Blog hopping with Tombow

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.


  1. 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

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!!

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

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

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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!!!!

  19. 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.

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

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

  22. 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!!

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

  24. 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.

    • 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.

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

  26. 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!!!

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

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

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

  32. 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.

    • 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:-)!

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

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

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