Summer Theme Week 2017 part 2

Happy thursday peeps!

I am back here today, to share more of the Dream Teams amazing summer cards. Oh, and to remind you all of our big sale going on in the shop right now 🙂 Lots of money to save! Click on the photo, to go directly to the sales page on the shop.

I also just happens to have a bunch of more awesome cards to share with you all ! Yes, I feel so lucky to be able to do this.

Natalie

Natalie is actually on maternity leave right now, after giving birth to a beautiful babygirl on friday. Stop by and wish her congratulations.

The coloring of the Peacockness Peacock is out of this world. And the One Triangle At A Time background in green behind the vellum? Okay, I am in love!

Rowena

Yes, please to pineapples with sunglasses on!
Rowena used the brand new Funky Pineapples set to create this epic summer card.

Do you feel inspired? 🙂 I sure do – must hurry into my craft room and dig out some pineapple sunglasses and peacockness !

Have a happy day!
Hugs, Maria

[ Supplies used in this blogpost: ]

Peacockness

Funky Pineapples

One Triangle at a Time

Guest Designer Niki – part 2

Hello, being a crafty who only ever creates cards with the recipient in mind, card designs can either come super easy or depending on the person, can never feel perfect enough. For this card I wanted to celebrate my friend who just accomplished her fund raising goals. I had jewel tones in mind and The One triangle at a time set from Krumspring Stamps was perfect.

I started out by stamping and heat embossing the One triangle at a time stamp onto watercolor card stock. I had envisioned a purple to gray ombre colour scheme. I used my Gansai Tambi’s to watercolor. I did two layers and allowed them to both dry completely before moving on. As my panel had warped a tad, I placed it under some heavy books for the night to straighten out.
Next up I choose a dark gray panel that was just a little larger than my stamped panel. I thought this would off set the light gray in the embossed piece. I had initially thought to use the large “congratulations” from The necessary one set, but I felt I needed the sentiment to be popped up to add dimension to a very flat card thus far.

So I changed my sentiment to the smaller “congratulations” in The Necessary One set and stamped it out on lighter gray cardstock. I was happy with the simplicity of the sentiment strip compared to the fussy background. I cut it the embossed panel and adhered it to the dark cardstock.

I finished up the piece with several sequins and clear dots and of course stamped my envelope to match.

A view of the full card:


Hope you enjoyed the making of this card, happy crafting!
Niki.

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

The Necessary One

Cutlery Holders with Rosali

Hi, Rosali here!

Today I have a special project to show you! As you might know I am mainly a cardmaker when it comes to crafting but once in a while I can’t resist to make something else out of pretty stamps and paper! ☺ And since Easter is coming up very fast with family gatherings and dinners I decided to make a little table decoration, cutlery holders to be specific!

Download this tutorial as a PDF, by clicking here.

This is the design I came up with:

I am gonna try and guide you through the process of making these step by step.

  1.  Cut down a piece of paper in the size of 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” (square). I would recommend picking a sturdier paper (min 160 lb) as people are gonna wanna pick the holders up and take the cutlery out. I knew I wanted to watercolour on mine so I used a mixed media paper (300 g/qm, equals 200 lb).
  2. You need to make three score lines on your square. One at the bottom, 2” from the corner. The other two scores lines need to be 3 1/4 “ from the left respectively right corner. I took a picture of the measurements for you to make it clear:
  3. After the scoring you can decorate your paper however you like! I heat embossed some stamped images on the backside of the paper (I used the backside of my mixed media paper because it had a smoother surface, which makes heat embossing easier). I mainly stamped on the three scored flaps and left the backside rather plain. I used “One Triangle at a Time” for two cutlery holders and a dot stamp from “Happiness Overload” two create a Polka Dot pattern on two other holders.

    After heat embossing everything in white I used spring-y yellow and light green watercolour paints to colour the whole outside part and also the visible inside part of the cutlery holders. On the backside I added a triangle heart from “Happiness Overload” and a sentiment from “The Necessary One” in green metallic embossing powder.
  4. If you use a bone folder to round the three flaps a little bit towards the inside you get more room “inside” the holder for the cutlery to be in. Don’t glue the right and left flap together too tight. You won’t need any glue on the bottom flap if you stuck it under the other two flaps.
  5. Now you can put pretty stamped images on top of the cutlery holders. I chose the beautiful flower from “For My Sunflower”. I colored each with Copic markers using Y21, Y26 and YR24 for the petals and some green shades for the middle part. I also added highlights with a white gel pen.
  6. To finish my design off, I put a circle of vellum behind each sunflower and heat embossed “celebrate” from the “Spread Your Wings” stamp set in white on black cardstock and mounted everything together with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Here are the finished cutlery holders-with enough room in them to put a small paper napkin inside as well!

Happy spring! ♥
Rosali

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

Happiness Overload

The Necessary One

For My Sunflower

Spread Your Wings

Guest Designer Jessica – Part 3

Hello there!  Jess here with my final guest post for Krumspring Stamps!  Many, many thanks to Maria, the entire dream team, and all of you readers for welcoming me here this month!  I’ve had so much fun!  For my last post I wanted to go back to where it all began…Maria’s fabulous triangles! 😉

I loved seeing some of the #krumspringhiddenanimal images in the One Triangle At a Time set so I decided to try and find one of my own!  And after a bit of crossing my eyes and staring I found a fox!

He was hanging out at the top of the stamp so I decided to fussy cut him and create a scene using the same stamp set again.  I colored him wish copics and decided to go a little heavy-handed on the darker shades in the hopes of showing his shape a little clearer.  So not the most realistic fox in the world but he’s there! 😉

Then I just wanted to have fun with the background.  I colored it with copics to resemble a snowy landscape and a night sky with bright stars.  Then I popped my fox up on the scene with foam mounting tape and added the sentiment from Star Power!  If you wondering where my fox came from, his left ear is in between the top two stars!  This was a really fun exercise…I wonder how many more animals are hiding in One Triangle at a Time! 😉

Thanks for visiting my posts this month and have a wonderful day!

Jessica

One Triangle at a Time

Star Power

Guest Designer Jessica – Part 2

Hello again!  Jess here with my second guest post for Krumspring Stamps!  My first card introduced my surprise challenge but this time I wanted to play along with a few of the challenges myself! 😉 So I decided to go with triangles, flowers, Keeway’s color palette, and watercolors!  And this is what I came up with:

You might have seen my sunflower from For My Sunflower on instagram a few days ago…I colored it for Kathy Rac’s The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and then decided it would be perfect for my card!  I used copics to color the flower and then fussy cut it.  I stamped the One Triangle at a Time stamp onto watercolor paper with versafine and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I smooshed broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass, and chipped sapphire distress ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water.  I pressed my background into the wet distress ink and let it soak in and blend together.  After a few seconds I lifted the paper and heat set it.  Then I repeated the process a few more times until I was happy with the coverage.  I let it dry overnight and then adhered the sunflower with foam mounting tape.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from For My Sunflower onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder before adhering it to my card with foam mounting tape.

I love the contrast between the yellows and blues and how bright and cheerful it ended up!  I hope this gives you so more inspiration for the Spring Festival challenges!  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Jessica

[ Supplies I used ]

For My Sunflower

One Triangle at a Time

Spring Festival Challenge 2 – Rowena

Hello friends!

Rowena here and today’s challenge is Easter! Create any projects or cards with an Easter theme.

Here’s how I created mine! I wanted to create a card with added details.

For example, for the grass, I white heat embossed ‘One Triangle at a Time‘ and I used a grass die (any grass die you have will do) to make the grass. The triangles just adds a bit of interest to the grass! Then I blended mowed lawn and twisted citron distress inks. Flicked some water for that distress look.

I white heat embossed  ‘You Pixelate Me‘ to create pattern to my tree and sun. Then die cut the sun and the tree. I blended squeezed lemonade  and wild honey for the sun. Twisted citron and forest moss for the tree.

I think using these two stamps just adds a bit of something to your plain paper, when die cutting any image. You can totally add pattern to any die cuts you have.The cute little house is from the ‘You make me Fly‘ stamp set. I colored the image in copics and then fussy cut. The bunny and Easter basket is colored in copics as well.To finish the card I heat embossed silver for the sentiment.

That finishes the card for today!

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Be sure to head to the webshop for details on how to participate in our Spring Festival 2017 Challenge. Be sure to checkout tomorrow’s post for the next challenge theme.

Also be sure to use the hashtag #krumspringfestival17, when posting your entries on Instagram or Facebook.

Read more challenge info below this post and link up your entry via InLinkz ! 🙂

Happy crafting everyone!!

Hugs, Rowena

[ Supplies I used ]

One Triangle at a Time

You Pixelate Me

You Make Me Fly

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 2 HERE:


Toucan do it with Maria

Hello Crafty Friends and Krumspring Fans,

Maria here – I’m glad to be back at the Krumspringshop-Blog with two encouraging cards.

For my first card, I used the incredible “One triangle at a time” Stamp Set and combined it with the beautiful “Tou-can do it!” Stamp Set.

I water colored the triangle Stamp with my Zig Markers in different shades of blue. Then I diecutted the lettering “TOUCAN DO IT”.

Afterwards I stamped the Toucan, water colored und fussy cut him. I stamped another Sentiment on black cardstock, then heat white embossed.

Then I mounted all pieces on a piece of white cardstock using dimensional foam tape and embellished the cardfront with some Clear Sparkling Sequins and the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.

And the end I mounted the Cardfront on the white cardbase using dimensional foam tape.

[Supplies I used for card one: One triangle at a time, Tou-can do it!]

Tou-can do it!

One Triangle at a Time

 

 

 

 

 

For my second card, I used again the “Tou-can do it!” Stamp Set.

I stamped the lucky clover in different shades of green on a piece of white cardstock using dye inks.

Then I diecutted the cardfront with a circle die and diecutted another circle from white cardstock.

I stamped the Toucan on the circle, colored him with Copic Markers and added some Distress Ink on the border using a mini ink blending tool.

Then I mounted the Cardfront on the white cardbase using dimensional foam tape. I added the circle using double sided tape.

I stamped two Sentiments on black cardstock, then heat white embossed and mounted them on the cardfront using dimensional foam tape.

Some Clear Sparkling Sequins and the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen finished the card

[Supplies I used for card two: Tou-can do it!]

Tou-can do it!

Wish you a wonderful day!

Love, Maria