Friday, October 30, 2015

More Fun With Glue Dots


As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:
Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®

Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
My post for today is:
A little more Halloween fun, that uses more Glue Dots than you think.
Prismacolor Pencils in Imperial Violet, Copenhagen Blue, Cool Grey 30%, Cool Grey 20%, White, Black, Metallic Silver, Chartruese, Neon Green, Orange, Dark Brown, Yellow Ochre
Black Twine
Black Embroidery Floss
Tapestry Needle
Small, Die Cut Skull  (I used my Silhouette to cut a file I purchased from their store)
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock Base
Craft Knife
Heat Gun
Nonstick Craft Sheet

1)  Stamp the image on Mixed Media Paper
2)  Color the image with pencils.  The background was colored first with Imperial Purple for the top and Copenhagen Blue for the bottom.   Then, it was burnished with Cool Grey 30%.  The crow was colored with Black first and then burnished on parts with Metallic Silver.  His beak is Yelllow Ochre.  The skull was Black and Cool Grey 20% and burnished with white.  The leaves were Orange, Neon Green, Chartruese and Dark Brown.
3)  Use the tapestry needle to poke a hole in the top of the die cut skull.
4)  Use the Removable Glue Dots to adhere the die cut skull to the craft sheet.  (Otherwise, the little skull will get blown all over the place when you try to heat emboss it.)
5)  Tap the skull with Clear Embossing Ink.
6)  Cover with Opaque White Embossing Powder.
7)  Carefully remove the skull with the craft knife and move it to another location on the craft sheet, gently shaking it to remove any excess powder.
8)  Heat emboss the powder.
9)  Repeat steps 5-8.
10)  Cut the twine into two pieces and adhere one end of each piece around the back of the project with Craft Glue Dots.
11)  Adhere the image to the black card stock.
12)  Apply one Craft Glue Dot under the area where the bow will be and press the twine into it, leaving a 3-4 inch length of twine on either side.
13)  Tie the twine into a knot.
14)  Remove the skull from the craft sheet and use the tapestry needle to thread it onto a small piece of embroidery floss.
15)  Tie the embroidery floss around the knot.
16)  Tie the twine into a bow.
17)  Place Mini Glue Dots in several spots under the bow and twine to attach to the background and press down.
18)  Use Mini Glue dots to press the skull down onto the background.

19)  Attach the card top to the base with Glue Dots.

Here are all the posts for today:


  1. Very cook looking. So much work went into this. I don't think anyone would know how much time it takes to make something look so cool. Great little skull charm.

  2. Love the pop of colors on the flowers. Thanks.

  3. LOL my first thought was the raven was a bad toupee for the skull, had enough and was flying off.
    Great stamp and your POP of color really accents it.

  4. I love this stamp. Halloween is one of my favs and this raven / skull set is cute. Love the purplish background with a pop of yellows and orange leaves.

  5. This stamp is one of my favorites! Great card to showcase it!

  6. Love the card.
    The raven on the skull is great.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Love how you colored the image. TFS

    Teresa from California

  8. Wow! You really had fun with one, Laura! Love all of the details!

  9. Love the stamp and your card is fabulous
    Happy Day 30

  10. Such a clever use of the Glue Dots...both permanent and removable! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the hop this week!

  11. Awesome stamp and coloring! Great card!

  12. So spooky! Great coloring and I love your embellishment. Viki in Kansas

  13. Love the pop of color from the leaves against the awesome blue background! LOVE this image!! TFS!

  14. BOO-tiful card Laura!!!
    LOVE the skull and raven, LOVE the vibrant POP of colour of the leaves too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)
    Tracy from Victoria, Australia
    PS - brilliant idea using the removable glue dot for the skull!!! The number of times I have had little pieces go flying as I bring my heat gun near is ridiculous, so I will definitely be doing it from now on, especially knowing that the little bit of dimension will also prevent it from being embossed and permanently stuck to the paper underneath it.

  15. beautiful color choose for your card! so awesome!!!

  16. Love all the detailing work in this gorgeous creation! And that top skull is a superb idea, Love it!

  17. My daughter would love this! will have to try something similar!

  18. Eerie Card you've made there :)