Friday, April 24, 2015

Tombow USA and Die-namites Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Die-Namites Blog Hop!

You probably HOPPED here from the blog of Martha Lucía Gómez but if you stumbled across my blog go the Tombow USA Blog to start!

I am not a traditional paper crafter, card maker or scrapbooker.  I like to take traditional materials and turn them in to unexpected creations.  I hope you like what I have designed for today's HOP! Now on to my project!

Here's how I made it:

I am IN LOVE with Damask, especially black and white Damask! So, when I saw the Die-namites Elegant Medallion Die, I was over the moon excited to create something glamorous and elegant! 

Die cut heavy black cardstock with the Die-namite Elegant Medallion Die using the Sizzix Big Shot, Multi Purpose Platform, Cutting Plates

Use a push pin to remove the small sections of the Die Cut.  There are holes in the back of the Dies to assist with this process.  The dies from Die-Namites are beautifully detailed, cut a sharp image and they are compatible with all die cutting machines.

Apply Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to the Damask Die cut using the pen tip, carefully filling in the Damask pattern.  The MONO Multi Liquid Glue is permanent when applied wet and has a strong adhesion for items like glitter.
Sprinkle with Onyx Glitter from Martha Stewart.  Tap off excess and return remaining glitter to container.  Repeat Glue and glitter steps until the front of the Die Cut is covered.  Let dry completely (overnight).  

Once dry, repeat the Glue and Glitter steps on the back of the Die Cut for stability.  Let dry completely, overnight.

Gather some chain, jump rings, needle nose pliers, jewels and medallions to create a necklace.  Punch a hole at the top and the bottom of the Die Cut.  Attach jump ring to the top, then the coral connector, then the chain.  At the bottom of the Die Cut attach a jump ring, then a black pearl.

Here is a close up of the necklace and Damask Die Cut medallion.  I love how detailed the Die-Namites Die Cut is and how the coral connector really makes the black POP!  

Here is another view of the necklace.  Can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow!

NOW ON TO THE FUN STUFF!  To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 28 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 29 2015.

The Tombow USA prize includes: The Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, NEW Tombow Foam Tape, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  The Die-Namites prize is: a $25.00 Gift Certificate.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Die-Namites on Facebook!

YOUR NEXT STOP IS the lovely Pam Bray!

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

YOU ARE HERE Beth Watson

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Lynne Forsythe said...

WOWZER!!!!! your necklace is AMAZING!!!

Doudou said...

SO beautiful!! Great idea

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Beth, your necklace is totally beautiful. Great idea!

Unknown said...

FABULOUS! Love the concept of using dies to make jewelry--can't wait to try.

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Necklace, what an inspiring way to use the Die-Namites Dies with Tombow

Peggy Lee said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! WOW your amazing love your necklace!!! thanks for blog hopping with us....WOW

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. the red really sets off the black medallion. A fast and easy way to make necklaces to match every outfit you have - as well as make gifts for friends.
thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

Maria Pilar said...

Good idea! Very beautiful!!!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Stunning. Thanks for showing all the steps.

cghundley said...

Very cool way to use
the die cut! Came out
so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Laurie2cats said...

GORGEOUS! Great alternative use for die cuts.

D.Ann C said...

What a fab idea! It's gorgeous!!

Denise Bryant said...

This is very elegant! Beautiful project!

Erin Reed said...

neat idea!!

Katia said...

wow this project is awesome and so beautiful!!! thanks for sharing this amazing project!

Janis said...

How creative and gorgeous!!! What a beautiful idea. This is just fabulous!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Never have tried making jewelry, but I'll give it a try...