Video : Altenew and Tombow Collab Blog Hop & Giveaway!


I am so excited to be here today for this collaboration hop between Altenew and Tombow.  If you arrived here from Smitha Katti’s wonderful blog then you are in just the right place.  I decided to create a video as I made my card today, to show just how easy these Dual Brush pens are to use.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

Altenew Best Mom, halftone hello, super script, Tombow dual brush - Detail copy Altenew Best Mom, halftone hello, super script, Tombow dual brush copy


There are TWO $30 Tombow USA prize packs and TWO $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop left by June 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Tombow USA and Altenew blogs on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

>>>>>  Therese Calvird  <<<<<

I’ve linked all the products I used below, thanks so much for hopping by, now you are off to  May’s amazing blog!



Other Supplies:  Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Bright Palette – 055, 133, 173, 636.

228 thoughts on “Video : Altenew and Tombow Collab Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Hi, how easy are the Tombow pens to use? Love the colouring here and that stamp is just so pretty. ☺

    1. Hi Janelle, gotta say that I am extremely impressed with the Tombow markers. I had a cheaper brand set of markers which were okay, but the Tombow’s are so much easier to use and the colour is so vivid. I have already added a few colours to my collection (Eckersleys sell them by the marker) and I will probably get a few more sets… I think I prefer them to the Zigs as they are quite a bit cheaper and more versatile. Hugs Therese

  2. What a beauty, Therese! Your cards are always so pretty and designed so perfectly.

  3. such a lovely card Therese – will have to get my Tombow markers out and give this a try!

  4. Once again, love hearing your voice on these awesome videos. The card is lovely and I was surprised, too, about how much I liked the glass glitter embellishment.

  5. Therese, I absolutely love every last detail on this card. I’ve been able to resist Best Mom thus far, but you’ve officially pushed me over the edge…it’s on my wish list now for sure.

  6. Have been enjoying watching the videos and seeing all the crafty creations on the blog hop. Thanks for the chance for some great prizes.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the Altenew flowers and the Tombow markers give great watercolor effects.

  8. I particularly like the silver piece behind the sentiment – adds a lot of interest to the card!

  9. This is really beautiful Therese and I love the results with the Tombow Markers, and the finishing touches with the silver glitter paper and the die cut and stamped sentiment are just perfect. x

  10. I love this CAS, beautiful card! Your color choice and placement of all the elements is perfect.

  11. I’m saving your video for my afternoon coffee, Therese! Had to tell you now how much I love those blooms – gorgeous purple, fabulous split panel, and oh just every single thing about it!!! xx

  12. Your card is lovely. I love the silver stripe and sterling accents. It is a great compliment to the Tombow purple colour and the flower stamp by Altenew.

  13. WoW, it’s a very beautiful card ! I like the layout with the silver paper behind. These Tombow seem so great ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  14. Lovely card as always Therese!!! Thanks for sharing you tips on how to use these markers.

  15. the sparkle running through the middle of the card is the perfect touch!

  16. Love the card the flowers are wonderful. I like the big bits of silver around the card. Thanks for the video I learn so much from them. Looking forward to trying my tombow markers on these stamps soon.

  17. How beautiful your
    card is! I love how
    you split it with the
    silver behind.
    Carla from Utah

  18. I love your card and I really like the way you split it and put the glitter paper underneath.

  19. Super pretty card. Love the purple and silver together. The glass glitter looks lovely…just enough bling. I added that and some markers to my growing list on wants.

  20. Ok seriously, that little bit of glitter sparkle takes this card from beautiful to stunning! You are absolutely brilliant.

  21. What a pretty card! I think the strip of glitter paper adds so much to the card – thank you for sharing your project!

  22. Another beautiful card Therese! Your flowers are so pretty and colored perfectly, enjoyed watching your video. You’ve inspired me to try the Tombow brush pens.

  23. Beautiful and creative. I was wondering what kind and size of paint brush do you use?

    1. Hi Harriet,
      The paint brush that I used for this video is a Number 2 round, it’s a good ‘all rounder’ and the one that I have is not expensive as I can’t justify spending dollars on brushes when I can be buying stamps, but this may change lol. Hope you are having a great and maybe crafty day! Hugs Therese

  24. Your card is so beautiful! I really enjoyed watching your video as well, I think the glass glitter really looked fantastic sprinkled all around the flowers.

  25. Such beautiful water coloring… I wish I could get that effect – I’ll just have to keep practicing!

  26. Gorgeous water coloring. I love how you stand this spray of flowers in such a way that it creates beautiful movement.

  27. Very pretty card. Love how you positioned and colored the stamp. Excellent use of the white space and I love the die cut sentiment layering.

  28. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the flowers, the sentiment and the fabulous coloring! I pinned this one!

  29. Your card is amazing, love the half tone hello die so much I bought it and the stamp set! Love Altenew products.

  30. Wow, such a gorgeous card! That strip of glitter paper is simply perfection – I would have never thought to do that! Love it, thanks for sharing!

  31. Beautiful card Therese, just trying to catch up on missed posts. Going to mum and dads puts me so far behind lol. Stunning card and love the whole layout, just stunning. Another stamp set I will need at some stage and that chunky glitter you added at the end, so cool. For some reason captions werent working through ipad today, ahh well got the idea.

  32. Meant to say I like the look of those pens too, so little colour needed for painting and so soft and pretty looking. I have some of these, maybe I should top up.

  33. Therese, I have this lovely stamp (Hello Mom) and it hasn’t seen ink yet! Your card inspires me to rectify that right away – thanks so much!

  34. GORGEOUS card Therese – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your glitter gap and clusters look FABULOUS!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and video with us 🙂
    … I haven’t worked with markers like this before, looking forward to giving it a try real soon

  35. You have again made a gorgeous card! I loved your video and will play it again, always enjoy looking at you videos>

  36. You make this look so easy – like I could totally do it! I love the glitter paper peeking through and the idea of splitting the stamped image. Lovely!

  37. Beautiful card! Love the Added shimmer and beautiful colors! Thank you for the inspiration! Amazing!

  38. Lovely card. The narrow line of silver glitter paper adds a great pop to the card.

  39. Your card is very elegant, I love it. The idea of the cut with the glitter paper is fabulous. Really a great card.

  40. I have glass glitter but for some reason have never used it. I’m going to now! Thanks Therese!

  41. Beautiful card!…glad to see the Tombow pens coming back…love the way you watercoloured with them! The glass glitter was a perfect touch!

  42. Beautiful card! Love the silver glitter strip! Thanks for sharing your video. 🙂

  43. Love this pretty watercoloured card! Purple and green is one of my favourite colour combos. The glitter strip is perfect. Thanks for the video and inspiration!

  44. I absolutely love this card. Thanks so much for the video. I have a few markers but never use them?? I am off to create this look.

  45. Love how you bridged the silver strip with the “hello”. Very pretty card and wonderful video. Thanks so much.

  46. Such a lovely card! I love the colors you used, and those stamps are on my wish list!

  47. I love your card…I still haven’t worked up the nerve to try watercoloring a card but I will.

  48. Beautiful card. Love the soft look. The strip of glitter paper and the bling add so much! TFS.

  49. Thank you for sharing your techniques with the dual brush pens. You make it look so easy!

  50. Oh Therese, this is a beautiful card! Love the strip of glitter and the stamp set is just gorgeous! Your water colouring looks amazing as well. TFS!

  51. Hi Therese, absolutely beautiful! I have that glitter, I’m going to have to play with it now, lol. I enjoy watching your videos, I always learn something new. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  52. Tombow pens, pencils, markers, etc. are great! beautifully crafted card…very creative!

  53. Very lovely card. The tombos worked so well for this. I had forgotten about them for this technique.

  54. I don’t know how I missed this BEAUTY! Absolutely gorgeous card, Therese! You are such an asset to the team…for sure!

  55. Gorgeous! I have a handful of Tombow markers (and an ever-expanding wishlist of markers and Altenew products!), so I’ll definitely be taking a cue from you and trying out your technique! Thank you for the marvelous inspiration!

  56. Super beautiful card, Therese! I absolutely love every gorgeous detail! Simply fabulous!!! thanks so much for your inspiration on today’s special hop! I really enjoyed it!

  57. So beautiful and your instructions were great!! I’m really glad you explained about the multi matte medium and still showed the card even though it turned out differently than expected.

  58. I love the beautiful coloring of the flowers and the pop up of “hello”. Very nice card!! Thanks for sharing.

  59. I love this card! The colors are beautiful and the silver glitter split in the card adds so much interest. Thanks for sharing with us!

  60. Absolutely fantastic card – love the beautiful flowers and I really love how you added that glitter strip to your divided page!! SO awesome!!

  61. I have been wanting to start card making and watching your videos is giving me so much inspiration! I just don’t know where to start. Is there a list of supplies you would recommend for a beginner (extreme beginner!)?

  62. I absolutely love that I found your videos after hours of YouTube comma! I looking for any advice on what items I should get first (starter kit) I have thought about making cards for long enough it’s time to start! 😊

    1. Hi there, did you see that I have a beginner series on my Youtube channel. That would be a good place to start and it might give you an idea of what you might need. Have fun and be warned, it’s just a little addictive lol. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Happy Papercrafting, Therese

      1. Thank you so much for your quick reply I really appreciate it! I have not seen it but now that I know you have a beginner series I will definitely check it out!

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