Monday, November 11, 2013

Tombow USA guest designer blog hop

Hi everyone!!  I am so excited to be this week's featured designer for Tombow USAI have a confession...  I play favorites.  Yep, my favorite glue is hands down Mono Multi liquid glue and it has been for YEARS.  Which is why I was so flattered and honored when Tombow contacted me to be a guest designer.
Funny story, when I first started card making I sent my mom a birthday card (looking back, it was pretty bad).  The following Thanksgiving I went down to my moms and saw the birthday card proudly displayed on her shelf.  To my HORROR the layers were coming up and embellishments falling off.  From that point on I discovered Mono Multi and NEVER looked back.  Now, I have cards that are over 5 years old and still perfectly glued together!
My card uses a cute cupcake image from Stamping Bella embellished with Prima flowers and purple rhinestones.  I started out by coloring the image with Tombow's Irojiten color pencils.  I am new to these color pencils and loved that there was a How-To video that helped me (linked at the bottom of the Irojiten page on the website).  They are super easy to use!
Its no secret that I use A LOT of nesting Spellbinders dies and one of the best things about Multi Mono liquid glue is you have several seconds to move your panel around until you get your layers PERFECTLY lined up!  I even bust out my ruler to make sure everything is perfect- no skewed layers for this girl.
I usually add a thin line of glue around the edges of my panels and a small circle of glue in the center.  I smudge it around a bit until my panels are lined up.
After everything was glued together, I added some piercing around the edge of my scalloped rectangle and I popped it up using the Foam Tabs.  By popping it up and giving it space from the card, it allows the light to show through the tiny holes adding another dimensional element!
 Mono Multi is also perfect for adhering lumpy embellishments.  I used to use glue dots with my Prima flowers -USED TO being the key phrase.  Nothing worse than putting a card in a protective sleeve and then taking it out and having the flower fall off and stay in the sleeve -lol!  No such worries with my Multi Mono!
Please join me for today's hop - here's the list of everyone playing along:
Tombow Blog
Michelle Woerner -you are here!
Tombow Blog

And YES, there is a prize package up for grabs for one lucky commenter!  To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the Design Team’s projects and “Like” the TombowUSA and Spellbinders Facebook page.  You have until Friday, 11/15 at 3pm EST to enter, the winner will be announced on the Tombow Blog at 3:30pm!
Prize package to include:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  I'll leave you with a close up picture!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Mommy and Baby Cupcakes (Stamping Bella)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White and Lovely Lavender (Gina K Designs)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Adhesive - Tombow Multi Mono liquid glue and Foam Tabs
Accessories - Tombow Trojiten color pencils in Verbena, Mulberry and Lilac; Spellbinders Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles; Liquid Pearls; Prima flowers in the Lil Missy and Audrey packs (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)


  1. what a cute card and would love to try theglue

  2. Very sweet card! Mono multi is DEFINITELY my go-to glue!

  3. Love your card Michelle and thank for the chance to win these great Tombow products. I am a big fan of both you Tombow. Can never have enough glue products. I love their markers too!

  4. Lovely card. I especially like the icing on the cupcakes. You did a grand job coloring. TFS!
    Cindy Lou

  5. Adorable card Michelle! I almost make a round card for the hop today, because I love all of the round cards you make. I ended up with my turkey wreath instead. :)

  6. cute card! thank you for hopping with us today.

  7. Love the card and the tutorial. thanks for sharing

  8. Beautiful card! Love the piercing and what a great idea to lift the panels up to let the light through. I love Tombow glue. One of these days, I am going to try out their pencils as well.

  9. My favorite kind of cupcakes! Beautiful and calorie free! Love the sparkle frosting and those flowers are gorgeous!!! Your layers are perfect!! TFS!

  10. Tombow has always been a go-to for me, too, Michelle. Love your card and thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I too use Tombow - my demo turned me onto it years ago! Love your coloring, Michelle.

  12. Very sweet cupcakes!! I just started using the mono liquid glue this year, and it's awesome!! I always glue my embellishments on, even sequins!! Love it!!

  13. I'm a huge fan of Tombow tape runners! I have had the card falling apart problem and its super embarrassing! I think I would like to try the Mono Multi liquid glue. I think your card is quite charming.

  14. Those are the best cupcakes ever, Michelle! You are a great spokesperson for the wonderful Tombow products!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. I have been using the Tobo Multi Glue for some time now and love it. Thanks for the pictures showing how you apply it! I also use the dot runner for small areas.Love your card, Michelle.

  16. Great job of coloring. Very pretty card.

  17. You made a card in my favorite color! Beautiful!
    I had the same problem, layers falling apart. Until I found Tombow multi glue. I never looked back. I pretty much pick up some when I go out, but running low. Thanks so much for this drawing!!!!

  18. Love the colors used
    on your fun card. Great
    use of the glitter and

  19. Really pretty Bday card! Love the liquid pearls and that you showed us how you used the glue. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  20. What a lovely card Michelle. It is so good to know more about what glues and other products you use. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize.

  21. Love these fresh colors and cute images.
    I don't have FB. Hope I still qualify for the drawing.
    <3 J

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  23. Cute birthday card! Love the cupcakes! I am a big colored pencil fan, they are my go to medium when I color my images. I'm off to check out the video!

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