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Monday, October 25, 2010


Happy early Monday morning, all my wonderful blogland friends!!!  Hope your weekend was fantastic!!!

Well, here's something wierd to share with you!  I've been playing around again -- with glue!!!  Plain ole white glue!!!  Here's the results of some of what I've done:

Doesn't look like much does it?  Oh, well, maybe you'll appreciate it more when you see the cards I made with it:

On this card, I drizzled and dried white glue, added gold and bronze embossing powder and heated it with the embossing gun.  Once cool, I could cut it, punch it or tear it into differernt shapes.  The key tag is made of metal; I stamped the key onto the metal using Black Versamark ink.  The key and lock on the right-bottom side of the card are also metal which I cut out from a template on my Big Shot.  I used a scrap piece of torn paper behind the metal key tag and smudged it with alcohol inks and edged it with Expresso color ink, added some Stickles (of course) and popped on a tassel.  I really like this card!!!

I didn't complete the inside of this card because I'm going to personalize it, just don't know yet who I'm giving it to -- lol!  However, I do know I'm calling this card "Keys" and the inside will read:  "Keys can open many doors, but let the door to your heart be the first to be opened".  I like that!  Don't you?

Here's the outside and inside of the other card made with the second sample of my glue concoction:

Kind of reminds me of snow.  And, yes, it's a Christmas card -- but isn't it great that it's different?!!!  Again, I didn't complete this card on the inside; I actually haven't even come up with a name and/or sentiment for it yet.  Any suggestions?

The glue mixture for this card was wet glue and DecoArt Glamour Dust.  Once dry, it too can be cut, punched, or torn.

I also have an idea using the glue with the gold and bronze embossing powder for jewelry... uummmm, there may be some possibilities here.

Anyway, some of you die-heart Carol Duvall fans, do you remember (before she had her own show) when she used to be the weekly guest crafter on the Rob Reiner Show (I think that was his name)?   Anyway, he's the same guy who produced her show.  GOD!  Am I that old?!!!  Well, at the time, on one of those shows she had a technique using glue -- can't remember what her technique was but that ran across my mind and so I decided it might be fun to play with some myself to see what I'd come up with; it was fun and these were my projects!  Tell me what you think!  I think, maybe, I'd make Carol a little bit proud.

Now, I think I'm going to go play with some hot glue!!!  LOL!!!

I'll be seeing you!


MsJay said...

Making some very nice thing with that plain glue. TFS

Melissa said...

WOW! Talk about thinking out of the box! It looks so pretty on the cards!

Rhonda Emery said...

way to think outside the elements. It looks great on your card.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow this is amazing kinda look like snow. Your card is great tfs.

Tanya said...

Wow, they turned out really cool!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You definitely made Carol proud. You simply amaze me with your awesome ideas Audrey. I love them both, but the first one is my favorite, I think because of the sentiment you are using.. love love them. hugs

CraftyGirl said...

How creative are you!! I never would have thought to try that!! Now I might just have to get out a bottle of Elmers....!!!
Barb :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

How neat is that:) Pretty card. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment:) I'm now your newest follower of yours. YAY!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow...... these is amazing!!!!! I've heard about it but never really tried it. Looks like fun!

Wende said...

I think you can make anything look fab! This is so great. Who would have thought that something so pretty could come from just plain glue!!!1

Jen said...

Another amazing card!!! Super awesome. Thanks for sharing.

flowerdisco said...

audrey....now you made me want to play with glue too. well, i was playing w glue in the beginning of the month but something different. hehe

keep up the great work and the great inspiration that comes with it,

love ya!

RobinJ said...

This is truly wonderful creativity, Audrey!!! Great cards!

Rose said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! girl this is stunning!!! very creative :)

"Um Buggin" said...

Girlfriend, I love your way of thinking outside of the box. Audrey, this is fabulous, I am partial to the first one too, and maybe because of the sentiment you are using inside. Both cards are awesome, and it is so nice to try something diffent. WTG!! Thanks for the lovely comments you alway leave on my blog, dear friend.

Hugz, xx


GabyCreates.com said...

Awwwww so sweet of you Audrey! I have seen you around! I am so glad you found me! I love your glue concoction!! How creative of you!! Both cards are great, but I love the keys one... well I can't decide.... All I know is that I will keep visiting you!

Love That Bug said...

Hey sweetie,
I love it. It is amazing what we find uses for. This technique is awesome. Yeah, I remember Carol Duvall. I used to always watch her on HGTV, but now it is mostly house shows not crafty shows :(
Keep up the great work

Angi @ CokiePop said...

You are so creative girl. Love the gold and bronze colors. It's both STUNNING and FABULOUS!

Jean said...

Very cool!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a great way to add texture to your project!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great card with amazing materials.... where do you get these awesome ideas?

just2ducky said...

A perfect way to add a unique element! Too cool!

Kingston's Kreations said...

I just love your way of thinking! How creative!! I am going to have to try this. Who would have thought that you could make something so beautiful with white glue! Great job as always! :)

Curt in Carmel said...

This is amazing! What a fun and wonderful substance you have created! I love the textures you created and they look great on the cards you made. Your "glue" has so many possibilities. Great thinking out of the box! Best, Curt

xosparklesxo said...

You always come up with the most interesting things! I never thought glue could look elegant, I should have known you'd come up with something to make it gorgeous... you always do ;)

Yin Moon said...

I am so glad I found your blog, Audrey! I saw a pendant/photo you created on Sweet Sassy blog and was even more excited when I looked at all the great ideas you came up with on your own blog. I just became a follower!

DonnaMundinger said...

How cool and artsy! Love the cards you made with that stuff! xxD