How to Foil with a Glue Pen – A Tombow and Clearsnap Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Clearsnap Blog Hop! For this hop we swapped products that were made for each other: Tombow Adhesives and Clearsnap Foils! On this hop we will share easy, affordable and fun ways to use Clearsnap's Designer Foils with Tombow adhesive as well as other fun ways Tombow and Clearsnap products work together. “Stick” with us for the next two days to be inspired!


You probably got here from Beth Watson's blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday)/ Clearsnap Blog (On Saturday) to start!

Foils might seem girly because of the bling factor but they can be used to add a pop of color to any project, like this boy themed card that I created:

Dinsoaur BOY Card with Clearsnap Foil JPriest

I foiled along the spikes on the dinosaur's back as well as on top of the “dinomite” sentiment that I hand-lettered. The shimmer is an awesome effect without the mess and girliness for glitter:

Dinsoaur BOY Card with Foil JPriest

I don't have alot of patience for coloring in stamped images but I love the look. On this card, I used an easy blending technique to add shading to the dinosaur without alot of fuss. See how I colored in the dinosaur image as well as how to add foil to lettering and stamping with the Tombow Glue Pen:

I can't wait to try this technique on more masculine cards – I bet the foil would look great on car and tool themed cards as well. Think Father's Day!


To enter to win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 21 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 22 2015.


The prize includes: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Glitter – Gold Sparkle and Ruby Slippers, Designer Foils – Cherry Pie, Color Blender, ColorBox Chalk Petal Point in Primary Pastels and Magic Stamp.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Clearsnap on Facebook!


Here is the line up so you can be sure to stop at all of the blogs in the list:


Tombow USA Blog

Sabrina Alery

Beth Watson

Jennifer Priest

Daniella Hayes

Guest Designer Jennifer Loftfield

Jennie Garcia

Guest Designer Holly King

Latrice Murphy

Clearsnap Blog

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. I have the foil but haven’t used it yet. I’m glad to be getting all of these tips on using the foil.
    I can see how the spikes on the dino would look much better with a little glow rather than just coloring it.
    thanks for the tips.

  2. This is a great card Jennifer! It’s nice to see someone use a boy theme! My grandson would love this!

  3. SUPER COOL card Jennifer 🙂
    LOVE the foil accents on your sentiment & dino and – WOW – it was FUN watching you in action, LOVE your handwriting and seeing the MAGIC happen when you added the foil!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  4. Great card. I love that you made one for a male, you don’t see many of those. Your card is just so cute!

  5. LOVE this idea of foiling with the glue pen!!!! Wow. Great effect!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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