Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lime and Black

This week's Less is More challenge is a colour challenge, using the colours Lime and Black.

My card today is so simple there really isn't anything to say about it, apart from one thing - sticking the delicate die cut down. I used tiny dots of tacky glue on the larger areas, but still ended up with some of it showing.

I've tried glue pens (they drag and tear the delicate areas and never seem to make a firm hold), spray adhesive (it gets everywhere, on the front of the die cut as well as the back, not to mention all over me!), Xyron (getting it off the backing strip means the delicate parts tear) and sticky dots (again, they drag and tear the delicate areas). The result is that I hardly ever use this beautiful die. If anyone can suggest an adhesive that actually WORKS on something this fragile, I'd be very grateful!

10 comments:

  1. Simple and super!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Jane have you tried craft silicon applied with a cocktail stick, it works for me even on the fancy spellbinders die cuts.

    eve kempgee

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    1. Thanks Eve, I'd not thought about applying the adhesive with a cocktail stick. That would be much more accurate and less messy. I'll give it a try

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  3. Beautiful and I was so happy to read about your problems with adhering the delicate dies and the response you received...I have not purchased those delicate dies for that very reason! your card is very striking!

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  4. Very pretty card-that lime border looks fabby against the black.
    Best wishes.Nessa :)

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  5. Hello Jane. I have just discovered this blog of yours, over from Mark's Veg Plot. I love card making and I love cooking so I'll be following this blog with interest.

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  6. Hi Jane... you could also try double sided tape on the back of the card before you die cute...

    Love how you use the Lime and Black. Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  7. Love your card - simple but elegant!

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