Monday, March 19, 2012

Please Welcome Tsukineko to the GlueArts blog!

For the first time GlueArts is excited to bring to you projects this week using Tsukineko's amazing product line up. Their products along with our GlueArts adhesives form the perfect team!

For those of you unfamiliar with's some information about the company..

Since the 1950's, Tsukineko has taken pride in manufacturing unique ink products and craft accessories that make your imagination come alive! Their product collection has expanded a great deal since its inception, but their mission has always remained the same. Tsukineko is committed to innovation, quality and outstanding customer service as they strive to be on the cutting edge of the craft industry.

Tsukineko's dedication to provide the best products is driven by their customers' demands. This demand has enabled them to produce products such as StazOn, the first solvent based ink to be available in an inkpad, Kaleidacolor with its innovative sliding palette, VersaMark, the world's first monochromatic inkpad and Brilliance, an amazing water-based pigment ink with pearlescent colors that dries on vellum and coated surfaces. And our latest member of the Tsukineko family- Opalite, the first reflective interference inkpad.

They understand your desire to create art that is beautiful, meaningful and timeless. As the craft industry continues to change, you can rely on Tsukineko to manufacture the products you need to maximize your creative potential. 

One of my favorite things about stamping is to create my own embellishments and in this card, I did just that with just one flower stamp. I utilized the one flower stamp best with some Tsukineko Versacolor ink pads. It was economical, easy and I love how with specific color ink pads, you can personalize any stamp and project to your heart’s desire. Plus let’s not forget how with Glue Arts dimensional adhesives (Raisen’s and U cut it Foam) you can create the layers and dimension that will make your project even better.

Miss You Dearly Card
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman  

Supplies Used:

Glue Arts High Tac

Glue Arts U cut it foamGlue Arts Mini Square
Glue Arts Raisen’s
Cardstock- (black) Bazzill; (white) WorldWin
Pattern papers- (pink gingham) October Afternoon; (others) My Mind’s Eye

Stamp- (flower) Adorn it, Carolee’s Creation; (buttons) Cute as a button, My Little Shoebox; (sentiment) Sing along, American Crafts; (Circle stamp) Solo E, Close to my heart

Ink- (Stazon Jet Black; Stazon White; Versacolor Sky blue; Versacolor Bark; Versacolor Raspberry; Versacolor Turquoise) Tsukineko

Button- Favorite Finding
Twine- Source Unknown

Techniques Used:
I created my own flower embellishment by stamping one flower stamp using different color inks then cutting the image out and adhering some of it with Raisen’s and U cut it foam adhesive.

I made my own scallop border on the black cardstock by stamping circle accents vertically on the card using Stazon white opaque ink pad. I then covered half of the circles with pattern paper to create the scallop edge. 
I used the Jet Black Stazon ink pad to add a sentiment card. With all of the colorful accents, a sentiment stamped on black makes the words stand out better against all the colorful accents around it.

Altered Energy Drink Can
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings 

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Glue Arts)

"Olde Curiousity Shoppe" paper and Staples (Graphic 45)
Stazon, Metallic Copper Ink (Tsukenieko)
Copper Embossing Powder (WOW!), Hardware (Tim Holtz), Metal Frame (Making Memories)
Heat embossing tool, crystal knob and Turn knob (Hobby Lobby) White Gesso (Golden), chain 

So let's have some fun this week...we'd love to see your projects using Tsukineko Inks and products! Link up your work from your blog, galleries (using our Inlinkz) and more and we'll enter you to win this spring prize filled with: Tsukineko Memento Inks, Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Sticker, the new March Card Maker magazine, bag of springs pink buttons from Blumenthal Lansing's Favorite Findings collection and three brand new stamps! Two wood block and one large cling butterfly!

Plus that's not all...we'll also send to you a roll of our GlueArts Adhesive Squares and a pack of our Raisen's also perfect for cardmaking! Simply link to your project or post a comment to be entered to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday!

And it's Monday so that means time to announce last week's winner and that is..

tonya said...

What a cute little project! I plan on having a garage sale during spring break and scrapping. Thanks for the chance to win!
March 15, 2012 12:23 PM
Congrats Tonya! Please email me at with your information! We'll see you right back here tomorrow with more Tsukineko projects! Don't forget to visit their website too! 


  1. Cuteness and Steampunk...a great combination!

  2. Very sweet card and unique altered can.

  3. Both the card and the can is really great and looks awesome. Such great idea to alter an empty can like this and will be a perfect gift for someone.

  4. wow thanks for the chance!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

  5. Great job! LOVE that alter energy drink can.

  6. I had trouble deciding where to PIN the altered can - under crafts or AMAZING!

  7. Love Tsukineko, they are my go to inks!

    Carol B

  8. What cute projects, love the can, thanks for sharing.

  9. Great card and project; thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize pack.

  10. Love the card. I would never have thought to alter an energy drink bottle. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. wow how Supper cute this card is love love the flowers and the added buttons for the middle is supper sweet. love the altered Drink bottle would have never thought to do this. great Idea
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  12. Wonderful card- I love the scallops you made with the ink. The energy drink container is great!

  13. I love the card! Can't wait to make one.

    The altered energy drink is great! It would be a great gift for my daughter.

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love that bottle! Great combination of products.

  15. Great job on the cards!

  16. Unbelievable altered art... love the can - great job!!

  17. What a lovely card that anyone would love to receive. tfs

  18. Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Wow on the energy drink can!

  20. love the altered can! thank you for sharing.