Thursday, September 30, 2010

Playing with new products.

I won these awesome Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on Heidi Blankenships blog Embellished Dreams.  I could not wait to try out these adhesive sheets, they are awesome!  Thank you Heidi and 3L!  I know the photo does not do it justice but if you look closely you will see that the white card I printed my image on has a layer of teeny tiny clear micro beads.  I attached them with the Permanent 4" x 6" Adhesive sheet.  It was so easy to apply because it has a slender side strip you peel off and lay down first, that holds it in position to peel the rest off.  The stamp is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff new release Natures Christmas.  I love this vintage Santa Tag, I printed it twice once in green and again in black.  I cut Santa's face out of the black one and paper pieced it over the green Santa.  I colored him in with Copics and I used Perfect Pearls for his hat trim.  I also framed it with some gold Stickles, this is a 5 x 7 card.  Thanks again Heidi, I love following your blog.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Aimees Challenges  - Christmas Wishes
Sentimental Sundays- Dimension
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
I've had a few questions about how well the beads stick.  The Scrapbook Adhesives hold everything in place very tightly, I didn't have any problems with the beads falling off.   I did not have to heat them up either.  This product was perfect for this application.  I have tried using liquid glue in the past but because the glue is a bit thick they would to stick unevenly in double layersWith the 3L product I positioned 1 corner and removed the side strip, then slowly removed the balance.  I rubbed it in to  make sure that it was making good contact with my card stock everywhere.  Then I removed the top layer of paper and poured the beads on and they stuck!  I just pushed them in with my hand to make sure they were secure and pushed off the beads that stuck to the edges, half on and half off.  I have to say I was really impressed.


  1. what a great win :) I love these adhesives!

  2. Oh, I just love Vintage Santa! I love the glittery (textured) look. So, you say those are micro beads? Wow, that's fantastic! It really makes it so elegant and fancy. It's beautiful! Great job, Diane!

  3. Congrats on your win Diane! My favorite 3L product are the 3D foam squares! Adhere like no other!

    Gorgeous card! That Santa looks amazing!

  4. Absolutely adore how this glistens and shimmers! Gorgeous!

  5. Love the card. The sparkle looks great. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss. Gez.xx

  6. What a great card!!!! So sparkling!!! Congrats again and again!

  7. Awesome! Congrats on being chosen for the Scrolls Work DT! I will look forward to being inspired by your creations, now that you and I will probably have some of the same stamps :) This is so cool and I know you will do a great job!

  8. Oh, beautiful!

    Do the beads stay on or do they slowly drop off.

  9. I love the look of the beads! Do you need to heat them to make the adhesive hold? I had to with the Scor-tape I used. Great job!


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