Have you ever thought about selective adhesive application? By that I mean you can control a machine's adhesive application. Check out the wings and hat on the stamped girl below. My little trick allows for her to not be flat as a pancake.
I made this jumbo with stamps, stencils, inks, paint, and water soluble crayons. I used my Xyron® 5” Creative Station to adhere the image and corrugated cardboard to my tag. I'll share below how I kept her party hat 3-dimensional by controlling my adhesives. I started out with these parts:
Then I stamped the sentiment and covered it with embossing powder:
I stamped and cut out the hat separately and ran it through the Xyron® 1.5” Create-a-Sticker:
I adhered it behind the hat the girl is wearing. Next I put that stamped image (with two hats) through the machine, and after it came out I peeled off the ‘dummy' hat and the main hat had no adhesive. So it's totally popped up and dimensional, yet the rest of her is really tacked down with adhesive. Cool?!?
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