I should know better. I hadn't used Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Cuts before and proceeded full steam ahead on my maiden voyage. I ended up with a tree trunk doubled over and leaves sticking to my fingers or tweezers, refusing to extricate themselves from one or the other . . . . all in a sea of glitter. I vowed to never use them again. My whispered dialogue worthy of Tony Soprano.
Then I discovered the directions . . .
Properly used, Sticky Cuts are quite simple. They function much like Sticky Strip Tape. Had I read the directions, I would have known to remove the desired die-cut and peel off the white backing. Next, you adhere the adhesive image to the project. After applying the image, you press down firmly and remove the orange-ish transparent plastic liner. The image is ready for beads or glitter.
Once I straightened out my sticky mess (which should never have happened) and added glitter, I fell immediately in love. The glitter (added one color at a time), had fallen neatly into place and the sparkle was breathtaking. This will be a delightful surprise for my 15 year old daughter, a budding little artist, who will use the On Board Art Journal for sketching.
TIP: If you haven't used Stampin' Up!'s Spiral Punch before, here's a great tutorial by Colleen Laux.
Note: The Full of Life stamp used is on Stampin's Up!'s Dormant Stamp List and available to order.
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Stamp Set: Full of Life (111500, Dormant Stamp List But Available)
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper (113966), Pacific Point Textured (111345, In Color Assorted), Kiwi Kiss Textured (111345, In Color Assorted), So Saffron (105118), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Spiral Punch (108341), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711)
The Perfect Touch: Sticky Cuts Sweet (114301), Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter (114287, Olive and Chocolate), Pacific Point Corduroy Buttons (114341), Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon (111879), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Other: On Board Art Journal (107065)