Thursday, December 05, 2013

Tombow and Core'dinations!

How fun is that?!???!???!
I love me some Tombow. Mono adhesive is the BOMB Diggity. I use it all the time and today is no exception.  So I thought this project was appropriate because I got some of my Christmas decorations out and this frame was falling apart because the glue was old. Humph I obviously didn't use Tombow the first time! What to do?  What to do?  Well, have no fear Tombow is here to fix it for me!

I redid everything except the base of the frame that I painted a year ago with some crackle paint and some inks. I was originally a dollar store find at Michaels. I added some more glitter spritz and the green Jenni Bowlin Core Impression frame and the bow and other details. It was fun "redoing" this project...or is this what they call upcycling?  I never know what that means.  I also added a David Tutera Celebrate Tag. Unfortunately no picture yet because this will house our Christmas card this year. Note that there isn't one because we never did one last year! LOL!

Bow is May Arts Ribbon and the clear ornament is from Clear Scraps.

Here is one of the reasons I love me my Mono Multi dries CLEAR! So I hung the hemp over the corner of the frame and then used the clothespin to keep in place while it dried will only take a minute, don't worry! I know a lot of people don't have patience but this dries quickly.

And see this card?  This tree was inside this frame...since I was redoing it...I thought it needed a full scale redo so I salvaged this and made it into a card!  All I did was mount it on to Step 2 layers from David Tutera Celebrate and then a card base from Step 1.

And I was tricky here....I think :) Since this was already glued together, I just put some Mono Adhesive on this Webster's pin and stuck it through the green and red layer! Voila! It will stay in place now.

And then layered it to a few more of David's layers. This one is the A7 Lace Doily Assortment. Gorgeous! They come this way so no die cutting...just adhere it with a few dots of Mono like I did here.

So...hop to win, right??!???!? Now keep in mind today is the LAST day to hop on the blog as both companies will be picking winners tomorrow. AND did you see this on FB??? Like and comment to WIN here on Facebook for ANOTHER chance to win what you see below.

Ellen Sosnoski --- ME :) 

And, of course, we have some Core up for grabs! Comment to win all week long  for a chance to win a  Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress  collection pack and a Sand it Set. Leave a comment letting us know something you learned along the way and we will pick winner Friday afternoon. AND don't forget to comment over on the Tombow blog for a chance to win some of their goodies, too!
Don’t forget about the Tombow Facebook page and the Core page, too…you never know when giveaways pop up there!
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Evelyn said...

The card with your background is just great - I think the green frame makes it stand out - want to try this with some paper I made last week with great splatters! The tree is also a great card - I've also re-crafted parts of cards that have been sent to me and really enjoy the challenge of making something more appealing out of them. As I make more and more cards I find that I want to continually upgrade some of my older cards. Just learning new techniques and ideas is fascinating. Thanks for your two great cards.

Kim Moreno said...

Aawesome cards! Love these Ellen!!

dstandard said...

Haha realized after I posted the last comment that I was still signed in under Kim's blog! Love your cards! Her internet had a virus and I put up her post last night for her!

barbara macaskill said...

What a great idea! I think I am going to have to craft steal this and make one of these! I love all the little details! That pin is so cute and I love the twine bow! TFS!

bearsmother said...

Love the distressed look of the frames. The re-cycled tree looks good in the card. Great projects.

Janis said...

Thanks for showing us how you did this step by step. Love that you made a card, also, out of what had been in the frame.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Shari Czerwinski said...

Great tutorial. Creative idea with the frame! Thanks :)

cghundley said...

Great use for the
frame and the card
came out so pretty.
Carla from Utah

NanW said...

Two great projects.

JPScraps said...

Awesome projects! Love the embossed tree.

TracyM #6773 said...

WELL DONE on your frame recovery Ellen!!! Sure hope you get a happy family Christmas photo to fill it :)
... it is SO frustrating when your adhesive fails - it has happened to me on some layouts & home decor items and I know that restoring them can take longer than it took to create them in the first place.
LOVE your pretty card too - the David Tutera layers are lovely, especially the doily die cut!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration :)

Katie said...

Your frame is awesome! I love the sanded Joy tag, and your card is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lynn Hardy said...

I like your frame and card!

Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

Hi Ellen,

I'm totally blonde!! I do not know how to reply on a comment on my blog :-(
Thank you for visiting and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my core'dinations cards, I really appreciate it very much!

Kind regards

Libiya jhon said...

I think its very important to get some good advice before you get your fake tan applied.
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