Guest Designer Vera Rhuhay – Part 3

YOU ARE AWESOME

When I saw You Are Awesome set, I wanted to create a galaxy background.
So, I grab my Gansai Tambi watercolor and paint galaxy background on 300gr watercolor paper.
Let it dry and then white heat embossed the doodle circle and stars from Star power set.
I finished off my card by added here and there some sequins.

Supplies : You are Awesome | Star Power

Thank you so much for Guest Designing this month Vera – YOU ROCK! 🙂 – Maria

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You Are Awesome

Star Power

Guest Designer Michelle Short – part 2

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be back sharing a card I have made with the Funky Pineapples set. What a fun set! It is so versatile and I love the designs on the pineapples. 

 I started off by stamping one of the pineapples on to a piece of white cardstock, using black ink. I coloured the pineapple using Copic Markers and then fussy it out using scissors. I took a piece of Bristol paper and blended over some Distress ink, spritzed with water and then once dry, I die cut it using a stitched square die. This was added on to a yellow 4.25” square card base with tape runner. 

I took the ‘hello there’ sentiment from the Monkey Madness set and stamped it on to some black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. I cut the strip in to two with a craft knife. This was added to the card with foam tape. I then added the funky pineapple with a mini action wobble and added google eyes to him. It is difficult to see in the photos, but the action wobble gives the pineapple lots of dimension and it is so fun when it wobbles!

 

A big thank you goes to Maria and the Krumspring team for having me guest with them this month. I have really enjoyed it!

Best wishes,

Michelle

Thank you so much Michelle for Guest Designing this month – I have really enjoyed your happy, colourful cards 🙂 🙂 🙂
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Funky Pineapples

Monkey Madness

Guest Designer Vera Rhuhay – Part 2

This stamp set “Monkey Madness” is so cute! and  the sentiment I goreally like you! is made me smile, I love it! Here, I created some tags using this Monkey Madness and Awesome Triangle Wizard. Hope you like it 🙂
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper, colored with Copics Marker and cut it out. Then I white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard on white card stock, cut with scissor to make tags and then blended with dye ink pads.
See you next week, Vera!
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Monkey Madness

Awesome Triangle Wizard

Guest Designer Michelle Short – Part 1

Hello there, my name is Michelle and I am delighted to be guest designing this month with Krumspring Stamps. Let me introduce myself a little, I am from London, UK. I have been card making for over 10 years now and my style can be defined as clean and simple. I first came across the owner of Krumspring, Maria, on Instagram. Those triangles really grabbed my attention! My card today uses the Monkey Madness set, along with the Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp.

I started my card off by creating the background. I took the Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp and inked this using Versamark Ink. I added white embossing powder to the ink and then heat set. I blended over various shades of pink and red Distress Inks and then spritzed with water. I set the piece aside to dry and then cut it down with a rectangle die.

I took one of the monkeys from the Monkey Madness stamp set and stamped this with black ink on to white cardstock. I took the ‘I love you’ sentiment from the set and stamped this inside the heart. They were then coloured using Copic Markers. I fussy cut the monkey out with scissors and then set about assembling the card.

I added the background panel to a black card base with foam tape. I then added a circle of vellum followed by the monkey (also added with foam tape). To finish off, I added black Nuvo Drops. I especially love the Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp and I see myself using this a lot! That’s it from me today, see you next week!

Michelle

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Awesome Triangle Wizard

Monkey Madness

Guest Designer Vera Rhuhay – Part 1

I am beyond delighted to introduce the first of two amazing guest designers this month. I have always been a stalker follower of Vera. Her sense of colours and fun/happy projects always inspire me. I hope you will enjoy her contributions this month – you are really in for a treat!


Vera

Hello, I’m Vera Rhuhay! Little bit about me, I’m a wife and mom for teenage boy. I live in Surabaya – Indonesia.
I love stamping and coloring! I love making card and journaling, they are my stress relief 🙂
And I’m super excited today to share that I am one of the Guest Designers for Krumpsring Stamp this month!
You can find me at my blog : moccavanila.blogspot.com and Instagram : instagram.com/vera_rhuhay 

 FUNKY PINEAPPLES

In real life I love pineapples so much! And today I have two card to shared with you features Funky Pineapples set and Awesome Triangle Wizard set.

 For my first card, I stamped the pineapples on Bristol paper with Black Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers and White Gel pen. For my panel card, I white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard and blended with Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet & Spun Sugar.

 For my second card,  I heat embossed the pineapples with Ranger Gold Pale Embossing Powder and then colored with Copic Markers. I drew random stripes and cut with my scissors to make a beach towel.  I white heat embossed partial of  Awesome Triangle Wizard on my base card and blended with Distress Ink – Shabby Shutter & Squeezed Lemonade. Then added some pastel dots to finish off the card.
Vera
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Awesome Triangle Wizard

Funky Pineapples

Guest Designer Niki Bee – Part 3


I love making cards. I love sitting amongst all the things I “must have” and feeling happy. If its a good day, I feel creative too. Today I was rushed with ideas and I’m thrilled with the end result. This card has all the elements which appeal to me the most, a pop of washy colour, subtle dimension, crisp white against light grey cardstock, sparkle and lots of white space.

I started out with stamping, heat embossing and trimming out the heart from the YOU ROCK! set by Krumspring Stamps. Using Distress ink I smooshed ink onto the heart. I did this several times to build up the colour till I was happy with the result.

Next up I took white cardstock and fun foam and die cut them to the size of a regular card. I die cut a circle opening into the card stock, then to line it up perfectly with the fun foam, I slipped the die back onto the white cardstock and placed the fun foam behind it and ran it through my die cutting machine. I could certainly have just used foam tape, but I love the feel and look of using a single piece of fun foam.

I adhered the dried heart onto some scrap fun foam and cut it out. This will ensure the heart and the card panel are the same height.

I love gray cardstock. It’s my go-to. So I took a scrap piece that was a little larger than the die cut circle and adhered it to the back of the panel. I stamped the You Rock sentiment from the YOU ROCK! set and die cut it so the edges match the stitched detail matches the main panel.

The card was complete once I added in some sparkling sequins and clear dots.
Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Niki


Thank you for guest designing for us this month Niki! I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts! 🙂

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You Rock!

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.

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One Triangle at a Time

The Necessary One

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

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Adventures Ahead

The Necessary One

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

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Adventures Ahead

Favoritsæt

The Necessary One

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

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Tou-can do it!

Star Power