Monday, June 3, 2013

Adhering Vellum (or Spray Adhesive to the Rescue)

The other day I went to Michaels with my honey. He picked up a can of this repositionable tacky spray adhesive and with his silly self sprayed it all over his hand, ostensibly to see how tacky it was. Apparently, it worked the way he wanted it to (he wanted to use it on his softball bat grip and I think his golf clubs too) so off to the cashier we went, he with his glue spray and me with my pretty paper box. As we were walking to the car, I thought hmmmmm.... I've got lots of different adhesives, but I don't have any spray adhesive. Wonder if I should have some in my stash? *You know how we crafters can figure out a need for anything!* Well...I got an opportunity to try it today.

I made this card for my nephew who will be graduating from high school this Friday. After putting the whole card together, I decided to do the inside sentiment on vellum. Next problem, how to put the vellum on the cardstock. I didn't want to use brads, eyelets or staples, and although I have some adhesive squares made just for vellum, I'm not thrilled with how they look when they're applied. Then I remembered honey's spray adhesive. Now mind you, I have lots of other adhesives made by this manufacturer and really like them (great for gluing on bows!) but I didn't know they had a spray. Am I the only one?

Can I just say, that I LOVE this spray? Application was clean and quick and my vellum adhered to the cardstock with no bubbles, marks or anything else! Looks like I will finally have a way to adhere and use up all of the vellum sentiments in my stash! My dear sweet man said I could use his can of spray but nahhhhh....I want my own! Next up, I'll try it on a transparency. So, here's the card...

The sentiment was typed on both the cardstock and the vellum.

Graduate die-cut, Silhouette file; 2013, American Crafts Thickers; and a little Glossy Accents to make his shoes shine.

So for today's lesson: If you have an element that could be marred by using regular adhesives, either because it is too sheer or too flimsy, try a spray adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Great card Karen. You have the best ideas!!! TFS.