Handmade Cards, Spellbinders

Spellbinders July 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit

Today I’m sharing cards I made with the Spellbinders July 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil kit.

This month, you get the Glimmering Sentiments set. It’s perfect for creating beautiful foiled sentiments on your projects. There are 5 glimmer plates with coordinating dies, plus a roll of pewter foil, which might be my new favourite as it’s such a gorgeous colour!

The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil kit is a monthly subscription and 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. A list of compatible machines is available on the Spellbinders website.

For my cards, I decided to use some patterned papers from Altenew and try foiling directly on to them. You could use the coordinating dies to foil and die cut sentiments to add to your project instead, but I decided I wanted a one layer design.

I used some low tack tape to secure my glimmer plate to my patterned paper, then tucked the foil (pretty side face up) under the glimmer plate. Then I placed the paper face down on to the glimmer hot foil machine.

Foiling on patterned paper worked really well. A couple of things I learnt after my first card was to keep as much of the paper off the hot foil plate as possible. I found some of the colour transferred to my hot foil machine. This was easy to wipe away with a cloth, but can be mostly avoided by positioning the paper so only the area you want to foil is on the machine.

I noticed some over-foiling around the sentiment on my first card. I think I probably ran it through my machine a few too many times, as I didn’t have a problem on my second card when I went through just once back and forth.

It’s easy to remove over-foiling with a sand eraser. Just use a light hand when doing this.

I adhered my patterned paper panels to card bases to finish. These were really quick cards to make. I love the beautiful foiling and how pretty it looks with the patterned paper.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards I made with this fabulous kit.

*Disclaimer: Glimmer Hot Foil Kit kindly provided to me by Spellbinders. All opinions expressed are my own.