Beautiful Butterflies with Tina

Hi guys!
I am back on the Krumspring blog with some new inspiration for you – this time I dedicated my craftyness to the beauuuutiful stamp set called „Spread your wings“. I made two cards; one is on the clean and simple side and the other one is acutally made from leftovers of previous projects. I am sure you all know this: you start with a cards, you have some certain ideas in your head and in the end it looks completely different, LOL. So never, never throw away anything you might have created while your card making process, one day you will have the perfect occasion using it!

So let’s get started with my first card ☺

I heat embossed the butterflies onto vellum (120g/m2, quite heavy) with white embossing powder and fussy cut them out. Using a heavy vellum makes them nice and sturdy. So I diecut a stitched panel of craft cardstock and adhered both butterflies with gluedots underneath the body (this way, the gluedots won’t show off). Then I simply added a diecut „hello“ (I cut it out three times for a nice dimension) plus the word „beautiful“ (from the same set), also white heat embossed onto black cardstock and glued them onto the panel as well. Some white Nuvo drops finished off my very clean an simple card. It took me about 15 minutes to create it. I think although it’s CAS, it is still sweet and feminine. So if you are in a hurry lately, this might be a card you wanna try out! 😉

So we jump right to my second card which is made out of leftovers:


I made this pretty watercolor background for a previous card project and in the end I didn’t use it. I have a drawer full of things I began but never finished. So I grabbed for that panel because I thought the colors would be a nice background for my pretty vellum butterflies. To add more interest, I decided to diecut a frame out of glittery cardstock. I heat embossed the big „Happy“ in white and the small „birthday“ in gold. They are both included in the set „The Necessary One“. I added some sparkling sequins to imitate the trail of the smaller butterfly. As I already hat the watercolor panel, this card was also finished in about 20 minutes. It is always a highlight for me finishing a card in such a short time – I need more or less 3 hours for one card in the average ☺ ☺.
I hope you got inspired and give your leftovers a good home on a card very soon!
Have an amazing day! Hugs – Tina

[ Supplies I used ]

Spread Your Wings

The Necessary One

Take Me Away with Erica

Hello, hello! Erica on the Krumspring blog today.

I’ve only got one card today but it’s bright and cheerful, which has recently been my card MO. This one is also a bit soppy as I made it for my husband. He’s currently away scoping out the new place we are moving to in a few months and I’m missing him a little bit. I’m also feeling quite excited to go there myself and see it all.

Right, back to the card. That’s what you are all here for, isn’t it? Not listen to me jibber-jabber on about the non-crafty side of my life, lol!

I started with the You Make Me Fly stamp set and grabbed my Zig markers. Before I stamped the balloon cluster and the teddy bear with VersaMark ink I used my anti-static tool on the watercolour card stock and then sprinkled white embossing powder on it. I set it with my heat tool and got to work! As I wanted something really bright and happy, I decided to do a rainbow coloured cluster of balloons. The bottom balloon got coloured yellow and then I worked my way through the colours until I was out of balloons. The little teddy bear I also coloured in with the Zig markers. Once both pieces were dry, I fussy cut them out and set them aside.

For my background I also used the Zig markers but only two light blue ones. I swish-swashed these loosely all over the panel. I sped up the drying process with the heat tool and then loosened up the colour a little bit in places where I thought it needed it and then set it with the heat tool again. The anti-static tool came out again as I decided to add some clouds to the background. The cloud stamp I used came from the Adventures Ahead set and I stamped it randomly all over the panel before adding the white embossing powder again.

The sentiments I decided to use both come from the You Make Me Fly set. I stamped the two I picked out in different shades of blue ink on white card stock and then cut them out. I started assembling the card and placed all the bits where I thought they should be before adhering them to the card using foam tape. This is always my process when making a card as I don’t want to stick anything down before I’m sure that’s where it should go. The same with sequins. And speaking of sequins.. I may have added a few of those too, even though this card is for The Man and he’s not a bling-lover but oh well. He knows I am and will probably love the card more for what I write inside of it rather than what’s on the outside.

Ok, well, that’s it from me for this time. I hope you like the card and will feel inspired to make one yourself, no matter the occasion. The two stamp sets I’ve used for this card have got to be two of my top five faves from Krumspring stamps. They are so cute and fun to colour, I can recommend adding these to your stash for sure!

Have a great week and see you all soon again!

Happy crafting from Erica

[ Supplies I used ]

You Make Me Fly

Adventures Ahead

Colourful triangle backgrounds with Rosali

Hi, Rosali here!

Today I want to show you two ways to make a coloured background the star of your design! I’m sure you all know how Maria’s stamp line started with her drawings of triangles and they are still some of my favorite images from her stamp designs! I was very excited when I held the “Awesome Triangle Wizard” background from the latest release in my hands for the first time and because I like it so much I chose it as my focus for this blog post!

For card no. 1 I use the ink smooshing technique. Which means, I smooshed some Distress Ink minis on a piece of laminated cardstock (you could also use a craft mat or an acrylic block), spritzed it with water and then tapped the heat embossed background panel into it several times holding it at different angles.

I dried the paper in between and tapped some more. After that I coloured some of the triangles with the leftover ink and a small brush. This method was inspired by a video by Kristina Werner, one of my favorite crafty Youtubers ever!

To keep the whole background visible I stamped my sentiment “You Are Awesome” from the same-named stamp set on vellum. A few sequins on top-finished!

On card no. 2 I tried out colouring with coloured pencils on black cardstock, something I wanted to do since I got my pencils! I saved up for a set of Luminance pencils earlier this year and they are supposed to look great on dark cardstock! 🙂

To get an idea of where to colour I stamped the center part of “Awesome Triangle Wizard” using a white pigment ink. In hintsight I would have used a second generation impression or a darker ink as some of the white ink showed through where I didn’t wanted it in the end. To fix it I went over these areas with a black marker, problem solved!

I chose the beautiful big “Happy” from “The Necessary One” and the small “Birthday” from “Monkey Madness” for my sentiment. I kept it in simple black and white to avoid drawing attention from my pencil colouring.

The triangle background took me about two hours to colour but all the different colours created a pretty unique look, don’t you think?

I hope you have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

 

[ Supplies I used ]

Awesome Triangle Wizard

You Are Awesome

Monkey Madness

 

 

The Necessary One

Birthday cards with Dana

Hello, Krumspring friends!

It’s Dana here coming back with two birthday cards to share with you. Let’s get started!

For my first card, I started by white heat embossing the triangle background from Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp. I ink blended it with dye inks using mini blending tool. I then die cut it with letter dies. At this time, I saved negative pieces for next card 🙂

I heat embossed again with butterfly image from Spread Your Wings stamp set using gold tinsel embossing powder on vellum paper. I fussy cut it with scissors.

Next, I trimmed black card stock as shown in the picture. I then adhered glittery papers matching with front panel’s colors.

To finish, I mounted triangle panel on the white card base using glue tape and foam mounted black panels, too. Lastly, I embellished gem stickers around butterfly.

 

For second card, I combined Tou-can do it! stamp set and Funky Pineapples stamp set.

To start, I stamped toucan images with distress ink, Antique Linen two times onto different papers. I colored them with alcohol markers using no line technique. I then fussy cut the one of their wings and adhered it to the other toucan. Do you remember my very first DT card I made for Krumspring stamps? I think I love flying toucan! Haha.

I then die cut hearts in two sizes from white card stock and yellow-green vellum paper. I stamped pineapples using masking technique with Versafine Onyx black (line image) and dye inks (solid image). To vellum heart, I applied Wink of Stella brush. And I glued them each other like gift packet for toucan’s friend.

Next, I adhered silver glittery washi tapes each side of A2 sized white card base. I mounted watercolor look paper on it and arranged all pieces where I wanted them using foam adhesive and glue. To finish, I embellished clear sequins here and there.

Hope you enjoyed these cards! Have a happy weekend!

Love,
Dana

[ Supplies I used today]

Awesome Triangle Wizard

Spread Your Wings

Tou-can Do It!

 

 

 

 

 

Funky Pineapples

 

Pastel Queen – all about favorites / with Janni

Ohhhh Maria really did hit me right in the heart when she called me Pastel Queen, when she posted cards from my last post on Instagram ……Man am I proud <3 Thank you so much <3

Today I am going to show you some of my favorites…..my favorite copic color combo Peachy-Pink, R00-R01-R11-R12-R20-R22-R32-R42, and my all-time favorite Krumspringstamp `You Rock’.

For my first card I stamped ‘You Rock’, and the cute monkey from ‘Monkey Madness’ on Neenah crest cardstock, and colored up with my copics. I just love to color this heart, and it looks awesome in this color combo R00-R11-R12-R42. For the monkey I used W00-W1-W3, and E000-E01 for the tummy and face. After cutting them out, I added foam to the back.

For the background I used a creme colored structured cardstock, and used a die to make a frame, and added it to a back panel of light pink dotted cardstock. I placed my heart in the middle, and the monkey by the side, waiving out to say I gorilla like you. That sentiment is also from ‘Monkey Madness’ and I stamped that on a little banner of Neenah cardstock, and placed it above the heart. For the last finish I used ice cube jewels for a bit of sparkle. This card is so much me – pastel cutness.

My second card is also in the same color combo using R00-R11-R22-R32-R42 – this time I used the ‘Flamingo Fever’ flamingoes, they are just so beautiful. I used my scissors to cut them out and a scalpel for the details on the legs. I wanted to have the flamingoes in focus, so I stamped the sentiment from ‘You are awesome’ up in the left corner, added the flamingoes on foam, and then on the scalloped cardstock.

For the last touch I used some crystal sequins. Voila

I hope you liked my pastel post.

Hugs Janni

[ Supplies I used ]

You Rock!

Flamingo Fever

Monkey Madness

You Are Awesome

Using Patterned Paper in your Cardmaking with Natalie

I started my papercrafting journey with scrapbooking. All those pretty papers and dimensional embellishments sucked me right in!

In more recent years I’ve also developed a real love-affair with stamps and cardmaking, but ironically it’s only just dawning on me now that I can actually combine the two ideas together! I can make cards using stamps as well as my scrapbooking supplies!

Once again I couldn’t help but start creating my new set of cards with those Funky Pineapples, and after colouring them in brightly I wanted some equally fun embellishments to compliment them.

I selected some patterned papers in pineapply colours (yellow, orange and green) – using one for a background layer, and a few other thin strips to add some interest. I topped it off with a shining gold flair button which was the perfect finishing touch.

My second card features the cute little gorillas from the Monkey Madness set. I was inspired by a card by fellow Dream-Teamer Rowena who had her gorillas holding balloons. I thought that was such a cute idea and I wanted to do something similar. Instead of stamping balloons I simply set my waving gorillas against a background patterned paper that includes a cluster of balloons in just the right spot!! YAY!

I also used some other embellishments from the same scrapbook collection to finish off my card, and it makes it so much more textural and dimensional than usual. I love it!

My last card was a stroke of inspiration when I caught sight of some fabric feathers in my stash, and I immediately imagined turning the circle wreath from the You Are Awesome set into a dream-catcher!

I started my card by stamping the circles at the top in two layers. The first is in white embossing, and was a little too subtle, so I did another layer with my favourite gold glitter embossing powder. I added the same gold to the ends of my feathers to make sure they would coordinate before hanging them off the dream-catcher with some pink embroidery floss.

I’m quietly very happy with how these cards turned out, and how they’ve combined my two favourite papercrafting disciplines. I definitely need to do more creating like this!

Natalie

[ Supplies I used ]

Funky Pineapples

Monkey Madness

You Are Awesome

Release Inspiration with Janni

YAY for release 6, it is so awesome – it really makes me smile and think of summer, good vibes and lots of fun!

I actually made 9 cards while I waited for release week – that’s crazy, and it shows how much I love the new stamps. I picked out 3 cards for this post, and the rest you well get to see on Instagram in a few days.

How cute are these gorillas, I love them! I just had to make a card where the gorillas were in focus. I started by stamping the sentiment in the center of my favorite coloring cardstock, and then I stamped the little cuties all around it. When I was satisfied with the number of gorillas I ran it through my cutting machine using one of my favorite background dies. I used my copic markers to color them up, and decided to give them cute little tummies. Then I added some grass under their feet to add some color to the scene, and the little heart got some green to. To frame it all up I added a light brown cardstock, on top of a darker brown scallop background.

No post from me without a pastel colored card right. What do you think about these pineapples, aren’t they awesome (even in pastels). I stamped the pineapples and used my scissor to cut them out, and then added my absolute favorite pastels colors. These funky pineapples are so cool to color. I found the pastel palm leaf cardstock in my stash, and it just fits perfect for this scene. I used a white and pale green cardstock to make the background. The sentiment is stamped directly on the card, before I added the white circle to center the awesome pineapples.

This is truly funky – I used a lot of colors on this card, and that’s really new to me. This stamp has so many possibilities, and I know I am going to use this as a background for many of my card. I stamped the image to my favorite coloring cardstock, and added 7 different greens and two yellows in a funky pattern, and added some shades on some of them. Then I used my cutting machine to make it the right size for my card. I then used my cloud edges dies and cut the cardstock into 4, to make it even more funky and alive. Before adding them to the white cardstock I stamped the sentiment ‘For my ultra funky friend’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ in the center of the paper. I used a black background to frame it up, and added the sparkling silver scallop background.

Those pineapples are so awesome, so had to use one for this card to, and I colored it up in the same greens and yellows as the card, and added a little pink splatter (makes it pretty authentic right?) I finished the card up, using silver sequins, black and silver stones.
I hope you will love the new release as much as I do.
Hugs
Janni

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

Release Inspiration with Tina

Hello fellow crafters!

I am back on Maria’s blog with fun stuff from her brand-new release!! There are so many great sets!!!

I started with the fancy set called „Funky pineapples“. Gosh, how many ideas are floating my mind when I look at these stamps!! Foiling, embossing, watercoloring…. It feels like an invitation for playing, lol ! So here weg go!
Both cards are actually pretty simple. For the first one I stamped my card panel randomly with the different pineapples with versamark ink, sprinkled some white embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat gun. As you may know, once melted, embossing powder is color resistant against many media , like watercolors or colored pencils. So I grabbed my regular watercolors (which I have since my primary school days by the way, lol) and put some colors on in all shades of green and yelllow. A pretty amazing word die (I diecut it 4 times and stacked it on each other) on a torn strip of vellum and some sparkling sequins finished off my design.


For my second card I wanted to create something with rainbow colors, so I came up with this design by masking off every pineapple a tiny bit that I could color them in rainbow order. For the frame around my design I used some green metallic foiling to create more interest to the card.


This is another great and versatile set called „You are Awesome“ – and that’s what it is – awesome! There is a simple wreath and tiny little leaves and dots and things to create a nice greenery on it. Or you can leave it blank as I did on one card and just color in every tiny bit on that wreath. Put an eyecatching word or sentiment over it and you are good to go! And still sooo many possibilities to discover!


Look at these monkeys!! Aren’t they the cutest?? „Monkey Madness“ is just adorable. For my card I turned these monkeys into a family. Mom, dad and the little boy are peeking through the windows of the wildlife station out in the bushes ☺ everything is colored with my copics, even the diecut leaves. The background is sponged with different pigment inks.
I really had a lot of fun creating and playing with all those new sets – I bet you will like them too!

Have an amazing day!

Hugs – Tina

Release Inspiration with Dana

Happy Monday, Krumspring friends! Welcome to Krumspring June Release Week Day 3!
It’s Dana here with 3 cards featuring awesome new release stamp sets. I’m sure you’ll be in love with new stamp sets as always! Let’s get started!

For my first card, I used Awesome Triangle Wizard Stamp set and Monkey Madness stamp set. I couldn’t resist using all cute monkeys from Monkey Madness stamp set and tried showing all of them at once to you.

I started by stamping monkey images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them using Copic markers. I added a big smiling mouth and cute tongue to some of them. For hugging heart monkey, I gave sparkles for her heart using Wink of Stella Brush.

For rainbow background, I tried new technique using alcohol markers and Ethanol inspired from Jennifer McGuire. She used rubbing alcohol wipes and Yupo paper in her video but I used Ethanol liquid in bottle and thick vellum paper instead.

First, I applied alcohol markers using their broad nips on vellum paper. I put Ethanol in small spray bottle and sprayed it to the rainbow colored vellum paper. Finally, I got a beautiful result looking like water drops. I then white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp on vellum paper and mounted it on the A2 sized white card base using glue tape.

Now, it’s time to arrange all pieces to finish. I stamped sentiment and heart image from Monkey Madness stamp set on die cut front panel. Then, I mounted all elements as shown in the picture using foam adhesives.

 

For my funky second card, I used Funky Pineapples stamp set. Aren’t they looking so excited? They are already ready for enjoying summer!

To start, I stamped pineapples with Versafine Onyx Black and dye ink on Bristol paper and colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I drew sunglasses and added googly eyes for these summer guys. lol. For sentiment, I heat embossed it using gold tinsel embossing powder on a black card stock and trimmed it using scissors.

After die cutting the silver front panel 5 times and glued them each other for dimension, I adhered turquoise and hot pink card stocks from AC on A2 sized white card base. To finish, I mounted pineapples and sentiment where I wanted them using foam adhesive.

 

Last but not least, I featured You Are Awesome stamp set for my 3rd card. The scribbled circles are so very versatile and I used it as 2 different ways in this card.

After I saw this doodled circles, I said ‘Oh, hi big flowers!’ Haha. So, I white heat embossed them on watercolor paper here and there and drew free hand flowers using Alpha Tint Watercolor paints inside and between the circles. I painted them thinking about one of my fab flower, Ranunculus but I’m not sure the result. Just free hand flowers! Hehe.

I then heat embossed circles again, but used gold tinsel embossing power at this time on the vellum paper. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it using black sparkle embossing power. Then, I die cut vellum paper with circle die. Small hearts are originally from a medium sized heart shape glitter sticker, my teammate Rosali sent me last year :), I die cut it with small heart die and embellished them around circles.

To finish, I mounted warm grey card stock on A2 sized white card base and adhered watercolor panel on it.

Hope you enjoyed these cards and got some inspirations! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love,
Dana