Hi crafty friends, it's Jenny here, joining you for a new Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny video tutorial! Today I'm featuring Altenew's Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets. Yes. A video on adhesive!! These are a great product to have in your stash, and there are lots of fun techniques you can do with them. I have three to share in today's video.
My first project features two of my favorite ways to use adhesive sheets. First off, that background is all glitter! Doesn't it look like inlay die-cutting? It isn't though. That would take a LONG time! I first took an adhesive sheet and adhered it to 80lb cardstock trimmed to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I peeled off the contact paper, and sprinkled fine glitter all over it, rubbing it in with bone folder until no more excess came off. I then ran it through my die cutting machine, choosing the Stacked Diamond Cover die, and got a pretty, sparkly glittery frame.
Now for the fun part! Flip over the frame and adhere another sheet of double-sided adhesive (leave backing on the outer side). Choose another color of glitter (I chose gold) and sprinkle it all over, rub in and tap off the excess. Voila! Inlay glitter!
Double-sided adhesive is perfect for adhering vellum. It's translucent, and can be die cut to the exact shape of the vellum to avoid any unsightly adhesive edges. I used the Inky Bouquet stamp set and heat embossed it twice on vellum in Razzleberry embossing powder. You can adhere the double-sided adhesive before die-cutting the image, or you can die cut the adhesive and the vellum separately, then adhere together. Either works!
I used this method to adhere each of the bouquets to the glittery background, then adhered the entire panel onto a notecard. I finished with a few sentiments stamped in Obsidian from the Label Love stamp set.
‘Stamp' With Your Dies
So what if you want to create a one layer card using some of your dies – a great way to do this, is to die cut double sided adhesive, adhere it directly to your notecard, then add a medium of choice that will adhere to the glue. I used the Mix and Match Mariposa Butterfly dies to die cut three butterflies from the adhesive sheets, which I adhered directly to the notecard, leaving the contact paper side in place.
You can use embossing powder for this technique (or other fine medium) – I used glitter again. I removed the contact sheet, sprinkled glitter and rubbed with my finger to ensure it was in place. I repeated for the other butterflies, using different glitter colors. You can see on that middle butterfly I used both colors. I partially lifted the contact paper and added the first color, then lifted the rest and added the second for that blend.
I chose this perfect sentiment to go in the space, to keep the card clean and simple. It's from the Just a Number stamp set. To finish, I added a few Jet Black Ink Spray splatters, and Antique Gold sequins.
You can check out my full tutorial as part of my Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny series, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday on YouTube. Enjoy!