Thursday, July 4, 2013

OWH & Tombow - July 4th Blog Hop



Welcome friends and Happy Independence Day! I am honored and excited to be participating in today's hop with our good friends at Tombow. If you've just happened on my post or find yourself lost  you'll find the the start of the hop at...


The card I have to share with you today is created with the Stampers Best Hero Panels stamp. This is one of many OWH Fundraiser stamps by Stampers Best, which means OWH gets $1 for every one sold. I used Tombow Permanent Adhesive, Power Adhesive Tabs and Mono Multi Liquid Glue to put it all together.


I started by stamping my image in black ink and then proceeded to paper piece several elements including the medal, its ribbon, the background behind the word art section and the blue canton of the flag. The Tombow Permanent Adhesive lays down in a thin, smooth layer making it ideal for paper piecing and the spill over is easily removed with a simple rubber cement pickup tool. While I do use a large ATG gun for my crafting I find it bit too bulky and uncomfortable when I am doing detail work like this so I always keep some small tape runners on hand.


I finished off some parts of the image with my markers and when it came time to glue the panel in place I opted for the Tombo Power Adhesive Tabs. They are super strong and have a slightly thinner profile than foam tape making them perfect for adding a bit of dimension yet virtually no bulk.



Just a tiny dab (the precision tip end is terrific) of the Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue was all it took to make sure that little silver star embellishment stayed right where I wanted it. I also used a small dab, as I always do, under my bows to keep them place.



Many thanks to our friends over at Tombow for supporting OWH and partnering with us for today's hop. Pictured below are the products I used today so you will know just what to look for the next time you're doing a little crafty shopping.  I encourage you to check out their entire line of adhesives and drawing products at their website too.



Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend among family and friends and that you'll take a moment to reflect on all those in our Armed Forces who sacrifice each and every day for the rest of us.

Now head on over to your next hop stop and see the crafty goodness that Jennie has in store for you today at...

Earthy Scrap



Happy Independence Day!
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P.S.  BLOG CANDY ALERT!! :) I will draw one random winner to receive a medium flat-rate USPS box chock full of an assortment of crafty goodies including stamps, paper, ribbon, card stock, envelopes, a bottle of Tombow Mono Liquid Multi Glue and more. Just include your email address in your comment so  I will know you want to be included in the drawing on Monday, July 8th!



PRODUCTS USED:
STAMPS: Hero Panels (Stampers Best)

ADHESIVES: Permanent Adhesive, Power Adhesive Tabs, Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
INK: Onyx Black (Versafine)
PAPER: Dots & Stripes (Echo Park), Print Poetry (Stampin Up)
OTHER: Stars Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), White Yarn


93 comments:

Kathy S said...

Great paper piecing, not sure I would have ever thought to stamp could be pieced, but you've done a great job. Also love the background of stars.

airbornewife said...

Paula... I LOVE your card . I have never thought about paper piecing that stamp... what a fantabulous idea. Thanks for sharing. My email is. sapperiam at gmail dot com. Happy 4th of July.

Pam

Susan Strawser said...

love, love, love your card. You did an awesome job coloring the image.

Susan C said...

Thank you so much for this card. I have this stamp and can now do a better job using it.
Thanks so much for all you do for OWH
Susan
scrandowatgmaildotcom

Nancy Keller said...

Oh Paula... I love your fussy cut details. So much love (and great glue.. Haha) was poured into this card! I love hose tabs, too. Thanks for sharing! This is such a stellar use of that image. Love it! Happy 4th to you!!!

ladybug said...

Just love this card! It bring together so many great images to represent our freedoms! And Thanks to Tombow for all their support!

Connie Grigson said...

Super cute ideas….I'm married to an active duty Airman and have recieved cards from OWH from him while deployed. Not sure if I have the skill to paper piece all that you did but it sure is a super cute card for someone special! 4gsnva@gmail.com

Julie said...

Awesome card, Paula! I had never thought of paper piecing that stamp but I love the way it looks! Thanks for the idea! And thanks so much for participating in our hop today!

Jen R said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I liked how you took the pictures to also show the dimensions. This looked like a lot more work until I realized you had a stamp for it! I will have look for that stamp now! Loved what you did! Radloff jen at cable one dot net

Diane said...

Thanks for the great directions for your card- the paper piecing is outstanding! I have that stamp and now I know what to do with it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! Paula, that is an awesome patriotic card. I love the piecing you did on it. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

Wow! The thought of paper piecing a large image like that is daunting but you did a fantastic job. I have never seen the Tombow power tabs before. I'm going to look for those while I'm out and about.

FLstampaddict said...

Paula,
Loved the 4th of July card! What an interesting way to do the "hero" on your card! Vey unique. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th!

Carol J said...

As always you did a wonderful card. I like the paper piecing idea.
Carol
carollogan@pie.midco.net

Lori in AZ said...

Wow what a beautiful card. The details are amazing. I better
start practicing my fussy cuts and my coloring!
Thanks for sharing. azwriterlori@gmail.com

Sandy Allnock said...

Piecing? Never even occurred to me for this stamp! Lovely job, this is so beautiful! But then your work always inspires me, Paula! Happy 4th!!

Melissa T. said...

Love the paper piecing! :) A little fussy cutting with a cup of coffee is my favorite.
:)

gabby2057 said...

Great card. Very good idea, paper piercing the middle part of the stamped image. You did a terriffic job with that stamp.
I dont think I have seen the liquid tombow but use the tape runners.

Penny Ward said...

Paula...super duper card! Yikes...gonna have to have this stamp now. I love to paper piece. Thanks for the enabling and the chance to win a box of goodies!!!

conil said...

Awesome paper-piecing on this truly wonderful card. Love it.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the paper piecing!
debbiedeefisher@yahoo.com

Dolores said...

You always inspire us with your great cards and ideas like paper piecing this stamp...terrific! Thanks for all you do for OWH, and especially the monthly bootcamp which provides the important basics for all art forms.

Nancy M said...

Lovely job, as always! I love the stamp you chose and the blue DP, especially. Thanks for all the tips, the chance to win (fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed--gonna be super hard to craft, huh?!) and for sharing this great card! Happy 4th. RBBRRMWN at YAHOO dot COM

Linda said...

This idea is sooo... cool. I have that stamp and would never have thought to use this technique. What a beautiful card!

Lindawatson@sbcglobal.net

Joan K said...

Paula, I love that you are so detail oriented in your description and pictures! I have this stamp set and never tried paper piecing with it - now I must!
joankrebs@yahoo.com

Sharon Roselli said...

Great card! Love this image! Your paper piecing is awesome. never used the tabs before will have to get some. Thanks for sharing. marose6@comcast.net

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, gorgeous card Paula! I love all the different elements you've added, the textures are so rich looking!

Happy 4th of July!

Valerie said...

Love your card.
Library Lady 1954 Hotmail com

Rebecca King said...

Love the stamps and design of your card. Good job!!! starshine5@att.net

Ava Oxley said...

Loving the crafty genius! I too like the ATG, but it can't easily adhere the smaller paper pieces and embellies on a card. I've also had problems finding adhesives to permanently affix those smaller embellishments to my OWH cards. I've even had to break out my super glue! Thanks for sharing that Tombow has that permanent adhesive for just such projects.

mak44070 said...

Thanks for the directions

Aimee said...

Thank you for detailing how/why you used each adhesive - as a newbie to card-making, I'm a little overwhelmed by the selections! - and also showing a picture of the product used.

Great card! You have tons of talent!

Aimee

Jo Ann Usey said...

Spectacular card! I love the panels and thanks for showing us how to make the HERO stand out!

Judy said...

Great Card!
I have a # of SD OWH stamps but not this one. Now that I see how wonderful you did with the piecing I want it!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a great idea to do paper-piecing with that stamp! Thanks! I love the card!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a great idea to do paper-piecing with that stamp! Thanks! I love the card!

Robin said...

I always forget about the paper piecing, but I'm not sure my stamps are the best for that, but I'm going to give it a try. jellybean_82@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the paper piecing I would of never thought to do that. I have that stamp so now i have a good idea how to do different things with it. thanks Mary L Schreiber

grandmalee said...

It's always wonderful seeing so many long-time supporters of OWH in the skips and hops. I really look forward to your cards as well as all of the wonderful projects like the bootcamp you do for OWH. Do you ever sleep???

I love this card and what you did with this awesome Stamper's Best image. The details that you put into your cards are always a hit with me. I haven't paper pieced much lately (or done much thanks to my broken right hand), but after seeing what a difference it made here, I must go back to the basics instead of trying everything new that comes around. Thanks again for everything thta you do for OWH! You're such a blessing to the troops as well as the cardmakers who rely on you at OWH. Have a fabulous 4th of July!!!

Andrea T said...

Paula, I always enjoy seeing your work. You did a great job with the paper piecing. Tombow mono is great for all of those really tiny spots. Love using it. avtaft at aol

Jennie Garcia said...

LOVE the paper piecing and the double bow!! Great card!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

linda said...

Paula, great card. These adhesive squares look perfect. less bulky than others. Anyway, thanks for chance to win.

Misty said...

Wow Paula! Stunning as usual! I cant wait till I can afford that stamp set. I would like to try that piecing you do.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Shari B said...

Beautifully detailed card! The hero who receives this will really be wowed!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Paula I always enjoy your cards and your instructions. I love the card and the paper piecing..I'm going to try the adhesive for that..looks like I'm going shopping. :)
enclosing my email because I would love some "Blog Candy"
dc@hopetoseeyousoon.com

Annie Wills said...

Love the images you chose and the paper piecing looks great. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card. AnnieBWills at gmail dot com

Melissa Cash said...

Love your card Paula! The paper piecing and all of the little details are fab! Melissa, Tombow DT

Nancy Boyd said...

I never thought of paper piecing with stamped images. Thanks for sharing your ideas. nmbwen@yahoo.com

Sybrina K said...

Paula,

Love this card! Your coloring is so well done. The paper piecing was a great idea!

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy -- and for all you do for OWH!

cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com

Bert B said...

WOW! what a great card! I hope to one day be able to do more cards like this, working on getting my skill level up!
bertrn1@netscape.net
thanks!

Lynn said...

Cool card...great tutorial on the paper-piecing. that takes a lot of patience. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
dardalynn at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Perfect;y done...love this stamp! tfs!!! lough855ataoldotcom

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool card. Love the three panels and the hero panel is really effective. Great job on this design. I use that rubber pickup too. Works very well.

Anne said...

Great card. STAMPERS BEST has very nice stamps for OWH. Would love em all.! I would like to be included in your very generous giveaway. Thank you.
Anne.
kittymom7@aol.com

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you paper-pieced part of the image. TFS

JoAnn said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail address.
geojoburn at embarqmail.com

Cropaddict said...

I love stamping but have stayed away from the ones that require too much coloring. Thanks so much for the idea about paper piecing the stamp. Love the idea and your card.
Sandi
Cropaddict at cox dot net

Kaylee Snyder said...

Paula, your combination of paper piecing and coloring is fabulous. Love the double looped bow too.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like this stamp and your paper piecing.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

Hi. Great card. Just really like those OWH stamps. Learning lots today on these sites regarding not just new cardmaking tips but new Tombow products. I would like to be included in your generous give away of wonderful products. Thank you.
Anne
kittymom7@aol.com

Erika said...

It took a bit to see the word "Hero", but when I did, I was amazed at the work you did! Very inventive, Paula! Thanks for participating in the blogskip today and hope you have a happy 4th!

roseofs said...

Terrific card! The paper piecing adds a lot. I use the Tombow small runner all the time (haven't sprung for the ATG gun yet) and it's my favorite. The white bow adds a lot to the card. You're right - any hero would love to use this card! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Paula. Such detail and layering. Your explanation of the process was so clear and made me feel "I could do that too." ;-) Thank you for all you do for OWH. I use my Tombow tape runner for small areas too. Glenda F

WhoMom said...

Paula,
Your card is awesome! I love to color and love to paper piece. Maybe this stamp is still available? It's nice to see the adhesives used and know they work, had some problems with that recently.
It would be wonderful to be included in your drawing for goodies.
lyn@plkaufmann.com
Lyn

mtscrapgal said...

Paula, I loved all the striking details of your card. The paper piecing added a lot to the design. Thanks for supporting OWH AND for giving your own blog candy. anghall2@windstream.net

Diana Evensen said...

Thank you for sharing the idea and demonstrating how the panels stamp can be used. Very cool. Thank, too, for giving a bit more detail on the Tombow "tabs" - perfect for OWH!

epmo at usa dot net

Happy 4th!

SuzAnn said...

I'm so impressed with your card, Paula! I love that stamp but am intimidated by it and yet you colored it and paper pieced! It turned out amazing. Thanks for all you do for OWH!

SuzAnn
OWH Board member

hana jones said...

what a great card and your paper piecing I never would have thought of for them things ...thanks for a great card and all the great ideas you have shown us ....

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fantastic card and thanks for a chance at some Yummy blog candy too.
terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

PoJo said...

AWESOME does not begin to describe your card! Thanks for sharing your great card!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Pat Y said...

Love the pattern papers you used with the red and blue.
bpyenoratyahoodotcom

Kathy said...

Paula, I love the way you paper pieced the card. Fantastic!

Rufus said...

Wow, Paula, fantastic job on the paper piecing! Created a really good looking card. Thanks to Tombow for partnering with OWH and helping our Heroes. Also, thanks to you Paula for all you do for OWH! I love my Tombow Mono Multi...great stuff. rufus704atyahoodotcom, thanks for the chance at some more of it!
R/

BobbisTreasure said...

Beautiful detail on this card. The loving care really shows!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Beautiful card, with so much detail, truly a work of love!

Aunt Dee said...

Fabulous Card and I love the paper piecing you did on the Card. Your color work is fabulous. this is a fantastic stamp. Great job!

aunt.dee@hotmail.com

rstuck2003 said...

Your card is beautiful!! I never would have thought it was paper pieced together by looking at it! You did an awesome job on it. Thank you for sharing. reneedotstuck@gmaildotcom

TexasGramma said...

Beautiful card. You've done a terrific job with the details.

Cheryl Depler said...

Exciting. You did a great job.
Thanks! Please use this address below to notify me if I win your goodies. Thanks for offering that. It's so exciting getting presents!

cdepler@neo.rr.com

Tami B. said...

I really like this stamp and the way you paper pieced part of it.

Janice said...

Great combination of images. I like how you layered your card with the red embossed cardstock and blue print paper as the background. The bow is a nice embellishment to your wonderful creation.

Ann said...

Paula, what a fabulous card! I LOVE the white yarn bow and you did a fabulous job paper piecing! bam7462atgmaildotcom

sf_crafter said...

Paula,

Great card! Your paper piecing is wonderful and I love the embellishments that you used.

Bev

Janis said...

Love your creative card!!!
<3 J

Fran Green said...

I love your card - it has it all and is done beautifully. The texture of the embossed stars, paper piecing and coloring. Thanks for showing me how I can combine some of the paper crafting methods I've learned. fmgreen77@gmail.com

Cynthia Rose said...

A beautiful card plus I learned a new word (canton).

Cynthia Rose said...

sorry, forgot to include my email. cynthiarosedesigns@hotmail.com
Thanks

Gilu J said...

Love how you've done paper piecing here.

heather said...

Great card! I love the paper piecing!!! I'm thinking I have to have this stamp too! :) Heather C - momofcody1993atyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Great card, made so by that extraordinary paper piecing. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Oops! Forgot to include my contact info, just in case, so will rewrite my comment, too, and you can edit/delete one of them.

This a great card, made even more extraordinary by the paper piecing you did. Nicely done!

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Diana N. said...

Great job of paper piecing and coloring! I love the close up details in your photos.

Marsha said...

Very cool card Paula. Especially love that ribbon and medal. Love Tombow products too!

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