Have you ever looked at colored glue sticks for glue guns and wondered what on earth you would want to use colored glue for? Today I have just one splendid little answer for you. Let's make dimensional embellishments! But first, I have to say that I LOVE the iBond glue gun - the cordless feature makes it so easy to get things done without wondering how the heck to get that cord out of the way. In fact, I have several other projects I can already think of that I''ll be using this for this year.
Now, rather than ruin the surprise, I'm going to make you wait until after the tutorial steps to see what I've made. Just check out these steps:
While that's warming up, you will want a few additional items. Choose a small stamp image, stamping block if acrylic, and ink for your stamp. You need to ink up your stamp for this process, but most ink will not stay on our stamping surface. You can just use a clear ink for no color, or Staz On if you want your image colored. I chose to use a red Staz On for my image, just so it would show up better in the photos.
Now, on to my end product! I created a card and used my embellishment as an accent piece in my design.
Using a card sketch and some papers from my stash, I got to work! The cute girl stamp image is Cheeky Howdy from The Greeting Farm and the cherries stamp image is from the Kitchen Classic stamp set from Crafty Secrets. Cheeky Howdy's outfit is paper pieced (see last week's Tutorial Tuesday!), and the scalloped mat/frame is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I adhered the stamped glue embellishment to my rosette using Glossy Accents to ensure it stays put. As a finishing touch, I added stickles to the cherries in my girl's hair and the circle cut-outs in the frame.
Items available at Cutters Creek:
- Bazzil Splat Mat non-stick sheet
- iBond cordless glue gun from Imaginisce
- iBond mini glue sticks - solid color
- Tim Holtz clear Distress Ink Pad
- Kitchen Classics stamp set, Crafty Secrets
- Cheeky Howdy cling stamp, The Greeting Farm
- Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge (not in stock, but Kim can order almost any cartridge you want!)
- Glossy Accents
- Stickles in Xmas Red