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2008-12-27 Fussy gluing technique and tutorial


You’ve heard of fussy cutting? What I’m showing today is what I call fussy gluing. I thought I’d show the tutorial on making stacked punches. Then I’ll show the finished card featuring the technique.

The supplies you will need are
1-your choice of punch
2-a glue pen
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For the sample below, I’m making a faux brad. Take the glue pen and rub it on the back side of the punched image.
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Take your tweasers and pick up the glued up punch. You can see that I just needed to touch the punch with my tweasers to pick it up.
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In the picture below, all I’m doing is placing the glued up punch on top of another.
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I repeat this 3 or 4 times to build up some depth. Here is a poor photo of a punch that has 4 layers.
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Here is the finished card with a close up of the same faux brads that I just made. After I finished gluing them to the card front I topped them with some crystal effects. This is easy to keep on the punch, becasue it’s been raised up from the card front by being a stacked punch.
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Here is another punch that is on the finished card. This snow flake punch is also stacked up 4 layers. Then on top I added some more glue and sprinkled it with prisma glitter. Finally I glued it to the card after the glitter was added. Now that it was attached to the card I took wax paper and pressed down on top of the punch to make sure the glitter was affixed and also that the punch would stick firmly to the card.
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And now the finished card. The only stamp that I used was from the Stampin Up set Sincere Salutations. I used a water color marker to only ink up the word “wishes”
The word “winter” is a cuttlebug alpha set called Olivia. It is fussy glued using a double stack of die cuts; then glued to the card.
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I actually use fussy glueing on a regular basis. I hope you give fussy gluing a try.

38 Comments leave one →
  1. 2008/12/27 5:43 pm

    Thanks for posting – it is such a nice way to finish off a card – always the right color! Is the snowflake a CB die?????

  2. 2008/12/27 10:03 pm

    Oh – I love the look of this fussy gluing – makes it look like it is chipboard!!! This way you can make anything and make it the colour and size you want it to be.
    Many thanks for sharing this!!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the very best in the New Year.

  3. bernie permalink
    2009/02/04 5:11 pm

    I take the easy (a.k.a. lazy) way out. I run a couple of small scraps of cardstock through my Xyron, punch out the shapes (with backing sheet still intact), then peel and stack (ex.- faux brads), or for single layer stickers.

    glue-less in Cudahy Ü!

  4. Linda permalink
    2009/02/17 9:27 am

    That looks so cool. Thanks for the details. I will give it a try.

  5. thefrugalcrafter permalink
    2009/05/05 9:18 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I will try it! It would be cool to make the “big brads” this way!

  6. Dorothy T permalink
    2009/05/28 12:01 am

    That is such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing that idea. I will have to give it a try.

    • donna permalink
      2010/03/21 6:42 am

      This is great, simple. That’s what I love. Thanks so much for showing.

  7. RubberLady603 permalink
    2010/03/24 7:00 pm

    Wow, what an awesome solution to color matching! TFS!

  8. may permalink
    2010/09/26 4:41 pm

    Thanks for showing this !!
    You make everything look so simple

  9. Olive permalink
    2011/10/01 2:59 pm

    Love this must try
    thanks so much for showing how its finished

  10. 2013/09/07 6:43 am

    This is amazing! There is no limit what you can do with this technique. Great tutorial!


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