Handmade Cards, Spellbinders

Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit

Today I’m sharing a card made with the Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil kit, which was kindly provided to me by Spellbinders.

This month, you get a fabulous Classic Alphabet set. It contains a total of 32 plates – the alphabet in an uppercase font plus some extra symbols. The foil in the kit is a lovely Matte Silver.

The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil kit is a monthly subscription, I think it’s a great way to build your collection of glimmer plates and foils.

You will need the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine to use with this subscription, plus a compatible die cutting machine. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine.

Hugs card

I should start by saying that this is my first attempt at foiling using the glimmer machine. I got a more distressed look so I think I’ll try using a card shim next time, to get a more solid foiling. I really love the distressed look though, so decided to keep it for this card.

After foiling the word HUGS with the Matte Silver foil, I cut my card into a square using a die from the Spellbinders Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame die set. It’s easier to foil on a larger piece of card first, then die cut afterwards to ensure the word is straight. Underneath the foiling, I stamped a sentiment from the Hello Bluebird Typed Everyday stamp set.

I used another die from the Adoria Square die set to cut an ornate square. I layered the sentiment square over a slightly larger square of Pretty Amethyst cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey. I then layered these over the larger ornate square.

Having planned to add this to a large card base, I thought it would be nice to use the ornate die cut as the card base instead. So, I die cut a small square card base and adhered it at the back, then adhered another of the ornate squares behind that. I used a little glue to adhere the top of the large squares together.

The card stands up really well. I decided not to add any further embellishments this time, so the focus stays on the frame and foiling. I think it would make a lovely get well or sympathy card.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing the card I made with this fabulous kit. It’s a set I’m sure I’ll reach for often to add a special sentiment to a card.