Superhero Madness with Maria

Hello there

I have been on a fun crafting spree this week and wanted to share it with you all 🙂

The “You Pixelate Me” really has a lot of opportunities hidden inside. Plus it is super easy to line up – with or without a MISTI, so you can keep expanding your images in size. For these cards I have stamped the image several times for each – I used the MISTI since I am a monkey in doing things straight 🙂

I began by finding an image with a lot of superheroes. I used this one for several images:

Found on Pinterest – source missing.

I created 8 cards with Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Thor, Loke, Spiderman, Captain America and Ironman.

Oh my – I had SO much fun with these. When I first got going, I just could not stop again. And I am still contemplating some more designs. I mean – Wonder Woman just came out, right!?

For me these are the perfect boys/men cards. I have my own superhero who I could gift all of these to 🙂 Ha ha…

Here is a closeup of all the cards:

Spiderman

I think the Spiderman card i my favourite. I was just in New York last month with my boyfriend, and every single time we turned a corner, he had a Spiderman scene for me.

Captain America

The caption says “Congratulations on your day” in Danish. I did Distress Ink stripes for the background and went crazy with my Nuvo drops.

Batman

I have been wanting to do a Batman card since Keeway guest designed in March.
I used the text from “For My Caveman” and wrote bat instead of cave.

Loke

These are just my colours – and that might have been my only reason for doing this figure in the first place since I had to check with Jacob who he was 🙂
I used text from “For My Sunflower” to create the sentiment. I just handwrote Villain.

Superman

I couldn’t leave out Superman, right? Love that silkyhair 🙂 Text is also from “For My Caveman“.

Iron Man

I can’t look at this card without beginning to sing “I am IRONMAN” in my head. Awesome song. The sentiment is Happy Birthday in Danish.

The Hulk

This card ended up a little funky green, sparkle, disco-ish. But I still like it. The text is from Monkey Madness.

Thor

Nordic Mythology (wohooo Scandinavia) and Thor. I so wanted to do a lightning behind him, but I could not make it work. So instead he got some clouds lol.

Well, that was a whole bunch of cards ! And I could keep them coming – I had som much fun 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this little superhero(and villain) installment.

Hugs
Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

You Pixelate Me

For My Caveman

For My Sunflower

Favoritsæt

Monkey Madness

Confirmation Cards with Maria

Hello there!
In Denmark May is the big months for Confirmations. That means happy teens, garden parties, church and togetherness 🙂 (Is that a word?). It’s a big deal!

My own cousin had his Confirmation May 12 – I cannot believe he is already so big. He was my favourite little buddy when he was a kid. Of course I had to create some cards for him! Both from our family and his parents requested a card for him and his friend.

Let’s get to it 🙂

For my first card I went with a Galaxy/adventure theme. I have been on a big Galaxy spree since Rosali visited and we experimented with creating different Galaxy backgrounds with different mediums. SUPER fun!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram by @Irishandcraft to combine the You Make Me Fly balloon with this cute little astronaut. And it was the perfect match for my Galaxy craze 🙂 For the text I heat embossed text from Favoritsæt (danish text stamp) in white.

This is the card I made for my cousin from his parents. It is a big card – European A5. I never make cards this big, but it was a super fun challenge and I love how it turned out.

I did the sunburst background in green Distress Inks inspired by Laura Bassen and Rosali. I used four different colours, and alternated so it fitted with the 12 rooms I randomly sketched with a ruler.

For the green “sun” I used one of my favourite and most used stamps – Colourful Triangle Vibe. The text is from Konfirmand, which is the Danish Confirmation stampset I created for this season. It is sold out for now though 🙂

My last card is a combination of the first two. The balloons from You Make Me Fly and Konfirmand stampsets are the main focal point. The church is included in stampset. This card is also a big one in European A5 size.

I love making those Distress Ink clouds, but it takes me a few tries every time. So I have some extras that need some cover-up action 🙂 I rarely throw things out, because I am a big believer in the power of recycling.

I hope you are enjoying your monday and May 🙂
I will be leaving for New York thursday morning and I am SO excited!

Tomorrow another fun Spotlight will go live ! This one is super fun and contains one of our most popular stampsets.

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

You Make Me Fly

Favoritsæt

Colourful Triangle Vibe

Konfirmand

 

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

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

Favoritsæt

The Necessary One

Yo’da best!

Hi peeps!

Maria Krumspring here today, sharing some of my cards made with the new release. Spoiler alert: this will not be my first post, since I made quite a few cards lol 🙂

Thank you to all who placed an order this weekend – Yo’da best !

Aaaaand now for the Yoda card:

Dude, you are so old! Yes, that is how I greet people on their birthdays – I am such a nice person lol.

  • First stamp the “You Pixelate Me” image with a light colour, using the MISTI. Let the stamp sit on the block.
  • Colour the image in – I did a sketch before actually drawing it.
  • Get your MISTI back out, stamp the image with embossing ink and emboss with white powder.

Lastly I added the text from “You Pixelate Me” – Dude, you are so old + text from the Danish stampset “Favoritsæt“. It says “Congratulations on your day”. It’s a Danish expression.

For this card I coloured the “You Pixelate Me” stamp with Zig Markers. These are watercolours, therefore I could do it directly on the embossed image.

I love the versatility of this stampset and have been so excited to get it home. I really feel like you could do anything with this: Tetris, Crosswords, fun patterns and a million different pixelart images. I cannot wait to see you all making fun artwork with this stamp.

That is all from me today!
I hope you all have an amazing week.

Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies I used ]

You Pixelate Me

Favoritsæt