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Friday, March 21, 2014

Hop with Tombow and Stampendous

Hi there!  Today I am so excited to be hopping along with my fellow Tombow teamies and the amazing team from Stampendous.  


If you arrived at my blog from Lea Kimmel's blog, you are in the right place, if not you can go back to the Tombow Blog and start from the beginning.

I received the beautiful Jumbo Calla Lily stamp set and the Birthday Assortment set to work with and at first I was stumped as to what to do with a stamp that was so large when I generally create cards and I thought WOW these stamps are not going to fit on any card I make.....boy was I wrong!

I searched for pictures of the Calla Lily and found this beautiful photo to use as my inspiration.


I love watercolor and wondered how it would work if I used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to watercolor on some shimmer cardstock.  It worked beautifully!  


 My first card is  4-Bar sized card (3.5 x 5) and I embossed the single Lily stem with white embossing power and then used Dual Brush Pens in #620, #076, #126 and #451.  I outlined each area with a color of marker and then used a small (lightly wet) paintbrush to spread the color within the embossed area.  Sometimes when watercoloring your paper can warp.  No problem!  I used Tombow's new XTREME Glue Tape to adhere my image panel to the black layer and again to attach everything to the pretty purple card base.  This adhesive is so strong, you would never be able to tell that my cardstock had some warping.  That is AWESOME in my book!


This is your standard A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5) and I created it in the same manner as above.  For this card I used the double Lily stem, embossed in white and colored with the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens:  #673, #076, #126 and #451  I used Tombow's XTREME Glue Tape to adhere each of the layers together.


This card is A7 in size (5 x 7) and I was able to use both of the Lily images in the set on this card as well as one of the sentiments from the Stampendous Birthday Assortment set.  The Tombow Dual Brush Pens used for this card were: #623, #076, #126 and #451.  Tombow XTREME Glue Tape was used to hold everything together.


 Below is a list of each of the blogs along the hop.  Be sure to leave a comment along the way for a chance to win some great prizes from Tombow and Stampendous.

Tombow Blog
Stampendous Blog

Have a safe and crafty weekend! :)

51 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

Angela Watson said...

How soft and peaceful your Lillie's look! You've done a great job!

ricki kalp said...

I love he technique on your cards!!! It is simplistic beauty!! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Heisler said...

How lovely! Each of your cards is like a work of art! Nicely done!

Sandy Berl said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Sometimes less is more!

Heather Thompson said...

WOW, that is just amazing and beautiful. What great creations. I could see that up on my wall framed and spotlighted, Great talent. Thank you so much for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Stunning!

Mspollycrafter said...

I love this technique!

Kristine Reynolds said...

You are a Jumbo Stamp Professional now! Love how these turned out!

Sabrina said...

your calla lilies are absolutely gorgeous!!

Lea said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you did three different sizes to show how you can use the Jumbo stamps on any size! I love watercoloring and you did an awesome job.

jj said...

Stunning art work!

Laurie Saenz said...

Very nice.

Linda T said...

Beautiful cards. Love the images and the colors and the soft look of these cards. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

Laurie Saenz said...

Very nice.

Judy said...

Lovely cards. Such pretty spring colors, these would make great Mother's Day cards too. Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

These CAS designs are breathtaking, love your cards!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Love the delicate feel to all three of your cards!! They are so lovely and comforting!! TFS!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Very soft and pretty. All the cards are fabulous.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--so soft and pretty!
Sue in Ohio

marylouh said...

The flowers are so pretty. The shading is amazing. Love them.

HelenM said...

I love the water color effect!!! beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration

Barbara said...

Love your water colored cards. Each one is just lovely. Thanks for the tip about the Tombow XTREME glue tape for use with watercolors to help with the warping that sometimes occurs. I need to get some, definitely!

Patti J said...

I love Stampendous flower, and I love Tombow, so what's not to love about your gorgeous card? Beautifully done, Melissa!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful...I love the callas!!
I have US address.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

cghundley said...

Such lovely cards.
Love the soft colors
you used.
Carla from Utah

Con said...

Your are so talented! WOW I'm envious :) you did a fabulous job. I can't wait to see more of your artwork. -con

Jean Bullock said...

How soft and beautiful. Well done.

Sarah said...

Lovely cards that can be used for any occasion.

Linda R. said...

So elegant. Just beautiful. Wow!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

beautiful cards Melissa!

christi said...

wow, your cards are awesome. great job water coloring them!

Clare D. said...

After seeing your post, I think I can paint with watercolors, or at least look like it do! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Wow! Love the pastels!

Iris said...

Amazing and lovely cards - love the softness of them.
isoscia at aol dot com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning water colored images!!

Nancy Carroll said...

LOVE Calla Lily (used them in my wedding, anniversary in 2 days!) Will keep this in mind for next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

Geri said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards!! They are so beautiful!! I love the soft look that they have!
Thank you for inspiring me to try this technique!!
Hugs,
Geri
gerissman@comcast.net

Janis said...

I am in silent awe and moved to tears over the beauty of your lovely watercolors.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Kris B said...

Beautiful! All three cards are stunning! Love the softness of the watercolor!

Katie said...

Beautiful work! All three of your cards are just wonderful. I love how you colored on shimmer paper, I would not have thought that would work either. Wonderful colors too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Barbara Swavely said...

Wow they are jumbo! Gorgeous too!

Chris W said...

All of the projects are so elegant looking - great job!

Carol said...

Gorgeous projects! I love Stampendous and Tombow, such a great combination. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the shimmer!

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderful cards. Love the way the colors are on each flower. TFS.

Linda Storey said...

WOW, your cards are all gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win... ;0)

Robin B. said...

Wow, your cards are so beautiful! I love the soft watercolors and the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

dixiedog65 said...

Great combination of projects and colors

TSaunders said...

Oh my!!! That is beautiful! Those flowers immediately made me feel at peace...so soft and elegant.

Stampendous said...

Fantastic inspiration, Melissa! And your watercolor look is just marvelous! The Calla Lily just looks amazing in your hands! Thanks so much for playing with Stampendous goodies!

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