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Old 11-24-2019, 04:02 AM   #1
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I make the birthday cards for my church so I make a lot of them at one time. I love the Nuvo drops but it seems to me, that no matter how long I let them sit to dry, when I stack the cards together (and they are stacked upright not on top of each other) the Nuvo drops squash down and are flat on top.

Does anyone else have this problem, or can anyone give me a hint as to what I am doing wrong? I usually put them right on the card instead of making them separately and gluing them to the card.

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Old 11-24-2019, 07:50 AM   #2
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I have had that happen too so I am interested on thoughts too.

I just did new color sample swatches. I did do bigger than normal drops but I left them alone for several days before putting into the plastic pockets and yet some of them still got a bit flattened. That isnt any particular kind of "pressure" on them-just contact with the plastic.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:28 AM   #3
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I'm not a fan of the Nuvo drops. I'm not buying any more, and I've been throwing mine away one by one, as they dry out to a thick goop in the bottle. Ain't nobody got time to fuss with a product that doesn't work right.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:34 AM   #4
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I really like the Nuvo drops as well and yes I've had that problem. However if I set them aside to dry overnight the drops hold up well.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:19 AM   #5
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I've let them sit for several days and still have them flatten out. I think I'll slowly get rid of mine too (I only have 3 bottles) and them just stick with glue on pearls.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:36 AM   #6
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I don’t use them often, but when I do the dots are quite small. They’ve been fine - I sent a card to myself to check. But with anything raised, even sequins, I put a piece of packing foam over the card, so that may help. (I started doing that after a really experienced card maker/instructor sent me a card and most of the sequins came off.)

For larger or more raised I use enamel dots.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:27 AM   #7
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I live in the dry climate of AZ and still even if I let them dry for a couple of days, if I stack them flat or standing up with a few in a box .. if there is even a bit of pressure on them for a few days of stacked, I find them flat on the tip. where once was a perfectly lovely dome, it is now flat on tippy top. I tried letting them dry on a ranger slick sheet and on the card themselves, and no different. never tried contacting Nuvo, but just think this is typical.
HOPE we get someone to respond with the answer. misery is in good company, it seems. hahah Enjoy the holidays, Teresa
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:16 AM   #8
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It happens with some of the colours. I’ve found that the ones that are thicker and harder to get out of the bottle (copper, ugh) do it less than ones that are more liquid like the soft grey (forget the name). It’s annoying as even the weight of another card or cards standing up but placed next to each other is enough pressure for it to happen.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:31 AM   #9
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Happens to me too – I do live in a humid climate but even after drying overnight, the pressure of cards standing up next to each other flattens them. I won't buy any more.
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I have about a half dozen bottles of Nuvo drops and rarely use them. It takes a lot of time to dry then they flatten out so easily. I prefer enamel dots.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:37 PM   #11
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I have the same problem with Pico Embellisher drops & Nuvo drops. I have much better luck making the drops with Pico Embellisher, but unless they are very small they do flatten stored upright in my to go box. Very disappointing to have to go back to pearls/gems/enamel dots.
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Interesting. I always thwack my card against the table to make them flatten out a bit. So I guess I'm doing what storage or mailing would do? But thanks for this; now I know to use something else if I'm looking for dimension.
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I have Liquid Pearls, Stickles and Nuvo Drops. The one I have that I've found is the best for keeping a raised dot is the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. I have these in about 9 colours and they really keep their height perfectly! Has anyone else tried these?
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I have Liquid Pearls, Stickles and Nuvo Drops. The one I have that I've found is the best for keeping a raised dot is the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. I have these in about 9 colours and they really keep their height perfectly! Has anyone else tried these?
I agree that the Viva Decor Pearl Pens are best for keeping a raised dot, compared to my Stickles. Glad to read this thread so that I don't waste money on Nuvo Drops in the future.
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two thumbs up for Viva Décor Pearl Pens. I use Nuvo drops as well and have not really experienced the problems you are describing with them flattening. But I do agree they take a while to dry. The one problem I did have was a couple of bottles the drops wouldn't come out. It was just a thick string. I told my LSS the problem and apparently Nuvo had some problems with some of their formulas. She suggested I call Nuvo so I did and they sent me a replacement. It seems to be fine. Also, my LSS said that if Nuvo was shipped in cold weather months it can easily freeze and affect the product. My suggestion would be to contact Nuvo and let them know your displeasure. I'm sure they want to know so they can fix the problem.
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I had trouble with several brands flattening out, also. I have better luck with Ranger Enamel Accents.
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Interesting. I always thwack my card against the table to make them flatten out a bit. So I guess I'm doing what storage or mailing would do? But thanks for this; now I know to use something else if I'm looking for dimension.

My experience is just the top of the "dome" goes flat, like a smushed tip of a meringue cookie. it ruins the whole look of the dot!
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