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

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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 

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You Pixelate Me

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

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 

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

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

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