Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tombow Hop Days Finale

We've been having a fun blog hop mixing Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and one of our favorite craft partners, Tombow, for the last few days. Today's the finale, but I have a distinct feeling that you'll be seeing more of Tombow's wonderful art products in the months to come from our team.

You know there will be prizes for this hop, so leave your kind comments as you go. Be sure to check previous days that you may have missed. All the rules and prizes, etc. will be found on the Stampendous Blog!

Tombow was generous (as usual) with each of us, and my new toys came in the form of their Recycled Colored Pencils. I was really surprised with these. I expected...ho hum...another set of pencils with so much wax in them that you can't get a good vibrant color, and can't layer color, and blend nicely. I was SOOOO wrong! Here's my project:

Check out the beautiful color on this darling House Mouse Carrying Mints image from Stampendous! You really feel like you can steal one of his mints from the pile! I added just a hint of Micro Crystal Glitter to them, but they were yummy all on their own.

The card base was created from a panel of Bazzill Dotted Swiss in white, to which I swiped some Tsukineko® Aegean Sea VersaMagic ink over the surface and around the edges.

I used the Dreamweaver Nested Frames Dies to cut the mat panels for the focal image, and ran them, as well as two more panels of red and green cardstock, through my Big Shot Pro with the Dreamweaver Christmas Borders Embossing Folder. These were all layered, and flipped to be opposite of the other. I swiped some VersaMagic Cloud White ink over the raised designs to highlight them.

Because the House Mouse Designs® image was too large for the die, I ended up with an extra mint, which I turned into a decorative button, and tied with twine over loops of May Art's Chevron Ribbon.
Don't forget to check out the other players links listed here, and in case there have been changes, double-check them on the Stampendous Blog as well! I hope you win, 'cuz you'll love playing with this great mix of Stampendous and Tombow product!


Unknown said...

The mouse and candy is just adorable. Thank you for sharing

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful card. Love the coloring and how clever you were to use the candy that was cut off to create an embellishment. Well done.

Shari said...

So cute!!! I love how you added the little peppermint button to match the stamp. Thanks so much for sharing.

LaChelle Unger said...

Love the traditional colors you used. Makes you feel very nostalgic!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE the red/green combo and the embossing and coloring are spot on!! Fantabulous!! I feel like I can reach out and take one of those mints and pop it into my mouth!! AWESOMENESS! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so adorable!!!You got such great dimension on the candies. They look delicious. Kansas USA

D.Ann C said...

That mouse is too stinkin' cute! Florida

Mary Holshouser said...

Great job on coloring the mouse and the candies.
He'll be a happy guy when he gets done eating all of that candy.
thanks for sharing a darling card.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the colors and embossing.
Sue in Ohio

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your ADORABLE image and FABULOUS shading, LOVE your pretty layers too!!!
Tracy from Victoria, Australia