Summer Theme Week 2017 part 2

Happy thursday peeps!

I am back here today, to share more of the Dream Teams amazing summer cards. Oh, and to remind you all of our big sale going on in the shop right now 🙂 Lots of money to save! Click on the photo, to go directly to the sales page on the shop.

I also just happens to have a bunch of more awesome cards to share with you all ! Yes, I feel so lucky to be able to do this.

Natalie

Natalie is actually on maternity leave right now, after giving birth to a beautiful babygirl on friday. Stop by and wish her congratulations.

The coloring of the Peacockness Peacock is out of this world. And the One Triangle At A Time background in green behind the vellum? Okay, I am in love!

Rowena

Yes, please to pineapples with sunglasses on!
Rowena used the brand new Funky Pineapples set to create this epic summer card.

Do you feel inspired? 🙂 I sure do – must hurry into my craft room and dig out some pineapple sunglasses and peacockness !

Have a happy day!
Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies used in this blogpost: ]

Peacockness

Funky Pineapples

One Triangle at a Time

Loose watercolor background with Rowena

Hi friends!! It’s Rowena here I’m back with a simple card using ‘ You are Awesome‘ and ‘Spread Your Wings‘ stamps.

For my card today, I wanted to create a card using my favorite technique…a loose blended watercolor background!! It’s one of my go-to technique when I want to create that watercolor look.

Let’s get started shall we!!! 😊

I wanted to add interest onto my card panel and the ‘You are Awesome‘ is the perfect stamp for the job! This is such a awesome stamp(pun intended 😉) for making your own unique background or using it as a focal point on your projects.

To create my background, I white heat embossed the scribbly circles focusing mostly on top of my panel.

I did a bit of ink blending using mustard seed distress ink. I then lightly sprayed the panel with clean water and with the help of a waterbrush moved the colors even more to achive that loose watercolor look. I added a bit of wild honey distress ink just to brighten the yellows more. Sprinkled yellows and purple to add more interest to the card.

Next I simply colored the cute little butterflies from ‘Spread your Wings‘ stamp with watercolor. I kept the colors simple and fun. I added a bit of shimmer and foam tape to give the butterflies a bit of dimension. I added the sentiment from the same set to complete the card.

Hope you all like today’s post!!! Till next time and happy crafting everyone😘

Hugs,
Rowena

[ Supplies I used ]

You Are Awesome

Spread Your Wings

Release Inspiration with Rowena

I’m so excited to be introducing some new stamps for an upcoming release for June 3. So get ready for a whole lot of awesomeness coming your way this week from the entire dream team.

For my first card, I used the ‘You Are Awesome’ stamp. This stamp is perfect for creating beautiful and unique backgrounds for any of your projects but for my card I used it to create a whimsical moon to create my night scene 😉

  1. First I white heat embossed the large scribbly (is that even a word? Oh well it is now! Hehe!!) circle stamp from the ‘You Are Awesome’ stamp.
  2. I masked my moon and blended chipped sapphire, blueprint sketched, faded jeans, and mermaid lagoon distress inks. I added a little bit of black soot to tone down the blues.
  3. I then splattered white paint and perfect pearls for added shine (it’s hard to see on the photo, but trust me it’s shiny) 😉
  4. To finished the scene, I colored the cute hanging bear from the ‘You Make Me Fly’ stamp in copics and the tiny star from ‘Star Power‘ stamp.
  5. To finish my card I used the Believe in Yourself sentiment from ‘Tou-can Do It‘ stamp.

That completes the first card!

As soon as I saw the monkeys from the ‘Monkey Madness’ stamp set, I immediately had an idea in my head. So, for my second card I was inspired by the movie King Kong! Hehe!! A cuter and a lot less scary version of the movie! 😁

For this card I created a fun and cute birthday card. Where King Kong is holding on to some heart balloons and is hanging from the side of a building.

1. I created a loose watercolor sky using a wet on wet technique. I used salty ocean distress ink.

2. I extended the ‘Pixelate Me‘ stamp and created a building, a pattern which I found on the internet. Colored my image in copics.

3. I stamp the heart and made it into balloons. Using a copic friendly pen.

4. I colored all my images in copics and to finish the card I stamp the sentiment from the same set.

I hope you had fun today and got excited for the upcoming release!!! There are many more beautiful and fun cards coming your way from the rest of the dream team so stay tuned!!! Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Happy Crafting!!!
Rowena

[ Supplies I used ]

Tou-can do it!

You Make Me Fly

Star Power

You Pixelate Me

Star Power Spotlight – part 1

Hi peeps!
Today I want to introduce the last spotlight for this round. It has been so much fun and I hope you have enjoyed it too 🙂 Thank you for all the orders, comments and support!

This time we are spotlighting “Star Power“.

This is the last of three spotlights! See the others here:

This spotlight is a lighting round and spands over 2 days since we have releaseweek beginning on friday!

The spotlight 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 🙂 ).

Drumroll for the Dream Team ladies, please!

Rowena

That background is so cool! I am so lucky to have Rowena 😉

Dana

Combining the Flamingo Fever set with Star Power is genius! Text is from Shoot for The Moon.

Rosali

Rosali stamped the star on a transparent background and traced it with Nuvo Drops and Liquid Pearls! It’s such a fun effect. Text is from The Necessary One.

Natalie

Natalie chose to use the smaller stars in the stampset to create this magnificent sky above the city skyline – I love it ! Text from Shoot for The Moon.

Tina

Rainbow Stars!? I am in!! Love the pencil coloring effect 🙂

This glowing Star is so cool 🙂 I feel like touching it – is that weird? Text from The Necessary One.

Challenge time!

Create a project using the Star Power 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 24 at midnight !

I cannot wait to see your projects !
Maria 

[ Shop Star Power here ]

Star Power

[ Shop the additional stampsets used in this post ]

Flamingo Fever

Shoot for the Moon

The Necessary One

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

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

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

Release 5 – Inspiration with Rowena

Hello friends! Rowena here today I have a couple of projects showcasing some awesome new goodies. So here we go!

For my first card, I created a birthday card using ‘Adventure Ahead’ stamp set. This set is fun for any occasion. The set came with two cute hot air balloons and tiny clouds.

For my card I used the smaller image, I simply colored the hot air balloon with copics. I then fussy cut the image and adhered it with foam tape.

For the background I used a cloud washi tape to create a sky background. I splattered black ink and a few sequins to add interest.

To finish the card I stamped a happy birthday sentiment from ‘The Necessary One’. This set is packed with all sorts of sentiments. It’s a definite must have 😉 That finishes the first card.

For my second card, I created a congratulatory card for my dear friend who is expecting their second child.

I did a watercolor background to create my scene. I stamp the little family from the ‘Avocado Family’ stamp set. I colored the images with copics and adhered it with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set with versafine onyx black ink. I splattered perfect pearls solution to the background and added a few sequins to finish the card.

All stamps will be available for purchase on April 1. I hope you all got inspired and I cannot wait to see all your beautiful cards.

Hugs,
Rowena

Spring Festival Challenge 2 – Rowena

Hello friends!

Rowena here and today’s challenge is Easter! Create any projects or cards with an Easter theme.

Here’s how I created mine! I wanted to create a card with added details.

For example, for the grass, I white heat embossed ‘One Triangle at a Time‘ and I used a grass die (any grass die you have will do) to make the grass. The triangles just adds a bit of interest to the grass! Then I blended mowed lawn and twisted citron distress inks. Flicked some water for that distress look.

I white heat embossed  ‘You Pixelate Me‘ to create pattern to my tree and sun. Then die cut the sun and the tree. I blended squeezed lemonade  and wild honey for the sun. Twisted citron and forest moss for the tree.

I think using these two stamps just adds a bit of something to your plain paper, when die cutting any image. You can totally add pattern to any die cuts you have.The cute little house is from the ‘You make me Fly‘ stamp set. I colored the image in copics and then fussy cut. The bunny and Easter basket is colored in copics as well.To finish the card I heat embossed silver for the sentiment.

That finishes the card for today!

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Be sure to head to the webshop for details on how to participate in our Spring Festival 2017 Challenge. Be sure to checkout tomorrow’s post for the next challenge theme.

Also be sure to use the hashtag #krumspringfestival17, when posting your entries on Instagram or Facebook.

Read more challenge info below this post and link up your entry via InLinkz ! 🙂

Happy crafting everyone!!

Hugs, Rowena

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

You Pixelate Me

You Make Me Fly

To participate in the challenge

Create a card/project based on the challenge, and share it via the link up below this post.
If you share on Instagram and Facebook do not forget to hashtag it #krumspringfestival17 and that your profile must be public to participate.

Last day to participate is March 18. Winners will be announced March 19.

Prizes

Every time you submit a project for a challenge, you participate in the raffle of the following prizes:

FIRST PRIZE

  • One lucky winner will win a gift certificate to the shop of 400 DKK / 53 € / 57 US$ !
  • And then there will be 3 lucky winners who will win 2 stampsets of their choice!

And the more challenge submissions there is, the more prizes will unlock:

  • 100 challenge submissions unlocks an additional gift certificate of 100 DKK / 13.5 € / 14.3 US$
  • 150 challenge submissions unlocks an additional gift certificate of 150 DKK / 20 € / 21.5 US$

LINK UP YOUR PROJECT FOR CHALLENGE 2 HERE:


Releaseweek Inspiration With Rowena

Hi there! Rowena here and today I have 4 fun projects to share, featuring some brand new stamps for an upcoming release(yes! our fearless leader has outdone herself again) Hehe!!! So let’s get started.

For my first card, I used the ‘You Pixelate Me‘ stamp set. Growing up and even as an adult we all enjoyed a little game of Tetris. So, my card is a play on the game.

I created different pieces based on the game and colored them with copics.

I then fussy cut the image and adhered it with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment to finish the card. I just love this stamp!! The possibilities are endless.

For my second card, I’m featuring ‘You make me Fly‘ stamp set. This stamp can be used in so many ways. Here’s my take….

I created the sky by blending distress inks: mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass. I sprinkled some water and mermaid lagoon to add some interest to the background.

The grass was done by creating a stencil. I blended twisted citron and mowed lawn distress inks. After blending, I sprinkled some water and mowed lawn. I elevated the panel, so I blended the same thing on the card base.

The cute little house, balloons, and geometric tree are all colored with copics and fussy cut. I added foam tape and adhered to the card.

Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set in white on a piece of black cardstock.

For my 3rd card, I’m featuring the adorable caveman from ‘For my Caveman‘ stamp set.

As soon as I saw this stamp I immediately knew I had to create some painted rocks.

I first stamped the caveman, then stamped the sentiment just below the image(or anywhere you like), then I drew random rocks with an archival pen. Your rocks can be any shapes or sizes you like. That’s the fun part!

I watercolored the rocks with combinations of browns, grays, yellows, and reds watercolor. Sandy Allnock has a fantastic tutorial on her youtube channel you should check out (Link here).

To finish the card, I simply colored the rest of the images using watercolor as well. That finishes the card.

For my last and final card, I used the ‘For My Sunflower‘ stamp set. This stamp is so versatile, you can either stamp it on it’s own or as a cluster, like I did for this card.

I first stamped the image focusing mostly on the corner of the card and only stamping the top portion of the sunflower. I masked the first flower and randomly stamped the others.

I watercolored the sunflowers in yellows and oranges (even a bit of brown). The center was colored in brown. I added some grays around the sunflowers to make the image pop. I flicked some gray and white paint as well, to add a bit of interest. I then stamped a thank you sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post and got inspired. All featured stamps will be ready for purchase February 4. Yay!!

Till next time!! Thank you 🙂

Crafty Hugs,
Rowena

[Supplied I used ]

For My Caveman

You Make Me Fly

For My Sunflower

You Pixelate Me

Geometry