For Debbie’s challenge, we are using the Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid! As it is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought a cute ‘n quick card would be fun!
I really wanted to do something with candy, but alas, no candy stamps (I have so many stamps you would think I would have one with candy!) So I made one using a favorite Penny Black stamp! I stamped the ‘Cheesecake Wishes’ stamp, but masked off the dandelion wishes.
I did it by making a mask. Stamped the image onto a piece of 20 lb. copy paper, cut out what I didn’t want, and adhered it temporarily with the Removable Adhesive . Now stamp the image with the mask.
I added in a lollipop and a tongue for cheesecake using the MONO Twin Permanent Black Marker. Easy to draw stuff, don’t panic…if you need to, use very light pencil marks to sketch the design first.
Color the image using the Dual Brush Pens, including of course, the #685 Color of the Year! I also added a few heart DoodleDabs to the image.
Now the challenge called for glitter, so to bling it up a bit, out came the Art Institute Glitter. The glittered swirls and outlines around the hearts were added with the Glue Pen and pale pink glitter. The lollipop used the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and Angel Dust Glitter.
Here’s the finished card!
Thanks for the challenge Debbie! It was Sweet!
You can use Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens on vellum with great success! It’s a great introduction to blending for beginners as the vellum is forgiving and beautiful!
The trick to working on Vellum is to stamp on the front, and then do all the coloring on the back. You can use a good permanent ink such as StazOn, or even a digital stamp such as this rose from Crafty Secrets. As you are not coloring on top of the image, you have no problems of compatibility with the ink and and the Dual Brush Pens. Here I am adding the deep red to the roses, letting the shadows on the stamp be my guide. I will then add the medium and light hues to create the blending.
Here is the completed blended rose. Look closely at the leaves, I added a bit of the red flower color to the leaves for added interest.
Place your finished stamped and colored panel up against different backgrounds to see what looks best. The translucent vellum has the background showing through and can achieve very different effects.
Here is the finished card and envelope. Vellum is beautiful to stamp and color, but also makes adhering difficult as everything seems to show through. I used Permanent Adhesive at the top of the panel and camouflaged it with a pretty tulle bow and crystal.
Have you tried blending on vellum lately? You will be surprised how easy the soft translucent vellum magically blends the colors together when you work on the back!
Hello! Did you all have a wonderful Easter? My kids were here along with one’s girlfriend and my nephew and we all had a great time. Today I have a fun 3-D Bee Box to share with you all.
The box is an Inky Antics stamp that you stamp onto designer paper (tip: use a pale color so that the lines don’t show on the inside), then cut, score, fold and glue together. I like using Mono Multi Liquid Glue so that I know it will STAY put together.
So that the ribbon doesn’t fall off, adhere it to the bottom and sides with the Dot Pattern Adhesive Stamp Runner. The bee is added to the front with foam tabs.
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I’m starting with a stamped and embossed butterfly stamp from Northwoods Stamps. Just one of the many wonderful works of art by Jean Arneson. I used the recommended paper, 90 lb. watercolor paper from Canson.
Next, color everything with a yellow marker, 055 is a great choice. This yellow base of color makes the other colors blend beautifully and makes the stamped image more brilliant. You can also get more detailed instructions and recommended Tombow colors on the Northwoods Website.
The other colors are added, and then blended with a waterbrush. Pat made her butterfly dimensional by stamping twice,cutting and mounting the second butterfly on top. A great way to use Tombow Foam Tabs!
This is my version of the technique using the same stamp. I blended the colors beyond the stamped image – not sure if I’m that happy with that move or not, what do you think? I did, however, love the coloring of the butterfly with that yellow undercoating! I used the following Dual Brush Pen Colors for my version: 055, 245, 098, 725, 452, 493.
Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope you are having a great day so far, full of Valentines and candy!! I made this cute Valentine Owl using Paper Piecing. To glue the papers on the rest of the card I used the Mono Adhesive Dots Runner.
The best glue I have ever used for paper piecing is the Mono Multi Liquid Glue and the fine tip is perfect for jobs like this. I used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add some color to the eyes and the beak. I used the Tombow Foam Tabs to give the sentiment banner a little dimension.
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This little owl is the star of the workshop Tombow will be presenting at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) in Anaheim later this week. He is put together with MONO Multi Liquid Glue, MONO Aqua Liquid Glue, Dot Adhesive and Power Tabs. He will illustrate how easy it is to use different Tombow adhesives to glue paper to canvas, fabric to paper, jute to fabric, burlap to paper and fabric and cork to paper or fabric. Perfect for all your mixed media projects!
Just by adding eyelids, and changing the angles, you can change the mood of your owl instantly! Check out all the different expressions!
We are 5 days away from Christmas!! Can you believe it?? Already!! Just in case you need to squeeze a few more cards in, or in case you need embellishments for your layouts and December Dailies I have a tutorial and a bonus tip for you!!
This tree is really cute and easy to make, you can make it as big as you want and the same goes for the heart punch you want to use. To put it together I just used the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
To put “Christmas lights” on the tree just wrap some twine around your tree and randomly glue some bling, pearls or punches on the tree.
Are you done with your cards?? Have you mailed them??
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!! and I would LOVE to see your version of the tree!!