Friday, May 27, 2011

Tombow Guest DT

Hello everyone....

Today is my last project as a Guest Design for


I had so much fun...
totally enjoyed my time there!!!

Tire Swinging Dragon

I have always had a fascination with moving cards
creating them whenever I can.
Whether it slides, jiggles, swings, teeters or spins the
reaction from the recipient is the best part of it all!!

The fabulous images are from

High Hopes Stamps

Tire Swing Dragon R-151
Never Tire E-255
Branch M-042

Cut green card stock 6”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”
to form the card. Emboss the whole card with the
CB floral screen embossing folder. Using the large oval
nestability I cut a hole in the center of the card
approx. ¾” from the bottom in the card front.
I cut a large oval from the purple card stock and
before removing it from the die I traced around
the die with a pencil and hand cut the thin frame.
Cut a piece of purple card stock 2 1/8” x 4 1/8”.
Lay it on the card where it is to be placed and
from the inside draw the part oval
and hand cut this piece out.


to create the clouds......

I used 2 pieces of plain white card stock cut at
4” x 6” and 3 x 4 ½” I cut out a large scallop
oval nestability for my cloud template. With a sponge
dauber and faded jeans distress ink I lightly
sponged around the scallops moving the template
to different angles to form the clouds. I went back
in with the template just slightly off the blue
and sponge some dusty concord distress
ink to create a shadow.

I trimmed the smaller finished cloud piece down
to 2” x 4” and adhered it to the preciously cut
purple piece of cardstock with Tombow Mono
aqua liquid glue. I trimmed it to the oval of the
purple piece. Using Tombow foam tabs I adhered
it to the top of the card leaving even spacing on
top and sides above the oval.

With the 4’ x 6” finished cloud piece I moved it
around the oval from the inside of the card to get
the best look, marked the edges and trimmed it
to fit inside the front of the card. I adhered it with
Tombow mono aqua liquid glue. I adhered the
thin purple oval frame to the oval cut out on the
front of the card with a very thin line of Tombow
mono aqua liquid glue from the fine tip.

I stamped and embossed the images with black
EP and painted them with Tombow markers,
paintbrush and water and cut them out. I cut
a length of bakers twine approx. 7” long. Starting at
the tire I adhered the twine to the rope on the
image with a very fine line of the liquid glue making
sure I have enough twine to wrap around the tire
and back behind the dragon and enough to wrap
around the branch at the top also. Glue the twine all
the way up the rope on the image. Wrap
the top of the twine around the branch
judging the dragon in the center of the oval and
tie around the branch. I used the Tombow small
foam tabs for the back of the branch and when
I had the right positioning of the dragon I adhered
the branch to the clouds. Fold the twine around
the tire and adhere it to the back
of the dragon with tape.

The dragon will now swing from the branch!!!!

I have added the color chart for the
dragon and here is a list of the Tombow
markers I used.

Tombow markers

N65-N75-N25 ….Tire
076-098….Leaves and dragon body
942-933-946….Body and face
623-636 Purple

Have a wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by....



Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS!!!!! The detail and depth you got on your coloring is amazing! The bumps on the tire look 3-D!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Karen your coloring is amazing, fabulous and totally jaw dropping. You have a beautiful blog filled with inspiration!

Shirley said...

Too cute for words, and very clever what you did with the tree for a limb too!! Wonderful!

Sharon said...

Oh this is just so cute Karen!

I love the gorgeous clouds they look fabulous :)

Sharon x

Crystal said...

Karen this is AWESOME, I LOVE your clouds.....totally fun and creative design!!! LOVE IT!

Cindy Haffner said...

Karen this is FABULOUS!!~

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow, what a wonderful and funny card Karen. The clouds are so wonderful and the image is so sweet!
Hugs Jacqueline

Kristine Reynolds said...

How nice of you to give such detailed instructions! Your card is fabulous (as always!)

Jean said...

Karen I love your card, great instructions for those of us who can't color well... LOL Thanks for sharing!

Tasha said...

WOW i didnt know you could get such amazing depth with Tombows! You certainly are the queen of the markers...i love how you created the clouds too
love tasha xx