Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tombow & Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop

Good morning friends!

Welcome to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop! In addition to lots of inspiring projects, there is also a prize to win! What to do? To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects and don't forget to "Like" the Tombow and "Like" Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page!

Before I share my project, here is a look at the awesome prize package, and there are links below the picture so you can get a good look at what's included in it.


This is what is included in the Prize Package:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Selection of Peel-Off stickers
Watercolor Paper
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Congratulations die
Stand Up Helpers die set
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Tombow:

Xtreme Adhesive
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro

Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st, at 3:30pm EST!

If you came here from Marie Browning's Blog you are in the right spot. Otherwise, be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the fun!  The lineup today is as follows:

Karen Aicken (you are here)


My parents gave me a couple of sets of Tombow Dual Brush Pens for my birthday, and I have loved using them since then.  I was so excited to find out that Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow were going to have a joint Blog Hop, and that Tombow offered to send us a package of their Dual Brush Pens! When I got my birthday markers I had also picked up some water colour paper to use with them, but bought the 140# package instead of the 90# one. Since it's nice and sturdy though, it works perfectly to cut Accordion cards from!

That is what I did here .. I cut two Oval Accordion pages from the water colour paper and attached the bases together. Tombow's Xtreme adhesive works great for this, and it gets even stronger after 24 hours!


Now came the fun part - adding the colour with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens! I have always liked the look of water colour, and with these markers it's incredibly easy to achieve the look.

First, I attached the Oval Daisy Peel-Off to some water colour paper. Using the Tombow plastic palette, I scribbled some colour onto it then picked up the colour with a damp paintbrush and simply painted inside the sticker lines. It was easy to add shading and additional colour this way.


Then I cut TWELVE Oval Flourish Frame Edges from water colour paper. Again I scribbled colour onto the plastic palette, picking it up with a wet paintbrush and painted the colour onto each of the frame pieces.  I used a glue pen to attach 8 of them to the two inside pages, and the last four to the right back side. This is the side that shows  when the card is closed to put in an envelope, so I like it to look nice too. The frames align with perfectly mitered corners - love that!


Gold glittery Peel-Off border stickers were trimmed and added to the mitered corners of the frames for some sparkle and shine. I fussy cut the painted daisy oval and popped it up on the left oval panel then outlined the oval with a different glittery Peel-Off border.



The 'Thank You' was die cut from water colour paper, and painted the same was as the frames, by scribbling with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens onto the plastic palette and painting the colour onto the words with a wet paintbrush.

Since I had the water colour paper out anyhow, I painted a section using the same technique then die cut the Daisy Silhouette from it when it was dry. That gave me the pretty background colours. Then I added the Daisy Overlay using double sided-adhesive and yellow Silk Microfine Glitter.



Here is a view of the card from the top ...


... and the back.  See the painted ovals? They were cut from water colour paper using the decorator dies that come with the Oval Accordion, and painted with ... yes ... Tombow Dual Brush Pens scribbled on the plastic palette and painted onto the ovals with a wet brush. The Daisy on the back side has a simple overlay cut from water colour paper.


I left the right oval blank as a place to add a message and signature.



Since there was still colour on my plastic palette, I decided to go ahead and paint another die cut oval and make it into a tag.



If you poke around my blog, you will see how often I have used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens on my projects. Using them with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off's is a perfect pairing ... either as I did here by picking up the colour with a wet brush or by using water colour paper and the Tombow Blender Pen. They also colour on the ECD Silk Microfine Glitter beautifully!

Now be sure to check on the last stop of the Blog Hop today ... Els van de Burgt.


Supplies used:
Oval Accordion, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Flourish Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Daisy die - 901, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Daisy Oval Peel-Off - 2558, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold glitter Peel-Off - 7010, Eizabeth Craft Designs
Thank You word die - 788, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tombow USA
Tombow Blending Kit - Tombow USA  (LOVE THIS)
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive - Tombow USA
Seam binding - Stampin' Up
140# water colour paper


Thanks for stopping by today!

89 comments:

  1. Some lovely projects Karen.Using the palette for creating colours sounds really fun and your results are beautiful!

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  2. I love all the uses of the gold border strips especially on the mite red corners on the accordion card

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  3. Karen, I love the subtle colours from the watercoloring. You're the first I've seen to use border stickers on the seam lines of the frames. Plus an extra tag!

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  4. Karen, your card and tag are beautifully colored with the Tombow Pens. The Daisy Peel-Offs are one of my favorites.

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  5. Gorgeous...just like stained glass....so beautiful!!

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  6. Karen, thanks for sharing all the step out photo's, really appreciate the different views of your great card

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  7. Wow Karen, you are full of good information & tips. You really rocked the Tombow's & watercolor paper on this one. That little tag is so cute BTW.

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  8. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love the glitter and bling! So fun!

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  10. Love the subtle hues you achieved with this card. Lovely

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  11. Your card is breathtakingly beautiful!!! I love the color combo!!

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  12. Lovely card & tag. I love the soft colors.

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  13. Love the peel off flowers. Very sweet card!

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  14. Very sweet card. Love the colors of the flowers

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  15. Karen, I love your instructions! I also like to work on watercolor paper with Tombow markers. It gives the nicest watercolor effect. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. A beautiful card. Nice soft watercolor shades. Love how you colored the frame pieces. I haven't done much with watercolor paper but this blog hop has inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow, great card, good directions, both make me want to try this. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. The card is so pretty. It looks like a piece of stained glass hanging in a window. The colors are so pretty - the blue and yellow combination. Great card.

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  19. Love these cards. Love the colours and the way the stickers are used. Thanks!

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  20. I love love love what you have made...the soft colors are just the right touch....made me smile :)

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  21. The colors on this card are perfect! I especially love how you colored the frame!

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  22. The colors on this card are perfect - I especially love the way you colored the frame!

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  23. Love the flip it Thank You Card the flower colors are so pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. Beautiful card and great tag! Love the soft colors that you used and thank you for such detailed instructions. Really like the look of the framed background and mitered corners.

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  25. THUD!!!!!! Just a sec--picking my jaw up from the ground! This is SO GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for sharing how you created it and what you used on each part to achieve the stunning work of art I see before me!!! Absolutely incredible work--I love the interactive elements that you all seem to be doing on your cards lately--this must be a trend and you've totally inspired me to try it too!!! Marvelous job showcasing how wonderfully Tombow and Elizabeth Craft products work together!! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration! Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy Easter Day!

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  26. Hadn't thought of using jewel stickers in oval, great job!

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  27. LoVe your card. I really like the watercolor effect you did. The muted colors are so pretty.Looks like I need to get the die & try making one of these cards. Thanks!
    Happy Easter!

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  28. Beautiful card. I just love the colors you chose. I have a hard time watercoloring, but you tips are a definite going to try....

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  29. It is so fun to hear about the Tombow water color pens with a blender! FUN!

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  30. i love everything about this card! the daisies, the soft spring colors and the flourish frames! just great!
    sandyh

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  31. Loved the soft colors you used. The added bling really makes the card.

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  32. Your card is so pretty! Love all the soft watercoloring that you did. I will be trying this with my Tombows very soon!!

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  33. Love this. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for the tips using water color pens. Be blesssed.

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your soft coloring and the pretty dies, peel offs and glitters you used! Great combo of Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs products!

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  35. AMAZING Creation my Friend LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

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  36. LOVELOVELOVE your card!! So elegant and timeless! I also love the tag! It could also be used as an ornament to be hung on a tree or even in a window!! Thanks for inspiring me to get into my craft room and get creative!!!

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  37. Karen, your card and tag are lovely. I love flowers, and these daisies are wonderful. Thanks.

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  38. Very pretty. I love the muted colors you picked.

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  39. Lovely color scheme. Soft and cheerful!!

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  40. Beautiful cards... as usual.

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  41. Beautiful work! I love this card design. And I especially like how you watercolored the panels too. Beautiful coloring of the flower. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  42. Beautiful cards --I especially like the soft colours with the flower.. Great job

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  43. These accordion cards are so cool. Looking forward to trying them.

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  44. Spring perfect love the cards
    hugs adie

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  45. I really love the way you did your Accordion Oval card. It was so nice to see you explain what you did and why. Thank you so much! :)

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  46. Beautiful creations!
    Great coloring and
    the card base is
    super.
    Carla from Utah

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  47. Beautiful eat to use up all those pieces and parts.

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  48. This is gorgeous Karen, love the watercolored frames you created for the accordion too.

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  49. Beautiful card, love the coloring of the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Thanks for so much for the Blog Hop!!! I think these are so fun. Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

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  51. Thanks for so much for the Blog Hop!!! I think these are so fun. Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

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  52. Those are so fun, also very elegant. Thanks for the Share, Happy Easter.

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  53. This isn't the first time I've admired your wonderful designs. Love the soft, beautiful quality. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Wow! Love the card. The colour really blend together well.

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  55. Wow, these are absolutely beautiful ...... you have great creativity inspiring us with tons of ideas! Thank you!

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  56. Loved the way you used the frame dies!

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  57. Great display of the Oval Accordian die. Love your coloring technique! So very pretty flowers!

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  58. Beautiful cards! I love all the shimmer!

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  59. So pretty on the watercolor paper and Karen's card die. Love your use of color, and great blog hop design. My second visit to see all the awesome designs you've done. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Thanks for the beautiful work and for including such detailed instructions.

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  61. I love the colors you used. The blending used is well done.

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  62. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. I love how you colored these cards. They are very spring/Easter appropriate. Great job using Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs products.

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  64. Wow, these cards are stunning! I love the colors and flowers, thanks for sharing.

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  65. Wonderful idea to use the paper that you cut your ovals.

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  66. Awesome card! The colors are fabulous!

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  67. Such pretty spring colors! The pastels you created are so inviting!

    Smokie

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  68. I really like the colors on your card. They go well together. Good job!

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  69. Beautiful! Your cards were a breath if spring!

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  70. DELIGHTFUL!!!
    LOVE your colouring, LOVE the peel-offs, LOVE your tutorial - LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  71. love the way you coloured the backgroungs at the back

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  72. Love the tag. Great job on all your projects. TY

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  73. Love the tag, great job on the cards too.

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  74. Need the edge dies...beautiful!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I read them all, and appreciate them greatly!
Have a great day,
Karen