Introducing New Dream Team Member Janni

Hi Peeps – happy saturday ! I am bringing some fun news to you all this lovely day – we have yet another Dream Team member 🙂 Woohooo! This time it is the lovely Janni who will be joining us!
Please share some love and welcome her.


How lucky am I – I just love Marias awesome stamps, and now I am on the Dream Team, can you believe it?

For my very first card I will share with you, I used the cool Hot Air balloon, and cloud from “Adventures Ahead” combined with the happy stamp from “The Necessary One”.

That Hot Air Balloon really makes me happy.
I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black, and did my coloring with Copic Markers. I used grays for the airballon, because I wanted the clouds to me highlight of my card. The clouds are colored in peach, pink, prawn colors.
I am a big fan of scallop edges, and white cardstock, so I made a white die cut scallop background at first, and then added a white die cut layer using a stitched edge. I stamped Happy directly on the background and added letter stickers BE.


Next I fuzzy cut the hot air balloon and clouds, added a lot of foam to the back of the images. To create some more life to the card I used sequins in the same colors as the clouds.

For my second card I used this totally cute avocado mom-to-be from “Avocado Family” and made a white and green shakercard. Ohhh I love shakercards!
I stamped my image with Memento, and colored with Copic Markers, using the colors Milky white, lots of greens, added a little pink for the cheeks and brown for the stone. How cute is she?!


For the background I used my scallop die twice on white cardstock, and once on a foam sheet. I used a smaller die to make the shaker window, and added a sheet of acetate to the window. Before taping it all together I stamped the sentiment “You are one hot mama!” on the background, added a small portion of green and silver sequins to make the shaker. I didn’t want to take the focus away from the cute miss avocado, so I used a much smaller portion of sequins for this shaker.
I hope you liked my first posts for the Krumspring Dream Team – I can’t wait to make new cards to show you.
Janni

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

The Necessary One

Avocado Family

Guest Designer Mia Allerup

Today I want to introduce Mia, who did a inspiration demo in my booth during the Danish Convention I attended this weekend. I asked Mia if she would create a blogpost with her beautiful cards, and luckily she accepted 🙂


Hi all! My Name is Mia and i’m a lucky guest designer today here at Krumspring stamps ☺
First a little introduction of me I’m almost 30 years old, mom of two boys in the age of 2 and 4 years old and living together with my husband in a small town in Denmark. I have been scrapbooking more or less the last 10 years and tried almost all genres of this amazing hobby. Lately it has been project life and cardmaking with copic colouring that has taken my fancy.

I have known Maria (owner and creator of krumspring) for about 6 years now and I’m so happy to see her follow her dream and how well all of you have welcomed her and her stamps ☺
Well enough of the chitter chatter let´s get to the Cards!

Straight away when I saw the Adventures Ahead stamps, I was in love and I have already colored them many times as they are perfect for all kind of cards.


The first card I did was the one with the green air balloon.

For the cloud background I have used some smooth cardstock and my beloved distress inks. I made a stencil/mask with a cloud border die and then gently applied the distress ink to the cards base – slowly moving the mask to create the clouds. After this I took a die to create the card base and make it look a little nicer. I then took some velum and stamped with the text with The Necessary One stamp set and stazon.

I then Stamped the air balloon with Memento tuxedo black ink on some Neenah cardstock which is my favorite for copic coloring. As I wanted a good contrast and a more boyish color scheme I went with some green copics and just flicked the colors into each other.
As a finishing touch I covered the whole image with wink of stella clear glitter pen and some enamel dots around the background.


The second card I wanted a more feminine feeling so I once again took out my distress inks but this time I used some watercolor paper instead and I then used the ink smoshing technique. Ink smoshing means you take a sheet of plastic or packaging – put on a dab or two of the colour ink you want – spray it with a little water and then fold the plastic sheet with the ink and water ( on the inside of the fold) and mix ink and water – then you turn the and lightly fold the plastic out again so the ink and water is facing down the paper and tap on the colour as much or as little you wish and start playing ☺ Between each color let it dry a bit – in order for the inks not to end up too much a mess.
I have used 3 colours of ink on my card. Once completely dry I diecut the background into shape.
For the air balloon I did the same thing as on card one – I just chose some copic colours that would match my background ☺ For my sentiment I used the Danish Text set “Favorit Sæt“.


Put on some sequins and the card is done.
I hope you have enjoyed my cards and I hope you will try out the techniques as they are quite fun and easy but surely make a beautiful touch on a card ☺

Hugs, Mia

Follow Mia on Instagram here: @missallerup

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

Favoritsæt

The Necessary One

CAS cards with Dana

Hi, Krumspring friends!
It’s Dana here. Today, I’d like to share CAS cards with you. Here are what I came up with.

To start, I tried no line flower coloring in my very first time. I stamped the flower image from *Dahlia* stamp set with Antique linen, distress ink. I then colored it from light to dark shades using Zig clean color real brush markers. At this time, I added petal shapes with free hand and dahlia turned out a little bit different from the original image.

All of the things I did to this dahlia is my first trying and it took more than 1.5 hours to finish coloring haha. So I’d like to give focus to my flower. I die cut elegant embellishment from Spellbinders using gold foil paper and mounted it on the white card base. I then adhered dahlia on the center of it using foam adhesive. With stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set, I finished off this card.

For my second card, I started by die cutting 3 circles in different sizes. I then sponged dye inks on a white card base which will be placed back side of circle die cut panel.

Next, I stamped butterflies from *Spread your wings* stamp set using Versamark ink onto vellum paper and heat embossed the images with gold tinsel embossing powder. Sentiments are also from *Spread your wings* stamp set and I white heat embossed them onto black card stock. To finish, I adhered butterflies using clear foam adhesive and mounted all elements where I wanted them.
Hope you enjoy these cards. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love,
Dana

[ Supplies I used ]

Dahlia

Spread Your Wings

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 3 + Exciting news!

Hi Peeps – this is Maria popping in to share some ultra fun and exciting news!
I am such a big fan of Natalie, and her projects this month, just knocked me of my chair – so I invited her to be a part of the Dream Team and guess what! She said yes! Please welcome Natalie to the team and show her some love 🙂


Hello friends, it’s Natalie here from One Scrappy Doctor and I am back one last time to share some inspiration with you as a Guest Designer, from some older-release (but still very classic) Krumspring stamps!

The Tou-Can Do It stamp set has been calling my name ever since I first laid eyes on it. I love that crazy little toucan image and the punny sentiment that goes with it. It even made my daughters giggle when they saw it!

I wanted fairly traditional colouring for my bird so I went through Google to find out what that might be, and then painted him with Glimermist to give it the saturated colour (and subtle shimmer) that he needed.

For the background I chose the solid leaf stamp from the set and used a double-inking watercolour effect with a couple of shades of green dye ink to create a pattern. And because it’s been way too long since I created a shaker card I knew that’s the direction I wanted to go with this one. I picked sequins that matched the same colours as the toucan and poured lots and lots into the pocket I made so that it would be really full!

The last card I have to share with you today is made with the Star Power stamp set. I really wanted to try my hand at creating a galaxy effect, and I used my Twinkling H2O’s to paint it. I think I might have overdone it with the ‘galaxy’ part, and should have gone a bit stronger with the black background, but anyway, you should see the shimmer on this – it’s quite incredible and really lovely in real life!

I want to thank Maria for inviting me to be a Guest Designer at Krumspring for this month because I really love creating with these fun stamps. I hope I’ve inspired you to try something new whilst I’ve been here sharing my projects, and I’m sure I’ll still see you around. Here’s a link to some of my social media channels if you would like to see more of my work.

Love to you all!
Xx
Natalie

[ Supplies I used ]

Tou-can do it!

Star Power

Rainbow Cards with Maria

Hello Crafty Friends and Krumspring Fans, Maria here.

Today is a good day because I’m back at the Krumspring Blog with three new cards.
But today is also a sad day, because it’s my last post as a Krumspring Dream Team Member.
I leave the team because I have too much work in my real job the next time…

For my first card, I used the beautiful “Star Power” Stamp Set.
I took the big star Stamp to create my own background using a Copic friendly dye Ink, then clear heat embossed. Then I colored all stars with my Copic Markers.
I stamped the Sentiment on a piece of black Cardstock, then heat white embossed and diecutted.
Then I mounted the background on a black cardbase using dimensional foam tape and added the Sentiment. I embellished the card with some little wooden stars.

For my second card, I used three different Stamp Sets = “You pixelate me”, “You rock!” and “Spread your wings”
First I stamped the “You pixelate me” Stamp on a piece of white cardstock, then heat white embossed and colored with Copic Markers in all rainbow colors.
Then I stamped three Sentiments in a piece of black cardstock, then heat white embossed.
After fussy cutted the pixelate me image I mounted it on a black cardfront using dimensional foam tape.
Then I mounted the Cardfront on the black cardbase using dimensional foam tape too.
I added lots of sequins in all rainbow colors to finish the card

For my third card I combined the “Dahlia” and the “Spread your wings” Stamp Sets. First I stamped the Dahlia Stamp randomly on a piece of white cardstock then heat white embossed. I colored all blossoms and the background with Copic markers. Then I mounted the background on a black cardbase using dimensional foam tape and added the Sentiment. I stamped three little butterflies, colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them. I embellished the card with the butterflies and some clear sparkling sequins.

I would love to say a big Thank you to my “boss” Maria for her caring and thoughtful leadership of this awesome design team. I had so much fun and leave the team with a heavy heart.
A big Thank you to my lovely team mates too. Girls you are absolutely awesome and I love you.
Thank you for this great time!!!

Enjoy your day!

Love, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

Star Power

You Pixelate Me

You Rock!

Spread Your Wings

Dahlia

Blended Watercolor with Rowena

Hello again! Rowena here.

For today’s projects I will be doing a fun technique. I will transform an ink-blended panel into a pretty-looking loose watercoloring. Watercoloring can sometimes be intimidating. So, here’s my easy version of achieving that watercolor look.

I have created two watercolor cards with the help of ‘Dahlia‘ and ‘Spread your Wings‘ stamp sets and distress inks. So let’s get started!!

I first white embossed the flower from ‘Dahlia‘ stamp set. With a blending tool, I blended moved lawn, peacock feathers, wilted violet, and warm sunshine. I sprayed the panel with clean water and with a brush move the colors around.

Once the panel was dry I added additional colors (with the same distress inks) to brighten the images and to add more interest.

The second card is done the same way. I used mustard seed, seedless preserves, picked raspberry, and squeeze lemonade distress inks. Make sure to clean your brush everytime you add a new a color to your panel. This will avoid your colors on getting too muddy.

To finish the cards I chose sentiments from ‘The Necessary One‘ stamp set. This set is so awesome, it has everything you need to create a card for any occasions. Definitely check it out 😉 I added a few sequins and that finishes the cards for today.

I hope you guys had fun and learned something new. Thank you for stopping by!!!

Crafty hugs,
Rowena

Dahlia

Spread Your Wings

The Necessary One

Release 5 stampbundle

Spring Fling with Erica

Hi there!

Erica back on the Krumspring blog today with a couple of ‘spring fling’ cards using the Dahlia stamp as well as the One Triangle At A Time background stamp.

I’ve done my usual thing of making two cards with the same stamps but different looks. Not very original but at least I’m consistent, eh?

For my first card I started out with stamping up two Dahlias on Strathmore Bristol Vellum watercolour paper and started colouring with my Zig markers. I used two different shades of pink on each flower but left plenty of white space left on the petals. One of my favourite Dahlias have colours just like these and I think they are one of nature’s many wonders. I intentionally left the colours very “un-blended” (is that is a word? Well, it is now) for these flowers. After I finishes colouring I fussy cut them both out.

I wanted a green background for these cards, green and pink is very spring-y to me. I wanted something almost like a big bush/flower bed, you know? Using the One Triangle At A Time stamp I stamped it in VersaMark ink and heatembossed it in white, again on watercolour paper as I wanted to do some ink blending. Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citrus were the lucky choices and off I went. I love the look of ink blending, it is so easy to get great and different results. I splattered water on the panel and once that was dry, I decided to add some darker green splatters too. Setting this one aside, I got started on the second panel.

As I wanted this one to be different, I stamped the background in green before adding clear embossing powder over it. This one got the same distress inks blended all over it but I didn’t do the water splatter on this one and skipped right to the green instead. Letting that dry on the side, I moved on to the flowers.

These I decided to heat emboss in white and coloured again with Zig markers but this time I diluted with lots of water to get a very soft look. I actually did three for this card but I ended up having to trim one of the dahlias to fit all of them on the card. For the sentiment I chose ‘Happy birthday’ from The Necessary Ones stamp set. This I stamped on a strip of vellum with white embossing powder to keep a cohesive look to the cards. I wrapped this strip around the bottom of the panel and glued to the back to keep it in place.

Assembling these cards was a piece of cake using all my finished pieces with some foam tape and double sided tape. I adhered the finished panels to white card bases which peeked out both at the bottom and the top to keep it soft and fresh looking.

That’s it from me today but don’t worry, I will be back soon enough with more crafty rambling and jibber-jabbering.

Happy crafting from Erica

[ Supplies  I used ]

Dahlia

One Triangle at a Time

The Necessary One

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 2

Hello again Krumspring fans, it’s Natalie here again from One Scrappy Doctor, and today I’m sharing two more projects with the new release stamps.

First up I wanted to show you this colourful card I made with the Adventures Ahead Set. I started off by creating the blue background panel by sprinkling some Brusho onto wet watercolour paper and watching the colours magically spread and blend. When this was dry I trimmed down a strip to adhere to the left of my card, and used some of the leftover to stamp the clouds onto with white embossing powder before cutting them out and using them as embellishments.

For the hot air balloon itself, I stamped and embossed it onto watercolour paper and then used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to colour it. I adhered this to my card as the focal piece using foam tape to give it extra dimension.

The second project I made is something perhaps a little bit different for this blog and that’s because I made a series of cards to be used in a pocket-page album.
When I saw the Avacado Family Set I just knew it was perfect timing for me since I am currently pregnant with my fourth child and I’ve been meaning to start a new album for this baby! This gave me the perfect excuse to make a cover page for the Project Life album that I plan to continue adding to as the pregnancy progresses, and of course after the baby is born.

I wanted my page to be brightly coloured and so I’ve stamped the Avocado people onto different patterned papers before trimming them out. For the main card in the top right I wanted to represent our family as it currently is, so I masked off the avocado seed from one of the larger stamps so that it became the father figure, while leaving the seed in with the other one so that it would represent me with my pregnant belly! Then I stamped three other little avocados for each of my other children.

I also made a couple of other cards for my page using similar techniques of stamping onto patterned paper and cutting them out. I used some of the sentiments to add captions to the cards, stamping them in black ink. Over all, I think this page makes me very happy with it’s cheery colours and fun images!

Next week I’ll be back one last time to share what I’ve done with some of your favourite classic Krumspring stamps!

Natalie

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[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

Avocado Family

Release 5 stampbundle

Baby card with Sharna

Hello there!

Sharna here today 🙂

I was so excited when a long time friend of mine told me she was pregnant with baby #2 who has been a loooong time coming. I will spare you the details but baby #1 was 16 years ago! So for this much anticipated baby I knew I needed a super sweet card. I picked up the Shoot for the Moon & the You Make Me Fly stamp sets and got to work.

I white heat embossed my chosen images onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The key to this is to heat it just enough to melt the powder but not to long that it sinks into the watercolor paper. For the watercoloring of the images I used my favorite medium, distress inks. The sentiment is a die from Lawn Fawn combined with the baby stamp out of the sentiment set The Necessary One which has sentiments for a whole heck of a lot of occasions. Lastly I added a few star sequins to set the scene off. Oh and a bit of Wink of Stella in certain sections of the moon.

Have a great day!
Sharna

[ Supplies I used ]

The Necessary One

Shoot for the Moon

You Make Me Fly

Cutlery Holders with Rosali

Hi, Rosali here!

Today I have a special project to show you! As you might know I am mainly a cardmaker when it comes to crafting but once in a while I can’t resist to make something else out of pretty stamps and paper! ☺ And since Easter is coming up very fast with family gatherings and dinners I decided to make a little table decoration, cutlery holders to be specific!

Download this tutorial as a PDF, by clicking here.

This is the design I came up with:

I am gonna try and guide you through the process of making these step by step.

  1.  Cut down a piece of paper in the size of 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” (square). I would recommend picking a sturdier paper (min 160 lb) as people are gonna wanna pick the holders up and take the cutlery out. I knew I wanted to watercolour on mine so I used a mixed media paper (300 g/qm, equals 200 lb).
  2. You need to make three score lines on your square. One at the bottom, 2” from the corner. The other two scores lines need to be 3 1/4 “ from the left respectively right corner. I took a picture of the measurements for you to make it clear:
  3. After the scoring you can decorate your paper however you like! I heat embossed some stamped images on the backside of the paper (I used the backside of my mixed media paper because it had a smoother surface, which makes heat embossing easier). I mainly stamped on the three scored flaps and left the backside rather plain. I used “One Triangle at a Time” for two cutlery holders and a dot stamp from “Happiness Overload” two create a Polka Dot pattern on two other holders.

    After heat embossing everything in white I used spring-y yellow and light green watercolour paints to colour the whole outside part and also the visible inside part of the cutlery holders. On the backside I added a triangle heart from “Happiness Overload” and a sentiment from “The Necessary One” in green metallic embossing powder.
  4. If you use a bone folder to round the three flaps a little bit towards the inside you get more room “inside” the holder for the cutlery to be in. Don’t glue the right and left flap together too tight. You won’t need any glue on the bottom flap if you stuck it under the other two flaps.
  5. Now you can put pretty stamped images on top of the cutlery holders. I chose the beautiful flower from “For My Sunflower”. I colored each with Copic markers using Y21, Y26 and YR24 for the petals and some green shades for the middle part. I also added highlights with a white gel pen.
  6. To finish my design off, I put a circle of vellum behind each sunflower and heat embossed “celebrate” from the “Spread Your Wings” stamp set in white on black cardstock and mounted everything together with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Here are the finished cutlery holders-with enough room in them to put a small paper napkin inside as well!

Happy spring! ♥
Rosali

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

Happiness Overload

The Necessary One

For My Sunflower

Spread Your Wings