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Blog hopping with Tombow

April 20, 2014

Hello everyone,

Welcome to day three of the Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Blog Hop. I am so happy to join the last day of the blog hop. I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful projects our Design Team created for you! If you are here from Karen Aicken then you’re in the right place. If not then you may want to start at the beginning of the hop at the Tombow Blog.

For my project I used one of our new Peel-offs combined with the Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot Card die set that matches the Flower Labels peel-offs. For coloring I used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. The colors of the pens are just beautiful and I love the technique of blending using the blender pen. I really enjoyed making this card. Please follow my instructions below. Oh and don’t forget to read about our blog hop prize at the end of this post!

Thank you for stopping by,



1. Place outline peel-offs onto watercolor paper. (Save the negative – you will be using these leftovers later in the project)
2. Using the Tombow Dual Brush Markers shown in the photo, layer the color in the leaves using the lightest marker first to fill the entire leaf. Then add the darker tones as shown in the photo. The base of the leaf and the areas where leaves overlap will be darkest, the tips will remain light. Use the blender pen to soften the colors and create the shading. Repeat for the flowers, again working light to dark, blending the colors with the blender pen. Add a soft background with color 020 and the blending pen.

Els 1

Els 2

3. Cut out the flower label and the individual flowers. Add tiny Glitter Dots to stamens.
(There are 4 sizes on the Glitter Dot Peel-offs sheet, use the smallest)


4. Die cut a pivot card with two layers cut at the same time: Outside layer = solid color cardstock 4.25″ x 11″ scored at the center. Inside layer = patterned paper 4″ x 10.75″ scored at the center and held in place with temporary tape so the score lines match. Die cut largest accessory piece label from patterned paper, die cut next largest label from 2 labels from solid color cardstock that matches Tombow 020 as closely as possible.
5. Die cut Happy Birthday from Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet.
6. Cut away the label shapes from the patterned paper and glue it to the inside of the card.
7. Glue the crocus label and one of the individual crocus flowers to the inside of the pivot card.
Glue the patterned and solid color labels to the left side of the pivot. Add Happy Birthday.


8. To decorate the outside of the card, glue a 1.75″ x 4.25″strip of dot pattern paper to the left and right sides of the outside of the card. Glue the two remaining colored crocus to the right side of the card (the front when the card is closed).


9. Remove the black background around the leftover peel-off sheet pieces as shown in the photo below. Use the Transfer Sheet to pick up the pieces, first the label, then the flowers (one at a time). Position the label pieces on the back of the pivot that has the colorful crocus on the front. Position two of the single crocuses at the bottom right of the inside of the card.


10. Add a fine line decorative peel-off to the edges of the patterned paper on the inside of the card and at the edge of the dot pattern strips on the outside of the  card.


Close-up of the front of the card when closed.


Close-up of the back of the card when closed.

11. Fold the card so it stands, with the frame as a valley fold and the pivot labels as a mountain fold. (Card folds flat for mailing)

Els 3


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
768 Katie Label Pivot Card die
783 Happy Birthday die
WP903 Watercolor Paper
Flower Peel-offs (Available soon through Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1167 Borders Assorted Peel-offs black
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs Purple
sku 600 Transfer Sheet
Fine Pointed Scissors

Dual Brush Pens (Colors used: 020, 126, 133, 528, 676, 679, 685)
N00 Dual Brush Blender Pen
Xtreme Adhesive tape runner

Other – White cardstock, Pattern paper.

And here is our amazing blog hop prize:

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It includes:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Selection of Peel-Off stickers
Watercolor Paper
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Congratulations die
Stand Up Helpers die set
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet

Xtreme Adhesive
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro

In order to enter to win the prize, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects.
And if you like to see more wonderful projects in the future, make sure to “Like” us on Facebook! TombowUSA and Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The winner will be announced on Monday April 21st at 3:30 P.M. EST on the Tombow blog.


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  • Reply PA April 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Absolutely Stellar! Love the color combinations! Simple Sweet! My kind of card and design! Miss Els…Mahalo Nui Loa for ALL you do! Absolutely LOVE All your products, designs, techniques! Keep Up The Stellar Job! <3

  • Reply Mary Prasad April 22, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Absolutely stunning card! Love the colors!

  • Reply Natalie April 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Beautiful card! Love the pivot cards!

  • Reply Robyn April 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

    always fantastic cards

  • Reply TracyM #6773 April 21, 2014 at 6:18 am

    STUNNING card, LOVE the colours, LOVE the shading, LOVE the design, LOVE the sparkle, LOVE the peel offs and LOVE the pivot – LOVE IT ALL!!!

  • Reply Ann Gibbins April 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Another beautiful card. Looking forward to the craft show in Brisbane in June. Oh can I wait that long decision decisions. Love the idea of having the peel off that match the pop it up dies. You are amazing Els

  • Reply Jacqueline Smith April 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Fabulous card, love those colours!

  • Reply Jeannie Huff April 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing more about the Tombow markers. I’ve learned a lot this week.

  • Reply Barbara Edwards April 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Always inspiring

  • Reply Smokie April 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful hop. Those are some very eye-catching flowers; pretty.

  • Reply Linda H April 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    As always another gorgeous card. Love your products! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Linda April 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Els, I just love all the glitz and glitter on your cards. I have enjoyed this blog hop and thanks to your design for sharing all their ideas.

  • Reply Robin B. April 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors and flowers.

  • Reply Vicki Sopcak April 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I like how you used the whole sticker including the negative to give us more inspiration. Your coloring is amazing too. Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs make a great team. I love both of them!!!

  • Reply Keirsten April 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Love the use of the negatives on the card!

  • Reply yvette williams April 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    The coloring job was so very pretty and the use of the negative was just right. Everything about the card was just right.

  • Reply Kim April 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Love the Glitter dots and the border. That little extra that just makes the whole thing come together.

  • Reply mdcash April 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Els, your card is so beautiful! We are going to miss you at Stamp Escape this year! Someday, you will get to go into Yosemite! 🙂

  • Reply Amy C. April 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Lovely card! Your coloring is beautiful and the colors so vivid!

  • Reply sharon April 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Absolutely love this card and your attention to detail is great. Your instructions are clear and detailed, thank you for that it is appreciated when designers not only share but take the time to help others re-create your lovely designs. Thank you

  • Reply Denise Tretheway April 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I’m trying to comment on your Day 3 blog hop project, but I may be in the wrong place on Day 2. Anyway, please submit my comment here for day 3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the purple flowers. Wonderful display of the Tombow markers. The blending is fantastic!

  • Reply Camille Short April 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    This card is absolutely stunning and definitely inspiring. Thank you for sharing your charming card. It has given me some new ideas.

  • Reply Txcowgirl April 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I want to thank you for all the inspiration and teaching expertise you’ve shared with us. I have watched numerous videos you’ve done, and you have given me confidence to try it for myself. Love all your designs, and you are a wonderful teacher.

  • Reply Vickie Farrow April 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Love this card. Colors are great!

  • Reply heifer21 April 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Very pretty and detailed. Love the colors so Bright. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Dianne Lucht April 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    went to els class when she was in Brisbane Australia, just love the accordion cards

  • Reply Donna April 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for so much for the Blog Hop!!! I think these are so fun. Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

  • Reply Gretchen April 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Such a gorgeous card and the color is fabulous, I love purple. The new designs are wonderful. Thanks Els for sharing your wonderful talent.

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Such a gorgeous card Els, love the vibrant colors you used on the flowers

  • Reply Carla Hundley April 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Gorgeous and thanks for
    the instructions. Beautiful
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Deborah Long April 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Just love those crocuses- great job!

  • Reply Lynn Fletcher April 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Your card is full of vibrant color and so tastefully and artistically done! 🙂

  • Reply adie April 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    fabulous card and very good tutorial

  • Reply Jenne Lamb April 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Very pretty!

  • Reply Brenda mck April 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I love the bright colors and how you used all of the peel off.

  • Reply Marilyn April 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love the colors on this card. So inspiring and vibrant.

  • Reply Martha April 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    thanks for teaching

  • Reply Katie B. April 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful card! I love all of the pink inside. 🙂 Thank you for showing us how you attached and colored and cut out the peel-off’s. Beautiful work, and I love the gems too. Another fav. thing is how you cut out the solid back, that that look! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  • Reply kiaretta April 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Great card. I like expecially the use of negative peel off.

  • Reply barbara macaskilll April 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    What gorgeous colors! Love the deep purples and greens!! A very Springaliscious card sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face for days to come!! TFS!

  • Reply Sharon-Jane April 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    What a great card. And the directions are great. Easy to follow!

  • Reply lhsaenz April 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful card!

  • Reply Samantha F. April 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    You’re cards are always awesome, Els! Can’t wait to take your classes in Roseville in a few weeks.

  • Reply Robyn Finley-Pope April 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I love your card and I have enjoyed “The Hop” since I have all of these new ideas and tips. Els you are truly amazing!!!!

  • Reply Heidi Schleimer April 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful card.I love the peel off sticker!

  • Reply Lynn April 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, Els. This is a beautiful card. Especially luv the colors. I have done so much with your peel offs and love each and every look.

  • Reply Denise Bryant April 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Fabulous coloring on this gorgeous card! Love the pivot card die and the beautiful flowers!

  • Reply kellyboothKelly Booth April 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME Els…..LOVE LOVE this card and the Vibrant colors and the New Peel offs Rock!!!!

  • Reply Renee Collier April 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Love all of the details. And the colors are amazing! Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.

  • Reply sandyhalliburton April 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    another beautiful card! i love all your detailed instructions and hope i get to see you here in roseville in ~6 weeks!

  • Reply shariz4267 April 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful coloring on a great card! Can hardly wait for the new peel off stickers!! Hope to see you soon!

  • Reply Robbie April 20, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I just ordered a bunch of your peel offs. Can’t wait to use them! Gorgeous card.

  • Reply Susie Nichols April 20, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Just lovely!! I am going to need a better storage system for all the outline stickers on my shopping list!! Thanks for the great blog hop!!

  • Reply Rosemary Lam April 20, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Lovely Project!!

  • Reply Charmaine April 20, 2014 at 10:41 am

    So beautiful both coming and going! Thanks for the inspiration to use the leftover pieces.

  • Reply Renee April 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Love the use of the negative space stickers…beautiful card

  • Reply Charles Bailey April 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Hi El
    Sorry I won’t be able to see you this week in South Carolina but will be thinking about your class and how much I’m missing. Have a great time at Scrapbooks by the Sea.

    • Reply Els van de Burgt April 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Charles, I was hoping to meet you again!! Hope you are doing well and if you have time to just stop at the store please come in and say hello.

  • Reply beejaymc April 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

    What a beautiful card! I love the step by step instructions. And I love the instructions about decorating the back! Thanks!

  • Reply aholmescsAlicia Holmes April 20, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Great ideas, thank you

  • Reply Carol B (CC)) April 20, 2014 at 9:56 am

    The peel offs make great colorful and easy accents!
    Carol bu

  • Reply Kerr April 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Thx and Happy Easter!

  • Reply Denise Williams Key April 20, 2014 at 9:39 am

    The flip it card is beautiful! The tulips are stunning! Love those Tombow markers the colors are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Chris W. April 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Great card – I love all of the colorful details!

  • Reply Linsey R April 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Coolness! What a uniquely fantastic card! I love the interactive elements and interesting shape–it’s wonderful! I love how you designed this using the negatives n all! super inspiring creation!! Beautiful job showcasing the brilliance of Tombow and Elizabeth Crafts together!!!

  • Reply carrie April 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Wow! Love this card with the vibrant color and the use of the negative as well as the positive shapes.

  • Reply Gayle Milbourne April 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Such a beautiful card…Tulips are my favorite. Looking forward to trying these tips and techniques out soon! Happy Easter you all.

  • Reply Sue April 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Love the vibrancy of the colors and the way you use the peel offs and the transfers to incorporate together!!

  • Reply bearsmother April 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    The purples are so pretty. Great card. I have to get some of these peel offs and the markers. Happy Easter.

  • Reply robsgirl1961 April 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Lovely card!!! I just got my set of Tombows and I’m so excited to try them out!!

  • Reply Maureen April 20, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love the crocus flowers, great tutorial!

  • Reply Karen E. April 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful! I love this card! I have that die and am going to use it today! Inspired to use my pile of peel offs too! Love Els products and miss the classes at my local L.A. store!

  • Reply Stephani Batty April 20, 2014 at 7:38 am

    WOW! What a beautiful card. Love all the techniques, the colors. I just love ECD products. They are so versatile. And now, doing this blog hop I’m wanting to try the Tombow markers.

  • Reply BeverlyBLB April 20, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I hadn’t noticed your crocus (or would that be croci) before. Love them and their negatives are wonderful! Like how you added the decorative peel off borders. Gives a very nice finish and a rectangle of paper is much easier to cut and place correctly. Love all that you’re doing and love that glitter finish.

  • Reply Alice leonard April 20, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Oh I love your colors and the card isjust gorgous.

  • Reply Linda DesGroseilliers April 20, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I love this card! I hadn’t realized that you would be having peel offs for the Katie’s Label die — can’t wait to get them!!!

    • Reply Els van de Burgt April 20, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Linda, I will design more matching Peel off stickers. It just works really well together.

  • Reply maureenb1Maureen April 20, 2014 at 7:30 am

    All I can say is:- aaaaaah

  • Reply Sabrina Radican April 20, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Reply Cynthia Clark April 20, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Beautiful card, love the colors.

  • Reply Marge Burns April 20, 2014 at 7:01 am

    What a bright super card. I love all the colors. I can’t wait to get my pivot die……..been waiting two months for it to get here.

    • Reply Els van de Burgt April 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Marge, don’t know where you did order it but the die has been available from the time we introduced it. It is so much fun to work with so you don’t want to wait that long:-)!

  • Reply Jodie Hatch April 20, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Beautiful card and I love the colours. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  • Reply Heather B. April 20, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Love the vibrant colors of magenta- the tulip/crocus flowers are gorgeous.

  • Reply mrscraft April 20, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Great use of color

  • Reply marycnasser April 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Gorgeous card! Love the aerial view of it! And the combination of colored flowers and flower silhouettes is lovely!

  • Reply Sharon Roselli April 20, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Love this card with the bright flowers and awesome die.

  • Reply cottagerca April 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

    thanks for the step out photo’s and coloring steps, as i feel so much better understanding the possibilities, appreciated

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I really love the bright colors you’ve used!

  • Reply Diane Hover April 20, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful and colorful and happy colors!!! What a gorgeous card that would cheer anyone up for any occassion..Love it!!

  • Reply Faye douglas April 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Lovely card

  • Reply Betty Bywater April 20, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I love the use of the negatives on the pink background. Great card Els.

  • Reply Angela Eccles April 20, 2014 at 4:39 am

    This is such a lovely project.The very detailed instructions are really useful. Looking forward to trying some of the techniques.

  • Reply Karen W April 20, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Another great card and inspiration. I love the colors

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