Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Hop {Tombow Guest Designer}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Marie's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Tombow Blog.

The Prize:
Tombow is giving away a Stamp Runner, Power Tabs, and Mono Multi Liquid Glue!
The Hop Order:

The Project:
First of all, I am so thrilled to be guest designing for Tombow! I love Tombow adhesives - and as my project will show you, I am a big fan of their markers as well.

For my project I created a set of three cards with a coordinating box. I started by gathering my supplies:
To create a coordinating look while still keeping each piece unique, I decided to stick with a palette of 4 colors of the Tombow Dual Brush Pens - 990, 879, 873, and 905. All of the color on my cards (and the box) was created using various techniques involving the Tombow need for ink pads here!
I created a pattern for a card box and adhered everything together with MONO Adhesive Dots. To keep the flap in place, I secured it with a Fastener Tab.
To stamp the flap I simply colored with the markers (873 and 905) directly on my rubber stamps and then stamped. Voila!

Now, on to the cards:
For the first card I created a watercolor effect using the Tombow markers. 
I used the brush tip of the markers (873 and 905) to add some color directly to an acrylic block, then spritzed it with a bit of water and used my paintbrush to create the watercolor background. Once the background was dry, I again colored directly on my butterfly stamp (with the 879 marker) and then stamped it onto the card.
For my next card I wanted to go a little more grungy. 
I started by coloring directly onto the feather, grid, and sentiment stamps with the markers (990, 879, 873, and 905) and stamping...then added the splatters with a technique similar to the watercolor technique from the first card. I used the brush tip of the marker (879) directly on an acrylic block, then spritzed it with a bit of water and used my paintbrush to pick up some color. Then I hit the side of the paintbrush with my hand (while holding it a bit above my card) to create the splatter marks.
The final card is a combination of the techniques used on the previous cards.
I started by doing the watercolor technique with marker 990 to create the background and then I stamped the grid using marker 879. To create the fine splatters I used the splatter technique from the card above, but instead of hitting the side of the paintbrush I flicked the end of the bristles on the paintbrush (you could also use a toothbrush for this technique). Finally, I used markers 873 and 905 directly on my butterfly stamp and stamped it onto a panel that was popped up with Foam Tabs.
It was so fun to try these techniques with the Tombow markers and it is a great way to get a variety of looks with just a few supplies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:

Adhesive: Tombow (MONO Adhesive Dots, Foam Tabs, Fastener Tabs);
Markers: Tombow (Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Groovy; Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Soda Shop);
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (Butterfly from Sweet Summer Love - KOM 06/12; Top Five Grid from Epic Moments - SMAK 06/13; Feather and I'll Fly Away Sentiment from Tail Feather);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Circle Squeeze Punch); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love them all Tifany! Thank you for being our guest designer!

Miriam Prantner said...

What great cards! I love the orange and the kind of grunginess to them, there's a great texture that it brings.

Darlene S. said...

Love your cards and all the texture. Thanks for the tips on using the markers.

Gail S. said...

Butterflies are so popular and your card is so pretty using them. Thanks for sharing

Carisa said...

Gorgeous! Love all your different techniques with the markers.

cghundley said...

Lovely cards. Thanks
for all the instructions
and ideas.
Carla from Utah

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great cards and card holder! Love the techniques you shared with us and can't wait to try them out.

Sue D said...

Great set of cards and box!

kReN said...

Tiffany, so artfully created. So lovely and love how your placement focuses on the images and balances them so well.

Thank you for sharing your talents!
Life is good with kReN @

Deborah Long said...

These cards are amazing! Love all the techniques.

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennie Garcia said...

Super cute cards!! Thanks for hoping with us this week!
TFS!! Take Care!!

fuzzylover said...

All three cards are really nice, but I love the last one. Definitely going to case that one.

Jean Bullock said...

Thanks for sharing your cool techniques! The cards look great!

WhoMom said...

Great job on the cards. I didn't know you could use the markers to create the watercolor effect.
Thank you for taking us through the steps for making the card and listing the supplies! It helps to recreate something along the same lines.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Tifany! Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week!