Saturday, 19 April 2014

Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Design Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop!!
If you have arrived here from Melissa Cash's blog, then you are spot on! If not, you might enjoy starting at the beginning of the blog hop, at the Tombow Blog.

Before I show you my card, I should mention that you have the chance to win a super prize! To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on each of the designers' projects (from yesterday, today and tomorrow) and don't forget to 'Like' the Tombow and 'Like' Elizabeth Craft Designs' Facebook pages!
Here is what you could win...

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Tombow:
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro

Tombow will anounce a winner on Monday 21st April, at 3.30pm EST.

I'd like to show you a card I made using ECD's 'Bird and Branches' peel-off stickers, placed on watercolour paper, and coloured with Tombow Dual Brush Pens from the Primary set.
I scribbled with my markers onto the Tombow Blending Palette, then used a fine water brush to lift up the colour to paint with.
 Once dry, I cut out the peel-offs and adhered them with sticky foam pads.

Tombow kindly provided me with the following:

And here's the rest of the card. I created a background for the bird, and frame for the opposite page, by embossing Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with ECD's Feather embossing folder. I also cut out a couple of the embossed feathers for the bottom left-hand corner.

 I also used  ECD's Happy Birthday die, and a larger partial flower peel-off sticker from the 'Jackie's Dolls in Oval' set.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card!
Next up in the blog hop is Jennie Garcia! Do pop along and see her creation!

Some of the products used:

   



90 comments:

  1. A lovely finished card using a variety of techniques.thanks for the inspiration Helen!

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  2. Wonderful colors done with an interesting technique .
    Carol b

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  3. Very pretty and creative card.

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  4. Oh, so pretty! Love the Shimmer Sheetz as the Accordion base.
    Cheers
    Karen A

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  5. Wonderful card! Love the colors of the bird and the way he blends with the shimmer sheet background.

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  6. Would love to see this card "live." Looks like stained glass-beautiful coloring.

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  7. Oh Helen! Your designs are always so beautiful! I can't wait to try the Tombow markers and blending set!!

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  8. Beautiful job. I love the shimmer sheetz. The coloring looks awesome and the little die cut leaves were a great touch.

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  9. I hadn't seen the accordion circle card before. It's going on my shopping list. The card is so pretty. The bird is beautiful. He looks like a stained-glass window. Love the veins around the circle. The embossed feathers really add to the design. Great job.

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  10. Beautifully done...wow...I want to try this technique...wish I had those pens...sigh!!

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  11. very pretty! i love everything about this card!

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  12. Wonderful effective use of the Shimmer Sheetz! The bird is beautifully done in my fav colours.
    In fact, forget the blog candy, I'd be happy with the card!

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  13. Fabulous card, love the use of Shimmer Sheetz and those birds rock!

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  14. AWESOME card Helen...LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  15. I love the colors on the bird and had not thought of watercolor paper. Thank you gor the is predation!

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  16. So pretty with the Shimmer Sheetz background. Lovely blending.

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  17. Love those Shimmer Sheetz & the bird peel-off.

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  18. Love, love, love this! Shimmer Sheetz are now on my IGottaHaveList!

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  19. I really loved the use of he simmer sheets!!!

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  20. Wow! Amazing card. Love how you did the backgrounds. And the bird is beautiful. Just got the accordion die and will definitely have to try this.

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  21. Love the way your card looks using the shimmer sheets!

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  22. Oh boy, I am loving on that bird. Great water color effect. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. WOW!!! Looks just like stained glass....absolutely gorgeous!!

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  24. I Love the bird, flowers and the shimmer sheets that were used. Great card!!!

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  25. Now I have ever more ideas on how to use Shimmer sheets!!!!

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  26. Incredible work of art Helen!!! This is fantastic on so many levels! Your blending technique is marvelous--the gorgeous blues and interactive circle elements leave me wanting to engulf myself into the world of this lovely bird! It really pulls me in and I love it!!! Wow, you are one inspiring gal!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card for this ultra fun and inspiring co-hop!! Beautiful work! Easter blessings to you and yours my friend!!!

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  27. I love this card. I love how you embossed the shimmer sheets. It gives the card extra bling.

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  28. Love the extra cut-out feathers. Such a happy card!!

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  29. Just beautiful I love the colors just beautiful

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  30. Helen, I loved all of the products you used in your card, and the coloring was gorgeous.

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  31. Beautiful! Love the vine around the opening, nice detail.

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  32. So many neat techniques on this card! Love the Shimmer sheets, really make the bird pop! :)

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  33. I have that little bird and just couldn't figure out what to do with her. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. This care is amazing. I just love the effect the Shimmer Sheets did. Really pops out. Love you you did the branches with the leave around the circle.

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  35. This is beautiful. I love your color combination and the use of the glimmer sheet. Just lovely.

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  36. Beautiful card, love
    the coloring and
    the shaped card.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Great use of shimmer sheetz. Beautiful colors. Cant wait to try this card.

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  38. Love the bright colors and the bird!

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  39. Love this card style and you did some beautiful coloring work on this!

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  40. Beautiful, I love the bird used this way,

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  41. Beautiful, I love the way you used the beautiful bird.

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  42. I just love that little bird, wonderful coloring.

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  43. What an exquisite birthday card! Lovely!

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  44. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Have not used the pens yet but I can't wait to this card is so pretty!

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  46. It looks like Stained Glass..beautiful.

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  47. love the bird and branches peel offs.

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  48. Your card is amazing. Love the colrs! I am going to have to try & make this. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  49. Stunning blue bird! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Extremely cool card! Love the use of the shimmer sheet! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  51. Lovely card. Birds are a favorite theme of mine. The feather folder is awesome on the background too.

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  52. love the card...I need to get some shimmer sheets now

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  53. Love the stained glass look of the flowers and image. Beautiful card and TFS! kReN

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  54. Beautiful card, love the blue bird.

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  55. great color tones on this card, nice presentation of the tombow and elizabeth

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  56. I can certainly see I have not used my accordian die to its full potential. Thanks for the inspiration

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  57. Over the top beautiful! Very creative.

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  58. This card is amazing! So colorful--just what we need for Spring!

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  59. Beautiful card! I love that background! I just got some of the shimmer sheetz and can't wait to play with them.

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  60. Lovely card with beautiful coloring! Love that sweet bird and the Accordion Circle Card format! Great card!

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  61. GORGEOUS!! I have been drooling over the TOmbow Blending Kit since I heard about it!!! Your card is stunning and I love how you colored the bird! Just gorgeous!!! TFS!

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  62. Sooo beautiful! Love your use of the iridescent background.

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  63. Wow, love everything about your card! Love how you used and embossed the shimmer sheetz. Love the swirls in your bird, you coloring is wonderful. And I love how you added the greenery around the opening. Wonderful ideas. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  64. Love the shimmer paper on your card

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  65. The coloring is truly beautiful! I love all the shades of blue. I don't tend to work with blues (I don't know why), so this is a wonderful surprise! I like what I'm seeing with the Tombow markers! The blending is beautiful on this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I've got to find the bird sticker. These are so cute, awesome with the slider cards, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. This is an amazing card! Lovely!

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  68. My second visit here. So glad you had the blog hop or I might have missed your fabulous designs. Have to emboss me some of those shimmer sheets, great idea. Just love the circle card and bird.

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  69. Great card. That bird sure has been flying around this weekend.

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  70. You have matched everything together so well. Love the blending on the bird. The leaves around the bird is a very mic touch!
    Smokie

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  71. Great card -- I really like the way you used water to blend your colours . Very good use of the products to create a very memorable card. Thanks for sharing

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  72. Really loving the bird now that I see it used so beautifully. TFS!

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  73. The colors are amazing. Beautiful work.

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  74. GORGEOUS - STUNNING - DELIGHTFUL!!!
    LOVE IT ALL, from the pretty peel-offs and colouring to the awesome dies and fancy folding!!!

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  75. I LOVE the background behind the bird!

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