Tuesday, June 18, 2013

You Are Appreciated! Celebrating 100 Years of Tombow


 In March of this year, Tombow kicked off its "100 Days of Tombow"program at the National Art Education Association Conference in Forth Worth, Texas. They promised to provide up to $10,000 of Tombow art products to the Council for Arts Education, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide. They asked 100 different bloggers across America to share a project using Tombow's products. For every submission by a blogger, Tombow donates $100.00 worth of products to the Council for Arts Education.

I was contacted by Tombow products and asked to participate in this special program celebrating 100 years to show how crafters and bloggers use Tombow products.  Tombow sent me a few products to share my "Tombow Time." 
I made a card using some of the products Tombow sent me.  First of all, I love love this Stamp Runner dot adhesive.  It is ergonomic.  Fits my hand and the hot pink color and size make it easy to find on my craft desk.  Also,  the adhesive has staying power.   Next, since this celebration is all about art education, I thought it would be fun to use the color pencils in a fun way.  I received Pale Tone 1.  I love the creamy texture and the smooth application.  However, I was blown away by how rich the pigment is.  I just scribbled colored back and forth using all the colors in the box onto a piece of true black card stock.  The colors are rich and vibrant even on a darker background.  Love that!  I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed.  Even the heat did not fade the rich color.   
I am using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I combined Verve's Teachers Count, Take Note, and So Fluttery stamp sets.  I also combined Verve's Cut Above Flutterby, Charming Banner, and Pennant Trim dies.   I combined all the alphabet images from Take Note onto one clear block and stamped onto the Limeade Ice card stock using Versa Mark.  I also used the number image from Teachers Count set to stamp a background on the Hawaiian Shores panel in Versa Mark.  I added my sentiment panel using Tombow adhesive.  I added a butterfly using So Fluttery and the matching die.  I just love this versatile butterfly set and die.  Lots of different looks and the perfect finishing touch.  I finished my card with a seam binding bow using Verve's Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection.  I used Deep Sea.   
As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Verve Stamps
kraft card stock, PTI Hawaiian shores, Limeade Ice, True Black
Memento tuxedo black, versa mark, PTI snow white pigment ink
Verve's Cut Above dies, Verve Ribbon Collection, Tombow Color pencils, Tombow Dot Adhesive, foam tape, dimensionals, May Arts ivory twine, PTI Hawaiian shore button, clear gems, white detailed ep



  1. HI THERE GF! {insert wave}

    How fun to be asked to design -- What a wonderful [cas card for you] card you made! Love the background! Hope all is going well!

  2. this is a great card Betty and I love the artsy background you created with the Tombow products


Thanks so much!

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