patterns are just waiting for you to get going. Happy Birthday text is from The Necessary One.

Dana

This card just makes me smile. That happy coffee cup is a real heartbreaker lol 🙂 You Bring Out The Best In Me text is from For My Sunflower.

Erica

Erica went all in and created 4!! cards for this spotlight. This heart is just amazing. She used text from For My Sunflower and You Pixelate Me.

You can easily stamp this image several times next to each other. Erica did this and created and intricate background. She also used the Dahlia in Yellow in the subtle shape of a heart. Text is from The Necessary One.

Use the stamp as a guideline for an endless number of patterns. Here Erica created two cards with the same pattern but changed the colour. It’s funny how big of a difference that makes right? Dude you are so old is the text that goes with the You Pixelate Me stamp and Happy is from The Necessary One.

Use the stamp as a guideline for an endless number of patterns. Here Erica created two cards with the same pattern but changed the colour. It’s funny how big of a difference that makes right? For this she used the text from The Necessary One as well.

Is your mind blown yet?! Mine sure is, and I also love seeing all the creative cards you all make with the stampset. I will do a feature post with some of  YOUR cards soon. Just share them under #krumspringstamps on Facebook and Instagram. I cannot wait to see your magic.

If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 18 at midnight !

Thank you for stopping by – I really hope you enjoyed this spotlight 🙂

Maria

[ Shop the stampset here ]

You Pixelate Me

Other stampset used in this post:

The Necessary One

For My Sunflower

Dahlia

 

You Pixelate Me Spotlight – part 2

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun – read more here (including information on how to win the next release).

Do not forget that you can save 20 % on the You Pixelate Me stampset until May 18 at midnight CET 🙂

Today we have a bunch of cards highlighting the You Pixelate Me set!

Maria

I found a photo online of a pixelated version of The Good Dinosaur (have you seen the movie? It is so good!) and immideately knew I had to combine it with the Caveman stamp from For My Caveman. This is honestly one of my favourite cards ever 🙂

I hosted a stamping event in March where Tanja from HappyHillDk made this Pacman game! I just had to replicate it myself 🙂

Rosali

Rosali is a genius! Micki Mouse – It’s perfect 🙂 She combined it with Star Power. Perfect cards for so many occasions and of course – children!

This is just so awesome! I love how Rosali kept the card clean and simple to really make the figure pop!

You cannot look at this card and not smile 🙂

Natalie

Natalie always thinks outside the box. She says about this card: “I wanted to do something slightly different and I used the stamp as the grid lines for some hand-stitched embroidery. The possibilities are endless with this and I had lots of different design ideas before I settled on this very simple heart shape! “

If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 18 at midnight !

Thank you for stopping by – I really hope you are enjoying this spotlight 🙂

Maria

[ Shop the stampset here ]

You Pixelate Me

You Pixelate Me Spotlight – part 1

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 2-3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun.
The highlights consist of:

  • Dream Team inspiration with the highlight stampset
  • During the highlight days, you can save 20 % on the highlight stampset in the webshop.
  • A challenge! Create projects with the highlight stampsets throughout the month and link your projects up on the highlight post. Information will be in the bottom of the first highlight blogpost.
  • Everybody who places an order for the highlight stampset also receives an extra raffle ticket for the big prize this month (read further down 🙂 ).

So let’s get going!

This week we are highlighting the You Pixelate Me set 🙂

Let’s see the first Design Team cards. The first bunch of cards really speaks to the retro gamer within (which I LOVE!).

Rowena

This card is SO much fun. I mean PACMAN!? I love everything about it.

Tina

A gameboy! With Tetris! Yes – I am very excited. I had one of these in red when I was a kid 🙂

Sharna

This card with My Neighbor Totoro is so much fun! My boyfriend really loves this cartoon, and he got so excited when I showed him Sharnas card. This stampset is perfect for creating cards with games and cartoon characters 🙂

The mushroom from Mario! I love it – we have been playing Mario since forever so this is pure nostalgia. This card speaks to my inner nerd.

How awesome are these cards? Every time a team member e-mailed me their cards for the highlights, I did a little excitement jump 🙂

Now for the challenge:

Create a project using the You Pixelate Me stampset and link it up here:


The challenge runs until May 25 at midnight (where release week kicks off 🙂 ) and we will draw one winner who will win the entire new release for June between all spotlight challenge submissions! Wohooo! 
If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 18 at midnight !

I cannot wait to see your projects !
Maria 

[ Shop the stampset here: ]

You Pixelate Me

Confirmation Cards with Maria

Hello there!
In Denmark May is the big months for Confirmations. That means happy teens, garden parties, church and togetherness 🙂 (Is that a word?). It’s a big deal!

My own cousin had his Confirmation May 12 – I cannot believe he is already so big. He was my favourite little buddy when he was a kid. Of course I had to create some cards for him! Both from our family and his parents requested a card for him and his friend.

Let’s get to it 🙂

For my first card I went with a Galaxy/adventure theme. I have been on a big Galaxy spree since Rosali visited and we experimented with creating different Galaxy backgrounds with different mediums. SUPER fun!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram by @Irishandcraft to combine the You Make Me Fly balloon with this cute little astronaut. And it was the perfect match for my Galaxy craze 🙂 For the text I heat embossed text from Favoritsæt (danish text stamp) in white.

This is the card I made for my cousin from his parents. It is a big card – European A5. I never make cards this big, but it was a super fun challenge and I love how it turned out.

I did the sunburst background in green Distress Inks inspired by Laura Bassen and Rosali. I used four different colours, and alternated so it fitted with the 12 rooms I randomly sketched with a ruler.

For the green “sun” I used one of my favourite and most used stamps – Colourful Triangle Vibe. The text is from Konfirmand, which is the Danish Confirmation stampset I created for this season. It is sold out for now though 🙂

My last card is a combination of the first two. The balloons from You Make Me Fly and Konfirmand stampsets are the main focal point. The church is included in stampset. This card is also a big one in European A5 size.

I love making those Distress Ink clouds, but it takes me a few tries every time. So I have some extras that need some cover-up action 🙂 I rarely throw things out, because I am a big believer in the power of recycling.

I hope you are enjoying your monday and May 🙂
I will be leaving for New York thursday morning and I am SO excited!

Tomorrow another fun Spotlight will go live ! This one is super fun and contains one of our most popular stampsets.

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

You Make Me Fly

Favoritsæt

Colourful Triangle Vibe

Konfirmand

 

Introducing New Dream Team Member – Tina Krauer

Hi peeps

Yes I am continuing to expanding the Dream Team with some AMAZING ladies 🙂 I am pinching myself with how lucky I am to have such an amazing team. Today I can introduce a new member, and I have been so excited.
Please welcome Tina from @teenaleee on Instagram 🙂

I love Tina’s happy cards and her cheerful person – I know she will bring something really fun and happy to the table. Please welcome her and leave her some love !


My name is Tina, I was born in 1977. I am living in the heart of Switzerland, near Lucerne, together with my awesome husband and my little daughter. Ah yes, we also have two furry friends in our family – Candy and Chili, the best cats on this planet 🙂 During my pregnancy in 2013, I came across with the Big Shot machine and the adventure of papercrafting and cardmaking has begun. I am hooked to it ever since 🙂 I really love coloring, especially with my copics. But all kinds of coloring media have my heart, I barely can resist when I discover new colored pencils, makers, watercolors & co. :-))

My style of cards is not a particular one – I love everything, except overloaded cards. I hope I can inspire you with my passion for card making and papercrafting!


Hello fellow crafters!

I am SO happy and excited being a part of Maria’s amazing dream team from now on!! For my very first blog post I decided to go with two of my favorite sets of her entire collection. So let’s dive into it!

For my first card, I used the set „Adventures ahead“. I really love these hot air balloons – so many possibilities to put color on them! You even could put a little critter into the basket, peeking out from there… ☺ but this time I decided to create a non-cute card which will be perfect for a male recipient. I stamped the hot air balloons with versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my good old fashioned watercolors (just the ones in pans) and colored the balloons in rainbow colors. The great thing about heat embossed images is that the lines get raised. So the watercolor won’t move outside every portion – this is so helpful when coloring with watercolors!

After it was dry, I fussy cut the images with my scissors. I even cut out the inner portion between basket and balloon with my craft knife; I didn’t want to have a white space there.
To match the hot air balloons, I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto my panel, and then I sponged a background over it with different distress inks – just a pretty blue sky. Then I diecut some clouds and added some clear sparkling sequins to create more interest to the card. Voilà, here we go for an almost all occasions fitting card for your card stash! ☺

My second card for today was a bit more intricate. I really wanted to showcase this beauuuuutiful sunflower from the set „For My Sunflower“. I stamped it with a very light distress ink (antique linen) onto watercolor paper and gave the entire flower a first wash with regular watercolors. Then I pulled out my watersoluble colored pencils to define the sunflower and for adding more depth to it. Take your time for this kind of coloring! It took me about 45 minutes for the whole sunflower – but totally worth it, don’t you think? After that, I fussy cut (be careful!) the whole flower and put it aside.

Then I diecut a frame for my shaker window and a base panel. I sponged a pretty cloudy sky to it. Then I glued some acetate to my shaker frame and added a double layer of foam tape behind the acetate. This way, the sequins have plenty space to move. I wanted to imitate some sunflower petals, so I put in some yellow matching sequins and for more interest, some tiny stars and for the nice shaker sound, a few micro beads. I just looove that sound ☺

To add more interest, I decided to put the sunflower in front of a garden fence and some grass behind which is peeking through. When I finished the card, I came up with the idea to put a sentiment on a tiny tag and hang it over a picket there. I really like adding details like that ☺
I hope you got inspired and will get crafty too now!
Have an amazing day! Hugs – Tina

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

For My Sunflower

Guest Designer Niki – Part 1

Hi peeps!
Today I am excited to introduce this months guest designer Niki from Niki Bee Handmade 🙂 I love the simple elegance that Niki’s cards always contains! It requires a great sense of design to use whitespace and colours like she does – so I was thrilled when she accepted the invitation to become this months guest designer!


Making cards is a wonderful hobby, sharing them with others is where I find the most joy. I’m a 34yr old wife and mother to a sweet 5 yr old boy. When I started making cards a couple years ago, I did so as a way to connect with my friends and family who I lived a long way away from. It all started with Pinterest, cheap cardstock and buttons… so many buttons. I have zero artistic talent, so when I discovered stamping, a whole new world opened up to me. I finally found myself, I could be creative using other talented people’s designs and I could both share and be inspired by others using similar supplies. The community and friends I have made are what has made this hobby the joy it is now. People from all over the world creating and sharing kindness. This is my happy place.


I must admit, I was beyond chuffed when the owner of Krumspring Stamps asked me to do a Guest Design spot. Maria has grown a business that is so authentically her. Those triangles, geometry and clean lines are quintessentially what she was creating herself with a pen. I’m so honored to be able to create with her stamps.

As its Mothers Days this weekend, I instantly knew that I wanted to create with the Adventures Ahead stamp set with a bold background.
So I started off by creating two backgrounds, one a sun set scene and one a day time blue sky.
I masked two panels off and started ink blending. For the Blue background I used three blues inks to create an ombre effect, I masked this one off at three equal spaces and softly pounced the ink onto the cardstock.


After I ink blended the sunset panel, I took a stencil, spritz some water onto the rays and used a paper towel to dry off the excess followed by glossy texture paste to create sun rays.

Next I stamped out the hot air balloons from the Adventures Ahead set with my MISTI using versamark and heat embossed some platinum embossing powder.

Using the Distress Oxides I blended two to three colours on each Balloon. This is a super quick way to colour and its one of my most favorite. I spritz both with a shimmery mist. Once they were dry I fussy cut them out.


Once cut, I put them to the side while I stamped out the sentiment from The Necessary One set (brillant name!) on to both panels.

I used foam tape to mount the Hot air balloons to the background and finished up with a sprinkling of clear sequins and drops.

I loved creating these cards, these balloons will certainly be getting a work out in my craft stash as they are super versatile. Oh and of course I had to stamp a matching envelope!


I hope you enjoyed the making of these cards and happy crafting to you!
Cheers, Niki

[ Supplies I used : ]

Adventures Ahead

The Necessary One

Avocado Family Spotlight – part 3

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun.

Today we have 2 more fun cards highlighting the Avocado Family set!

rowena:

I love how Rowena created a fun scene using the “You Make Me Fly” set and combined it with sentiments from “The Necessary One“.

Maria:

I heatemboosed “One Triangle At A Time” in white and the inkblended with distress inks. I was inspired by Rosali’s colouring of the Avocado from yesterday and made her pink.

Shop the stampset here with 20 % off!

  • Everybody who places an order for the highlight stampset also receives an extra raffle ticket for the big prize this month 🙂

Create a project using the Avocado Family stampset and link it up on this post.
The challenge runs until May 25 at midnight (where release week kicks off 🙂 ) and we will draw one winner who will win the entire new release for June! Wohooo! 
If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 11 at midnight !

Hugs

Maria

[ Supplies ]

You Make Me Fly

Avocado Family

The Necessary One

One Triangle at a Time

Avocado Family Spotlight – part 2

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun.

Today we have 3 more fun cards highlighting the Avocado Family set!

Sharna:

Sharna really made the two avocados come to life and the contrast between the avocados and the splashy watercolor background is just amazing!

Rosali

You need to hurry over to Instagram and see the video of this fun and interactive card by Rosali.

Erica:

This happy little family is just the sweetest thing ever. And shows that you really only need this set to create a fun family card.

I am SO loving these cards – the Avocado Family set is just such a happy one.

Shop it here with 20 % off!

  • Everybody who places an order for the highlight stampset also receives an extra raffle ticket for the big prize this month 🙂

Create a project using the Avocado Family stampset and link it up on this post.
The challenge runs until May 25 at midnight (where release week kicks off 🙂 ) and we will draw one winner who will win the entire new release for June! Wohooo! 
If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 11 at midnight !

Hugs

Maria

 

Avocado Family Spotlight – part 1

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun.
The highlights consist of:

  • Dream Team inspiration with the highlight stampset
  • During the 3 highlight days, you can save 20 % on the highlight stampset in the webshop.
  • A challenge! Create projects with the highlight stampsets throughout the month and link your projects up on the highlight post. Information will be in the bottom of the first highlight blogpost.
  • Everybody who places an order for the highlight stampset also receives an extra raffle ticket for the big prize this month (read further down 🙂 )

So let’s get going!

This week we are highlighting the Avocado Family set 🙂

Let’s see the first Design Team cards.

Natalie:

The layering on this card is to die for! Natalie also created an amazing Project Life page last month, featuring the avocado family – see it here.

Janni:

The soft colours Janni used is so great. And the pink belly must contain a little girl 😉

Dana:

Dana never disappoints – check out the colouring of the avocados stomach!!

How amazing are these cards?

Challenge:

Create a project using the Avocado Family stampset and link it up here:


The challenge runs until May 25 at midnight (where release week kicks off 🙂 ) and we will draw one winner who will win the entire new release for June! Wohooo! 
If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 11 at midnight !

I cannot wait to see your projects !
Maria