The One About the Glue Pad

I've had a couple questions about the Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad. First off... Yes, I absolutely LOVE it! I originally bought the Palette Glue pad, but I never got it to work and was extremely hesitant to fork over my money for another pad. However, I had a chance to test it out when I went to Lila's a couple weeks ago and I was HOOKED! Now I have my very own!

Someone also asked if there is a trick to making the glitter stay on. Well, I don't know if it's a trick, but I just make sure my pad is good and gluey (the pad is packaged uninked, so give it a good coat) and then stamp the image. I immediately dump my glitter on and then tamp it down a little, so it gets a chance to adhere. Then I just tap off all the excess and dust lightly with a paintbrush to get the strays off. The technique does show up best if you stamp an image in color first and then overstamp with the glue before glittering.

I made today's card using Cindy's sketch from a couple weeks back, only I was doing it from memory, so it isn't quite the same layout. I guess it's close enough that you can still see the inspiration, though. I used the Polka Dots & Paisley set Shannan is letting me borrow (Thanks, L'il Sis!) and more of the Daisy D Spring Blossom paper. Images are stamped with Ancient Page Coal Black and overstamped with Tsukineko Glue Pad and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. Matting is Basic Black card stock. I added some dots to each corner with my Sakura Black Glaze pen, some American Crafts Elements brads and some May Arts pink polka dot ribbon.


  1. I love this card...the layout is fab! And of course it doesn't hurt that it's pink and sparkly LOL
    That ribbon is yummy! Love ya!

  2. sold me on it. I now need this glue pad...and some of the new DaisyD's paper. (I am a huge fan of DaisyD's)

    Your card is so adorable! The pinks and blacks are perfect togther.

  3. So that's what you and Katie were working on with the Polka Dots set.... Very pretty!

  4. This is ubber ca-ute!! Love the colors and paisleys! Shannan rocks =)
    Glad you got the 'good' glue pad now too! (((hugs)))

  5. beautiful card. the glue pad sounds very interesting-may have to keep my eye out for it

  6. Love your card!!! I love the layout also,and the bling does it's thing!!!TFS!!!!


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