I must admit, I was beyond chuffed when the owner of Krumspring Stamps asked me to do a Guest Design spot. Maria has grown a business that is so authentically her. Those triangles, geometry and clean lines are quintessentially what she was creating herself with a pen. I’m so honored to be able to create with her stamps.
First up as its Mothers Days, I instantly knew I wanted to use the Adventures Ahead stamp set with a bold background.
So I started off by creating two backgrounds, one a sun set scene and one a day time blue sky.
I masked two panels off and started ink blending. For the Blue background I used three blues inks to create an ombre effect, I masked this one off at three equal spaces and softly pounced the ink onto the cardstock.
After I ink blended the sunset panel, I took a stencil, spritz some water onto the rays and used a paper towel to dry off the excess followed by glossy texture paste to create sun rays.
Next I stamped out the hot air balloons from the Adventures Ahead set with my MISTI using versamark and heat embossed some platinum embossing powder.
Using the Distress Oxides I blended two to three colours on each Balloon. This is a super quick way to colour and its one of my most favorite. I spritz both with a shimmery mist. Once they were dry I fussy cut them out.
Once cut, I put them to the side while I stamped out the sentiment from The Necessary One set (brillant name!) on to both panels.
I used foam tape to mount the Hot air balloons to the background and finished up with a sprinkling of clear sequins and drops.
I loved creating these cards, these balloons will certainly be getting a work out in my craft stash as they are super versatile. Oh and of course I had to stamp a matching envelope!
I hope you enjoyed the making of these cards and happy crafting to you!