29 September 2022

Altenew | Sticky Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate all things adhesive as part of their Sticky Essentials Blog Hop. Adhesives are a strange one, aren't they? Some adhesives work for some people and don't for others, based on personal preferences. 

For today's post, instead of showing you cards made using adhesives, I wanted to talk about my favourite Altenew adhesives and how I use them. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


DOUBLE-SIDED ADHESIVE SHEETS

So, my favourite Altenew adhesive of all time are the Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets. These come as a pack of ten 8.25" x 11.75" sheets. They are ultra-thin and acid free. They are a permanent adhesive and hold very well. The backing paper also peels away easily. 


How I use these is mainly for die cutting. I add the adhesive sheet on to the back of a piece of cardstock. I then run that through my die cutting machine with the die that I want to cut and I have essentially made myself a die cut sticker. This is really helpful for smaller, intricate images and sentiments. 

I really like using this adhesive if I want to stack up sentiments to create dimension. I like that the adhesive is very strong but they also give you a little wiggle room, so that if it doesn't go on straight first time, you have a couple of seconds to lift it back up and reposition. 

INSTANT DIMENSION FOAM TAPE


Instant Dimension Foam Tape is double-sided permanent foam adhesive with a white core. It is 0.5" (12.7 mm) wide and 0.6" (1.5mm) thick. There is 8.3ft (33m) on a roll. 


I really like using this foam tape to add dimension to my projects. Although a little difficult to tear with the backing paper on, it is very easy to cut with scissors. The backing paper removes easily and the foam itself is spongy and holds up to a lot of weight. It is a nice thickness too. 

Oh, and isn't it just beautiful? I know that the packaging shouldn't matter compared to the quality of the product but in this case, the packing is beautiful, and the quality is there too! 

2 IN 1 PRECISION GLUE PEN

2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen is a 10ml glue pen with a fine tip for accurate application of liquid glue and is perfect for detailed die cuts. The glue is permanent when bonded straight away but if you leave the glue to dry, it gives a repositionable bond. 


I have to be honest here, when I first used this glue, I found it difficult to use. I struggled to get the glue out of the tip but as time has gone on, the bottle has got more malleable and easier to press to get the glue out. I love that for small die cuts, the glue does not ooze out when adhering together, but it is still strong. I also like that it is repositionable so that you have options!


Here is a card made using all three of these products. I used the 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen to adhere the layers of the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set together. Instant Dimension Foam Tape was then used to adhere them to the card, as well as the sentiment. I also used Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to adhere layers of the Fancy Thanks Die together for added dimension. 

For more details on how I made this card, you can see the blog post HERE

GLUE TAPE & 3 REFILLS SET


This Glue Tape & 3 Refills Set includes one refillable applicator and three refills with clear, strong and permanent adhesive. I know that tape runner adhesive is not everyone's favourite but I really like it. The applicator is easy to hold in my hand and the adhesive itself is very strong. It is applied in small dots, and I find that if I get somewhere I do not want it, I can easily remove it with either my finger or an adhesive eraser. 

I use it a lot for adhering layers flat. The only thing that I have not liked about this adhesive in the past is that there were no refills for it. Altenew have changed that and it now comes as a set with refills. 

SATIN MASKING TAPE

Although I often do not think of masking tape as an adhesive, it really is! The Satin Masking Tape is ultra-smooth, low tack and repositionable. It is 1" (25mm) wide and 50 metres long. It is easy to cut or tear and works with lots of different surfaces. 


I use this a lot for holding down stencils when I am ink blending. The ink wipes off the tape easily, so it can be used multiple times. It is also pretty robust, so although it tears easily to cut bits off the roll, it does not tear when lifting it up, so again can be used multiple times. I have also never found that it tears my cardstock either. I also happen to like that it is purple in colour! 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I talked about in the blog post. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Maryam Perez. Next on the hop is the wonderful Berina Rajakumar. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 5th October 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 6th October 2022.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you will check out the Altenew Adhesive Collection. Have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. Michelle, I love your explanations. They are really honest and easy to understand. Even for ole dogs. Thank you

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  2. Michelle, Thank you for your honest and easy to understand explanations. Even ole dogs can understand. Lol I always love your cards.

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  3. Thank you for being on the blog hop. You have great insperations.

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  4. fabulous work!!!! - thanks for sharing each of these sticky essentials - must get the glue pen

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  5. Pretty card.. great explanations or adhesive uses.

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  6. So very, very pretty! Thanks for the description!

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  7. These simple flowers look so sweet. I might need to buy this die set.

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  8. Gorgeous card! We really couldn't have done any of it without the various adhesives, could we?!

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  9. Thanks for sharing all the tips and tricks with adhesives. Beautiful card.

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  10. Pretty card! I love the dimension.

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  11. Thank you for explaining how you use all the different adhesives. Great information.

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