Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop 2016!

Hello Lovelies! 
Welcome to the Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop! You probably came here from Kristine Reynolds If you stumbled across my blog go to the Stampendous! Blog to start.

Project #1: Mixed Media Card

Here is how I made this card:

Using the card base that came with the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil Set I began by spreading modeling paste through the stencil.

While waiting for the modeling paste to dry I began doodling through the stencil with the black 0.3mm micron pen that came with the stencil set. This pen is very nice to write with! I made random shapes and doodles. I went with the flow and didn't think too much about it. It was very therapeutic.

Once the modeling paste was dry, I then strayed it with different ink sprays I have in my collection. 

Next, I colored in the doodles using the Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

I decided to add silver glitter card stock behind my custom made drawing. I find the best adhesive to use when gluing down glitter card stock is the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive  because it really adheres down on the fine glitter whereas other glues on the market just don't have a strong enough hold like the Xtreme Adhesive. BONUS TIP: it's a dry adhesive so you don't have to wait for your glue to dry to continue working on your project! 

Next using the Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue I adhered colored rhinestones to finish up the card.

PROJECT #2: Decorative Photo Frame

Here's how I made this project:

I used the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil  Set which includes 6 card bases and a great black micron pen along with the Stampendous Glance Stamp.

Using the Tombow Blending Palette I scribbled on 3 colors and then sprayed it with the Tombow Blending Mister. Using a watercolor brush I added the color to the card base and let it dry.

I then stamped the Stampendous Glance Stamp and went over the lines with the black micron pen to make the lines bolder.

I went in with a white gel pen and white ink spray to add white high lights. This really made the face stand out from the background.

Next,  I trimmed off the back piece of the card and added my art piece in a 5x7 frame. BONUS TIP: use the Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive to help your picture stay in place when adding it to the frame. Since my image was smaller that my frame the Mono Removable Adhesive prevented it from falling or shifting when closing the frame. And because it's removable it will not damage your picture or your background.

I hope you enjoyed my project tutorials!

Now on to the two amazing prizes!

The second one is a bundle of Stampendous! NEW Stencil Duos:  Blossom Duo Stencil SetHeart Duo Stencil Set, and the Butterfly Duo Stencil Set.

Use the Rafflecopter to earn as many entries as you can! Winner will be announced February 15th

Now hop along to see what these talented ladies made:

Serena Bee [you are here]
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Thank you for stopping by! Let me know which project is your favorite! I think i love the girl frame, there's just something so haunting about it!


  1. Wow! You used the stencil in so many ways. Loved how you used the stencil to deconstruct a flower!

  2. This is beautiful. The colors are fantastic.

  3. Beautiful cards. Didn't know that Tombows could be used like distress markers. I love the tombow color palette.

  4. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the stencil as the BG on the flower card. And I really love that pretty face on your 2nd card.

  5. Fantastic job of stenciling and coloring. I love these stencil duos. Great idea by Stampendous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wonderful layers on both cards. Well done.

  7. WOW! Your card is fantabulisciousness! LOVE your DIY background and the stenciling is gorgeous!
    Your frame is quite lovely also! I adore the beautiful "Glance" project! Absolute perfection! TFS!

  8. Awesome cards! Love the color combos and the textures!

  9. Fun way for using the paste with the stencil..I like your color pallet..With fun details in each design...

  10. you have such a beatiful talent serena im so happy for you

  11. Love the frame idea, beautiful job! And the modeling paste turned out so cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B. (USA)

  12. talent talent that is what a i say serena

  13. thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects.

  14. Both of these cards are so lovely. I love the colors you used, and the mixed media. ♥♥♥

  15. Love them both - think the mixed media is my favorite. Something I would really love to do.

  16. Wow! I love your projects! The colors are gorgeous! I love my Tombow pencils.

  17. FAbulous projects. My favorite is the mixed media card.

  18. Great creations and
    I love your colorful
    Carla from Utah

  19. Beautifully designed...and loving those colors, too!

  20. Terrific! I love the modeling paste background!!

  21. Wonderful cards! I love all the dimension you created on the first card with the modeling paste. The 2nd project is so elegant!

  22. Wow!!! Amazing way of using stencil. Beautiful colors!

  23. Wow- so very cool! Loving this hop!


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