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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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,

14 thoughts on “Release 5 – Inspiration with Dana

  1. Maria says:

    All cards are so awesome and creative. Especially the balloon card is simply stunning, Dana. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards to show off these awesome new designs! Love the balloon over the trees, and the dahlia is gorgeous…. awesome coloring!

  3. Valentina B says:

    Dana, your cards are so beautiful! I really love the one with cherry blossom trees. Fantastic idea!
    I would love to go to Japan and fly with hot air balloon and see all the beautiul cherries.

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