Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gold and Cork bloghop with Tombow and DCWV




Hello and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Marie Browning's blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the DCWV Blog to start!

Thanks for joining us today,
hope you find some inspiration and new ways to use your supplies. 

I made a mini book using the kraft mini album from the DCWV Insta Photo Fun line. Then, I decorated the cover with a washi tape frame and die cuts from the DCWV memory book 'Brights.' (There are awesome shaped vellum stickers in the memory book!) 

 I added the gold on the owl and the frame. Here's how I did that: 
(If you're a fan of tombow, you may have seen my post about this technique on their facebook page a few weeks ago)


I dabbed Tombow mono liquid glue on all the spots I wanted to make golden. I just used the pen tip applicator. The glue stays tacky when dry, so it's perfect for this application. 


When the glue turned clear, I applied the gold leaf following the instructions on my package.
Some of the edges of the gilded areas needed to be cleaned up a bit. I just pushed the gold leafing with my nail to make a neater edge.


I  finished it off with a ribbon & twine bow. The gold ribbon is from May arts and I love it, I'm stingy with it.


The Tombow foam tape roll is awesome. I put 2 lines of  Tombow foam tape behind the owl and it's on for good! It's great being able to cut my foam tape to the size I need. I was able to just tear it with my hands. I love it when I can use my hands as tools. 


This is the 'title page' of my mini. I plan to put in fun, random photos of good times with no particular theme. I print a ton of photos, especially when there are 100 free prints offers from Shutterfly. That's my favorite site. 


I made my own pages by cutting out 4x5 pieces of my favorite patterns and attached them back to back using the  Tombow Xtreme adhesive.


 

I also cut and punched the journaling cards from the DCWV Gilded Paper stack and added them to my mini to make sure I have different size pages to give it more interest. I glued the cards back to back, and just like the pages, I used Tombow Xtreme adhesive to glue them.  


I applied it in a few spots around the paper and in the middle. It held on great, I didn't need to go all around the edge.



I love neutrals...dress them up, dress them down! 







 I left one page as a pocket to slide in some memorabilia or extra photos.



I hand cut and die cut some embellishments out of the 6x6 adhesive cork stack. I only added a few now but I cut more to embellish after I add photos and journaling.



The tabs and vellum pages are from the DCWV DIY Mini Book Project Stack. The Butterfly is from the DCWV DIY Birds and Butterflies project stack. 

 


The sequin ribbon was so slippery my regular glue and glue dots wouldn't hold them down so I used the Tombow Xtreme adhesive (again!) and that worked great.


I tried to stick with gold, kraft and pink for the color scheme.


The cork on gold looks so great! I love the combination of natural and metallic.
(Any DCWV cork die cuts beautifully!)


I'm planning to put photos behind these bigger quote pages.

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!



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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful album! Your gold leaf owl is adorable!

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  2. The owl is darling. Love all of his gold accents. The pages are beautiful. A great way to keep sentiments that you especially like. I could sit and look at this for hours.
    thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a fab album! Those papers are gorgeous and the owl with gold touches... fantastic!

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  4. AWESOMENESS!! What a wonderful album!

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of work you did! It paid off too, I must say. The owl is just too adorable.

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  6. Love all the pages you did for that album...they're fantastic.

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  7. Such a beautiful mini! Your owl is adorable and I love how you decorated the inner pages!! TFS!

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  8. Awesome book. I love the wood grain in gold, the sequins you added and the shining star paper. Great job.

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  9. Your owl is so special and love all the different elements to your mini!

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  10. Great project. I love all the embellishments.

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  11. My favorites are the owl with the gold accents and that gold woodgrain paper!

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  12. I love that gold ribbon too! Wonderful paper!

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  13. Yet another amazing album on the blog hop! These papers and adhesives are the perfect pairing for this project. Well done!

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  14. Love the gold, cork and wood grain page. Great combination.

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  15. That album is pretty and sweet.

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  16. Wow what a STUNNING album!!!! I really love the different sized pages and that Gilded stack has such gorgeous gold patterns!!!! Now I am gonna have to get the album, the Gilded stack AND the make your own album stack!!!! Thanks for enabling ;)

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  17. This is really sweet! Love the sequined butterfly

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  18. Thanks for the inspiration. Your album is so pretty.

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  19. You ladies are certainly doing some beautiful work here with DCWV's new products. Your cover is amazing and I really like your owl.

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  20. You album is very beautiful and touching! Thanks for being in this hop!

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  21. Your cover is great, I really like your owl. TFS.

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  22. What a pretty project. I love to see how all you talented people use the same supplies and come up with great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Such creativity. Luv the projects!

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  24. great mini album, nice presentation of all the products

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  25. What a beautiful mini album. Great use of all the products.

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  26. lovely album, thanks for all the tips on using these products

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  27. You are making me drool!!!!!! Love all the cork and gold together in your GORGEOUS mini album!!! Fabulous tips and inspiration!

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  28. BEAUTIFUL album Karla!!!
    LOVE your gilded cover and pretty pages!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too - there's SO MUCH MORE I need to try with my Tombow Mono Multi now and lots more stacks & adhesives to buy & try :)

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  29. Love the butterfly and the gold leaf owl!

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  30. Your mini is golden! It is just beautiful!

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  31. That owl is super adorable!!! What a creative idea adding the gold using the liquid glue. Thank you for sharing the idea!

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  32. Beautiful album and I just love all the extra details added to the pages too :)

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  33. So pretty! Love all the details!

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