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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[ Supplies used ]

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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[ Supplies used ]

Awesome Triangle Wizard

Funky Pineapples

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

[ Supplies I used ]

Tou-can do it!

Star Power

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 2

Hello again Krumspring fans, it’s Natalie here again from One Scrappy Doctor, and today I’m sharing two more projects with the new release stamps.

First up I wanted to show you this colourful card I made with the Adventures Ahead Set. I started off by creating the blue background panel by sprinkling some Brusho onto wet watercolour paper and watching the colours magically spread and blend. When this was dry I trimmed down a strip to adhere to the left of my card, and used some of the leftover to stamp the clouds onto with white embossing powder before cutting them out and using them as embellishments.

For the hot air balloon itself, I stamped and embossed it onto watercolour paper and then used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to colour it. I adhered this to my card as the focal piece using foam tape to give it extra dimension.

The second project I made is something perhaps a little bit different for this blog and that’s because I made a series of cards to be used in a pocket-page album.
When I saw the Avacado Family Set I just knew it was perfect timing for me since I am currently pregnant with my fourth child and I’ve been meaning to start a new album for this baby! This gave me the perfect excuse to make a cover page for the Project Life album that I plan to continue adding to as the pregnancy progresses, and of course after the baby is born.

I wanted my page to be brightly coloured and so I’ve stamped the Avocado people onto different patterned papers before trimming them out. For the main card in the top right I wanted to represent our family as it currently is, so I masked off the avocado seed from one of the larger stamps so that it became the father figure, while leaving the seed in with the other one so that it would represent me with my pregnant belly! Then I stamped three other little avocados for each of my other children.

I also made a couple of other cards for my page using similar techniques of stamping onto patterned paper and cutting them out. I used some of the sentiments to add captions to the cards, stamping them in black ink. Over all, I think this page makes me very happy with it’s cheery colours and fun images!

Next week I’ll be back one last time to share what I’ve done with some of your favourite classic Krumspring stamps!

Natalie

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[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

Avocado Family

Release 5 stampbundle

Guest Designer Natalie – Part 1

Happy friyay all!
Wow, am I excited to share the first post from April’s Guest Designer Natalie Elphinstone! Natalie has the happiest crafting style. Every time I see one of her fabulous projects, I feel just a little happier 🙂

Take it away Natalie!


Hello, it’s Natalie here from One Scrappy Doctor and I’m so happy to be joining you as a Guest Designer this month.

A little bit about me to begin with…. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my ever-supportive husband (he refers to himself as The Trophy Husband!), and my three Elphie Kids – Bethany is 10, Moriah is 7 and Judah is 2. They often join in with my creative adventures and you’ll see them make regular appearances in my videos on YouTube. We’re expecting our third girl in June this year and we’re all very excited! I’m currently working full time as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in my beachside hospital, so all this keeps me quite busy. I love my craft time though, and I find it quite relaxing. I currently design for Sizzix, Jot Magazine and Neat & Tangled, and regularly contribute to Studio Calico and Big Picture Classes. I’m most active on my Instagram account, and you can find me there with the username ‘natalieelph’.

Now lets get on with sharing some of my recent craftiness!

When I saw this month’s newest releases I was quite excited by the Spread Your Wings set. I think everyone needs a good butterfly stamp in their stash and this set gives you two of them!


I’m a huge fan of bright colours and I often can’t resist adding the whole rainbow to any of my projects, so that’s what I did here. I sponged ink of various colours along a strip of vellum before stamping the larger butterfly onto it 3 times, embossing it with white embossing powder. I then cut them out and used my sewing machine to attach them to the card so I could gently fold their wings up for extra dimension.

The rainbow butterflies on the simple white cardstock were so striking that I didn’t want too much more to distract from them. I added a simple sentiment from The Necessary One stamp set, embossing it in black directly onto the background. And I finished it off by sewing on a thin strip of the same rainbow vellum I had created for the butterflies.


The second card I want to share with you today features the new Dahlia stamp set. The idea behind this design was to create a monochrome background, and then have one brightly coloured focal image to capture your attention.

For my background I stamped and embossed onto watercolour paper a random pattern of the large flower, using a mask where the images would otherwise overlap. I coloured these in with various shades of grey Zig markers so that they almost look black and white.


I also stamped and embossed the flower on a separate scrap of paper and used this as my opportunity to add lots of bright fun colours in tones of pink and yellow. When this dried I cut it out and adhered it with foam tape on top of one of my other flowers so that it almost jumps out at you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today, and maybe inspired you to try out some different techniques. I’m going to be back again next week to share what I’ve been creating with the Adventures Ahead Set and the Avocado Family Set. I’ll see you then!

Natalie

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[ Supplies I used ]

Spread Your Wings

The Necessary One

Dahlia

Release 5 stampbundle

Introducing Guest Designer Keeway + Challenge 7

Hello there!

Today we have one of the most artistic and sweet cardmakers as Guest Designer! I am so so SO happy to introduce Keeway – Kiwikoncepts – as the first of 2 guest designers for March! I am having such a fangirl moment, having Keeway here today 🙂

I love Keeway’s happy cards and amazing sense of colour – her cards are always inspirational!

A little information about keeway

I’m Keeway from kiwi koncepts, living in sunny California. I love all thing fine arts, from classical music to pop culture art, and grew up immersed in it. I didn’t discover cardmaking until 2015 when my best friend painted me a handmade birthday card, and I wanted to send a handmade card back. Since then, I have become completely captivated by the craft and the community, and started cardmaking and blogging every day since. You can find me at my blog Kiwi Koncepts.

Keeway’s challenge and inspiration card

Hi crafty friends! It is Keeway here and I have spring inspired color scheme challenge for you today.

The color consist of these 4 colors:

Make a card using these colours. You can supply with black, white and grey.

And here’s what I came up with!

For my card I used the ‘For My Sunflower’ stamp to color this beautiful, bright sunflower. I created a ombre background with the 2 blues from the color scheme using a polygon stencil. I die cut the word thanks 3 times on black cardstock and adhered them together for thickness.

I then die cut a banner out of yellow cardstock and stamped ‘You Inspire Me’ on the bottom of it. I adhered the ‘thanks’ partially onto the banner and then used foam tape to attach it to the card.
Hope you join in on today’s color challenge!
Cheers, Keeway

Visit Keeway here:

Instagram: @Kiwi.koncepts
Website: www.kiwikoncepts.com

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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 7 HERE: