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.

6 comments

  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!

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  2. Okay...you 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.

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

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

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

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

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