Post # 1
I recently finished our Engagement Invites and mailed a couple of them (to the girls in my bridal party) as a test run. I designed them so that at the top there is a black circle and I glued a rhinestone to the top of the circle to look like an engagement ring. They looked fantastic (if I do say so myself). However, I was concerned about how the rhinestone would fare in the mailing process, hence my test run. Unfortunately two of my girls said the rhinestone had fallen off of their invite. Does anyone in the talented Hive know of something stronger then crazy glue to bind the rhinestone to regular cardstock? One of my girls suggested rubber cement. Has anyone come across this problem and if so any suggestions?
I am looking to mail these suckers out by the third week in December so I really need to find a solution. Any help would be much appreciated.
P.S. Once these go out I will post the invite so everyone can see.
Post # 3
I’ve heard that martha stewart’s new craft glue is pretty strong. It will take some time to dry, as opposed to instant-set crazy glue. But it’s suppose to be the best out there right now – good luck!
Post # 4
Try E-6000. I’ve posted about it before and have lots of success with it for virtually every gluing project I’ve ever had. Your rhinestones won’t move!
Krazy glue is too brittle for that job, while E-6000 maintains a strong bond that has some flexibility to it, so the rhinestone won’t pop off.
Post # 5
Elmer’s Extra Strength spray adhesive is very strong. When I had to do a project for my construction materials class, it adhered glass, brick, and solid surface countertop samples to card stock.
It’s very strong, but very messy. Spray whatever you are spraying inside a paper or plastic bag. It will clean off with nail polish remover if you get it on the front of the stone.
Post # 6
Mrs. DG – can I purchase the E-6000 at a craft store like Michaels? Ha ha nevermind, I found it at Michaels. Should you follow the instructions? What I mean is that it says that you should apply the glue to each surface separately and then wait 10 minutes and then bring them together. Is this the proper technique?
Thank you so much for all your speedy responses!
Post # 7
I didn’t follow the instructions. One of the things I used it for was attaching glassine bags to card stock. I dabbed it onto the cardstock, then pressed the glassine bag to the card stock for about 1-2 minutes. I found that there was enough of a bond to lay it flat (under a large object) and the bond was perfect!
Post # 8
Thank you – I knew you guys would know what to do!
Post # 9
Rubber cement doesnt work – i tried that one 🙂 I actually found that Hot Fix crystals adhire much better and stay put.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
You can get E-600 at Home Depot, iirc. 🙂