Release Inspiration with Sharna

Hello – Sharna here today with some inspiration for you with the new release 🙂

 

These cards were super simple to make but I think have a big impact. For both the cards I used the You are awesome stamp set for the background and sentiment. The watercolors were done with a light wash of distress ink watercoloring and some splatter after it dried.

When I first saw the You are awesome stamp set I knew I had to make some cards for my crafty friends. The swirly wreath stamp reminded me of the messy nest trend so I knew I wanted it to set off my sentiments. I did a light watercolor wash in some of my friends favorite colors using my Distress ink and finished off my panels by heat embossing the wreath in gold and platinum embossing powders. Finally I white heat embossed my sentiment on black so they would pop off the page.

This stamp set makes me think of my mom. She plays lead Jazz trumpet. I put together this card using permanent ink & watercoloring. It was simple but fun.

Have a great day!

Sharna

Star Power Spotlight – part 2

Are you ready for the last spotlight post for this month!?

We are currently putting a spotlight on “Star Power“.

I wanted to end this spotlight with a little story:

  • Star Power is one of the first stampsets I ever did. I created it based on a doodling video I did in February 2016 which I got a massive response for (to me it was massive at least 🙂 ). The videos couldn’t be longer at than 15 seconds at that time. You can watch it here.
    When I received my first delivery of stamps, I was just doing it because it was a big dream for me, and I just wanted to try it out. I was very nervous that it would crash and burn. I kept telling myself “This is just a hobby – I am doing it because I love stamps and have been mumbling about this for so many years”.
    When I launched the stamps on August 20, 2016 I was SO nervous. I told my boyfriend “I don’t think I can do this – can you please press ´send´for me?”. I hadn’t slept all night and actually postponed it for an additional hour, because I was so nervous.
    Well it turned out, I didn’t have any reason to be nervous. The Star Power stampset sold out within 5 hours of launching the stamps. I was completely stunned.
    This stampset is still my all time bestseller, and I am eternally grateful that took the leap!
  • This is also a big THANK you to all of you. It was YOU who purchased the stamps and therefore YOU making my dream possible. Thank you from my heart.

Well enough with the sob stories (yes I feel a little emotional) – onto the awesome cards!

20 % discount is available until May 25 at midnight CET.

And now ! Onto the cards 🙂

Janni

Jannis colour choice never disappoints. This is just the most darling shaker card.

See that used Star stamp! Janni has made SO many amazing cards with the Star Power set. I really like how she combined the text from Tou Can Do It!

Again with the colours right!? The Congratulation text is from The Necessary One.

Sharna

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this. Sharna and watercolors is always a perfect combination.

Erica

As a big yellow fan – this card is perfection for me 🙂 The congratulation text is from The Necessary One.

Yes, Erica went all in again! She created three awesome cards. This card would also be perfect for New Years 🙂

I am ALWAYS in for a rainbow! Love the way Erica made the colours pop.

Maria

This was not an obvious color choice for me but I love how it turned out. I started out with being completely paralyzed by all the things I wanted to do – luckily it ended well 🙂

Do not forget the challenge / click here to go to challenge 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 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 !

Thank you so much for reading!
Maria 

[ Shop Star Power here ]

Star Power

[ Shop the additional stampsets used in this post ]

The Necessary One

Tou-can do it!

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 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

 

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

Release 5 – Inspiration with Sharna

Hello! Sharna here with a card for the new release!

I just had to use this balloon as soon as I saw it. Its a dream of mine to fly in one someday! We have a new balloon festival by me so I’m hoping this year is the year!

I used lots of distress inks on today’s card. The balloon itself I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade & Wild Honey and watercolored with them. The background I blended with peacock feathers using a blending foam. A bold black sentiment & a pop of clouds finish off my design!

Sharna

Spring Festival Challenge 8 – Sharna

Hello! Sharna here with you today! I had so much fun creating my card for today’s challenge.

Today’s challenge is a technique challenge! Use watercolors on your card.

I mixed both warm and cool colors for an extra pop.

First I got out my “For my Sunflower” stamp set. Yellow is my favorite color so that was the first pick and I wanted the centers only slightly darker. I used my Kuretake Gansi Tambi watercolors for those as I love the bright creamy colors. For the background I mixed some of my distress inks in peacock feathers & Twisted Citron.

I added the bold Hello sentiment to pop against all the bright colors.

I really hope you play along with me today!

Sharna

[ Supplies I used ]

For My Sunflower

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 8 HERE:


Big Deal alert! New Dream Team member joining :)

Hi peeps!
Maria here today with an introduction of a brand new Dream Team member! eeeikk ! I have been so excited to share this news with you all.

Please welcome Sharna to the team!

Here is a little bonus info about this sweet crafter:

“I’ve been a crafter since I could hold a crayon. I even got my  degree in photography. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that I really got into cardmaking.

I reside in a suburb of Chicago with my husband, 2 year old son and one aloof cat. We are currently house hunting and I can’t wait to have my own crafting space again!”

I love Sharna‘s sense of colour, beautiful photography and how she just always rock’s those watercolour backgrounds!

She has made two beautiful cards to show you all a little about how she does her magic:

“I used my Gansi Tambi watercolors and liquid platinum embossing powder for the diamonds as well as white super fine embossing powder for the sentiment. “

That was a little taste of what Sharna has in store for us! I am over the moon excited!

Stay tuned, Sharna’s next post is a part of Spring Festival (more about this on Facebook and Instagram!).

Visit Sharna on Instagram @cardsbysharna and follow her amazing style and cards!

Please leave Sharna a little love in the comments 😉

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies used ]

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Star Power