Saturday, July 16, 2016

Working with Velvet Adhesive Sheets


I always look forward to seeing what new technique Els is going to show us each Friday.  This week she shows us how to use the Velvet Adhesive Sheets.  Here is the  LINK to Els van de Burgt Studio Technique Friday with Els - Velvet Adhesive Ladybugs YouTube video.

I am ashamed to admit that I have had the sample package of Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Adhesive Sheets for probably over a year, and have never used them.  I did not realize how easy they are to die cut and what beautiful items you can create with them.  I have to say that after watching this video, I am hooked!  I love these  velvet adhesive sheets.  Thank you Els for the inspiration to use this fun product.


After watching Els  video on how to create Velvet Adhesive Ladybugs, I had to give it a try.  One thing I changed from the way Els created them, is I used dimensional glue dots under the Ladybug wings instead of clear silicone.  I did not have a tube of silicone and wanted to create the dimensional look, and the glue dots worked!  I'll explain what I did.   In the picture above you can see the glue dots.  I did cut off a glue dot, leaving a piece of the paper, they are attached to, long enough so it would cover the glue dot.  I used scissors to cut the glue dot down the center -- having the paper on top helps make it easy to cut the glue dot.  I place one half of the glue dot on one side of the wing (with the straight edge toward the straight edge of the wing) then the other half on the other wind.  I attached a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive, just like Els did in the video, and attached the wings to the black velvet body.  I love the feel of the ladybug!

Els showed how you can use the red velvet for the Joset Designs Strawberry too.  I found another die I could use the velvet sheets for.  I used black and yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets to die cut the Joset Designs Bee.  So cute!

Els also has a YouTube Video showing the 21 new Silk Microfine Glitters that will be available soon. Here is the LINK to this video. I have a new favorite color -- it is #647 - Light Brown.  I used it on the wings of the Butterfly.  I love this color!!!!!

After creating my three "bugs", I designed a card to show them off.  I used Susan's Seeds of Thought - All Things of Nature rubber stamp for the sentiment.  It was framed using Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Rectangles, and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets.

The die sets used to create the flowers on the card include Susan's Garden Notes Bluebonnet Lupine, Susan's Garden Geranium, and Garden Patch 1-inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum die sets.  The Leafy Branch die was used for the leaves. 

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4 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous my friend! I love your lady bugs and bee on this card. I'm very curious about this velvet product!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, this is great and the ladybugs idea is wonderful.

pasje ali said...

Piękna kartka i super owady.

Eva Van Buuren said...

Selma, you makes me smiling!! What a GORGEOUS card!!
Wonderful flowers, wonderful colors and such a sweet and cute Ladybug and Bee.
It's a great idea the Velvet Ladybug...
I want to keep watching this Masterpiece!!
Hugs, Eva.

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