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

Guest Designer Michelle Short – part 2

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be back sharing a card I have made with the Funky Pineapples set. What a fun set! It is so versatile and I love the designs on the pineapples. 

 I started off by stamping one of the pineapples on to a piece of white cardstock, using black ink. I coloured the pineapple using Copic Markers and then fussy it out using scissors. I took a piece of Bristol paper and blended over some Distress ink, spritzed with water and then once dry, I die cut it using a stitched square die. This was added on to a yellow 4.25” square card base with tape runner. 

I took the ‘hello there’ sentiment from the Monkey Madness set and stamped it on to some black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. I cut the strip in to two with a craft knife. This was added to the card with foam tape. I then added the funky pineapple with a mini action wobble and added google eyes to him. It is difficult to see in the photos, but the action wobble gives the pineapple lots of dimension and it is so fun when it wobbles!

 

A big thank you goes to Maria and the Krumspring team for having me guest with them this month. I have really enjoyed it!

Best wishes,

Michelle

Thank you so much Michelle for Guest Designing this month – I have really enjoyed your happy, colourful cards 🙂 🙂 🙂
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[ Supplies I used ]

Funky Pineapples

Monkey Madness

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

Guest Designer Vera Rhuhay – Part 2

This stamp set “Monkey Madness” is so cute! and  the sentiment I goreally like you! is made me smile, I love it! Here, I created some tags using this Monkey Madness and Awesome Triangle Wizard. Hope you like it 🙂
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper, colored with Copics Marker and cut it out. Then I white heat embossed Awesome Triangle Wizard on white card stock, cut with scissor to make tags and then blended with dye ink pads.
See you next week, Vera!
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[ Supplies used ]

Monkey Madness

Awesome Triangle Wizard

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

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

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 6 is now for sale + Free shipping Worldwide

Hello there!

THANK you for your warm welcomes for this new release 🙂 The release is now for sale at the webshop right here: www.krumspringshop.com .

You Are Awesome

Monkey Madness

Funky Pineapples

Awesome Triangle Wizard

And this time we have a special promotion!
If you purchase the Release 6 Stamp Bundle, you will save 10%  AND get free shipping World Wide from today and through June 10 🙂 Use Coupon “freeshipping6” at checkout and choose the option.

Stay tuned for later today, where Dream Team member Janni has an awesome post with lots of inspiration.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Hugs, Maria

Release Inspiration with Erica

Hello! Erica on the blog today with a few (cough, cough) cards using the new release from Krumspring Stamps! Who else is excited about these adorable images?? Not many days until they are all available in the shop so get ready because they aren’t going to last long!

I was really drawn to the Awesome Triangle Wizard stamp, ah the possibilities I pictured in my head. It was all going on, it was almost too many ideas to pick one out! BUT instead of diving right in and just colour without a set idea I put that one aside and picked up the You Are Awesome set instead as I right away got an idea of making a few cards using a sketch (which admittedly was just in my head) and different colours to show how easy it is to achieve fun cards without changing much other than the colour scheme.

With this in mind I started out by stamping the big scribble circle on a small stitched rectangle panel in teal coloured card stock, which was also embossed with a star pattern, and then I heat embossed it in silver. Teal and silver goes so well together I think.

For the background panel I cut out a slightly larger, scalloped piece in silver glitter card stock. The dies I used for all the panels for these cards are the ‘Femme Frames’ from Mama Elephant.

Sentiment wise I went with one from the You Are Awesome set, ‘You are Awesome’, which I stamped and heat embossed in the same silver embossing powder as the circle, on a strip of vellum. This I wrapped around the smallest panel and adhered to the back of it. For this first card I used some Mermaid coloured card stock from Lawn Fawn for the case base to keep with the colour scheme and all bits are adhered to each other with foam tape of various thickness.

I channeled my inner Krumspring gal and went to town with embellishments in silver, teal and mint green. This card is a bit of a bling-fest but I have no regrets, I think a card that tells someone they are awesome can’t be bland and boring. Am I right or am I right?? 😜

My second card is made exactly the same way as the first one, just with different colours. The front panel is rescued from a water colour experiment that unfortunately ripped a bit when I peeled the masking tape off. It was big enough for this size die though which was lucky. I hate wasting crafty stuff.

The third card was a big challenge for me as I decided to use lots of white space. This is not a strength of mine.. and I have no idea why I torture myself like this at times?! It didn’t turn out too bad in the end but I couldn’t resist adding a bit of purple Distress Oxide ink along the edges of the scalloped panel. I also went way overboard with the enamel accents but eh, at least they are white. It also got a very generous sprinkling of clear sequins but no crystals on this one.

The fourth card is slightly different in that it has silver washi tape wrapped over the top and bottom edge and the sentiment is on a banner rather than vellum. This one was nearly thrown in the bin as things went all kinds of wrong with it. After I had heat embossed the circle in white I decided to sprinkle some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on it but it looked whishy-washy and not very opaque. I tried rescuing it by blending some ink directly to the panel but that did nothing to help the look so I thought maybe adding some Worn Lipstick would help but oh no.. it just made things worse! Ack! I put it to the side for the night and decided to look at it in the morning again. The next day I looked at it with fresh eyes and decided to try something else and all of a sudden it kind of came together! This is not my favourite card by any stretch but my mother loved it, which just goes to prove that we all like different things. I finished it off with clear sequins and crystals and that was it.

Four cards with very different colour scheme to cater to different people’s preferences and likes. They are also reasonably quick to make, especially once you decide on a sketch or a look, and by switching out the sentiment you can make thank you’s, birthday cards and even invitations.

For my next two cards I had to use the MONKEY MADNESS stamp set! Those gorillas goreally are so cute and the one sitting down cradling a heart, stole my heart right away! So many puns here… 😉

I decided to do two cards with the same basic design but opposite colouring. For the first one, I stamped the gorilla on masking paper first and fussy cut that out and set aside. Step 2 included cutting out an A2 sized panel also in masking paper and, using the panel as a guide, I cut out a heart shape using a die where I wanted the heart placed on my card.

On card no1 I placed the masking paper with the heart shaped hole on a pre-cut panel of white card stock and then stamped the gorilla where I wanted him in the heart. Using the gorilla shaped mask, I covered him up and got my red Distress Inks out. Unfortunately I forgot that the panel was Copic friendly card stock, and not so much ink blending friendly. I ended up having to dab the distress ink all over the heart shape instead of smoothly blending it into the card stock. Really annoying BUT it actually ended up looking quite nice not being super smooth in the end. HA! *fist bump*

Peeling off the masks are always such a thrill, I can’t quite put my finger on why that is but it’s like magic appearing on your card as you watch it peeling away. Yep, I am a nerd. Can’t help it so I’m gonna roll with it.

Originally I had planned on colouring the monkey in but I decided against that at the last second. I even had my Copic marker poised and ready to go but just as I was about to touch the paper I changed my mind. Roller-coaster crafting or what?! The monkey needed a little something though so I added pink cheeks, ears and a few dots on his feet. He also got a sentiment added, ‘You are My favorite’, which fits perfectly in the heart and I LOVE that! I also stamped ‘I goreally like you’ at the bottom of the card because I am apparently incapable of leaving too much white space. However, is anyone else noticing that there isn’t a single sequin on this card??? I know, worrying isn’t it? 😜

Righty-o, on to card no2!

Here I basically did the opposite of what I did on card no1 and this time I remembered to use water colour card as I planned on using the same colour Distress Ink. I simply cut an 8.5″x11″ piece of Ranger Ink card stock in half and scored it using a score board then I placed the heart shaped mask on it and blended away with the red ink.

On Copic colour friendly card stock I stamped the same gorilla and colured him in using Copics (shocker) and then fussy cut him out. I adhered him to the card base using foam tape and then stamped the sentiment ‘Hello there cutie’. I should have left it there but being me… I stamped some small heart shapes inside the big heart in the same red ink as I blended around the edges. At this point I finally managed to rein myself in, a bit late seeing as the whole idea behind these cards was that there were going to be quick and simple. Which admittedly isn’t my strong suit at all. I really must work on that. Another time though.. Later, definitely. Maybe.. if I don’t have pretty sequins that are screaming at me to use them. Which is entirely possible as my sequins are such loud-mouths and are always jumping onto my cards. Rude, eh? ☺

Well, that’s it from me for today. I hope these cards have inspired you to snap up a set or two (or all of the new ones #nojudgement) See you later in June for my next post!

Happy crafting from Erica