Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Punch up those scraps!

I am a pack rat by nature, and when it comes to scrapbooking, my stash of scraps is quite impressive! I am always looking for ways to punch up those remnants of paper to use on layouts and cards, and I have found dimensional adhesive to be a great product for this very purpose. It is so easy to add visual interest to otherwise plain Jane paper in a short amount of time and at a small cost. I purchased my bottle of adhesive from my local Hobby Lobby for around $5.

If you have ever worked with Elmer's glue, you will tackle this technique with ease! You apply the product just as you would regular glue from a bottle. One thing to remember, however, is that you should never shake the bottle, as this causes bubbles in your embellishments. Instead, turn the bottle upside down and wait for the product to fill the tip before testing on a scratch piece of paper and then using on your final piece of paper. I chose to highlight the petals of the flowers here.

After you have applied the adhesive to your paper, allow it to dry completely. (The product will go on white, but turn clear as it dries.) And that's it! You now have a dynamic, dimensional paper to embellish any card or page.







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8 comments:

Char said...

Thanks for the tip Amy! I assume this is the same as liquid glass? No wonder I get bubbles. I always shake the bottle! LOL.

Jayne said...

Such a pretty card Amy! Thanks for the tips!

Williams Family said...

What a cool idea! I may end up making cards, yet!

Becky said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lita said...

Glossy Accents is one of my recent faves - it's brilliant!

Stacey said...

Love this! Does your tip get clogged? I have to unclog mine everytime. Wonder if there's a trick I am not doing? :)

Amy said...

My tip does tend to get clogged every single time. I use a pin to unclog and - voila! - all is well again. :)

Thanks for the compliments. I love this stuff!

Daisymeh said...

Great tip Amy - TFS! And what a pretty card too. :)