Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekend Warrior

I have a card to share with you today as well as a quick tutorial, but first the card!

This would be a great card for the special man in your life, whether it be for a birthday, anniversary or Father's Day.  The image and sentiment are from the Art Impressions Weekend Warrior set that I have colored with Copics, then mounted it on dp from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Shirt/Hat - BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants/Hat - B21, B23, B24, B26
Gloves/Belt - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Mask, Belt, Tools - W4, W7, W10
Drill - R24, R29, R39
Shadow under hat - C2
Ground - C2
Hat, Boots, Hammer Handle - E21, E23, E25
Background - YG61
Now here's my tutorial and it's for everyone out there who is tried of nozzles on adhesive bottles always being plugged.  All you need to fix the problem is some baby bottle nipples and a small piece of double sided foam tape.  What?!!!

Purchase baby bottle nipples that are silicone ( because the liquid will not stick to it ), will fit small bottles ( not the large size ), and are for 0+months in size.  My first attempt at buying the bottle nipples was wrong, so learn from my mistake and don't buy the brand Nuby Veri Flo Non-Drip kind - they have the wrong tip.  The Gerber brand pictured above is great!

After removing the original lid and cleaning off any old remnants of glue from around the neck of the bottle, tightly wrap one ( or two layers - this will depend of the width of the neck of the bottle - experiment and you will soon figure it out ) of the foam tape around the neck, then press it firmly around the neck.  Next stretch the baby bottle nipple over the tape until it is well seated around the rim, and then press firmly around the neck, sealing the bond between the nipple and the foam tape.
Now you are ready to use your new and improved bottle of adhesive with no plugs.
The other benefit is that you will be able to do thin lines of adhesive, or with more pressure you can thicken the lines.
Once you are done using the bottle just make sure to leave a small drop of the adhesive on the very tip of the bottle, which will dry and seal the hole.
The next time you need to use the bottle just flick off the dried adhesive on the tip and proceed to use.

So easy to do and you will love the result! 

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great guy card and I know a couple of fellas it would be perfect for!
    The bottle nipple is a great idea... I am going to have to try this so thanks for the idea.