I am so excited to be able to share the April Glimmer plates from Spellbinders! Spellbinders has a Glimmer subscription, where you receive some new Glimmer plates each month! This month’s plates is this set of capital alphabets. These are perfect for spelling out sentiments and personalizing your creations with adding names. I did a video on these plates that mostly focuses on how I like to make sure to get my plates lined up and straight while foiling my projects- take a look!
Once you get comfortable with foiling your projects, the uses for these alphabets are endless! I know they will become one of the items I reach for frequently in my craft room.
For my first card, I used a Winnie and Walter stamp set to stamp out the background. I just arranged the little floral pieces in my Misti and stamped them all out using Versafine Black ink, as well as some soft colors of Surface Inks. I like the contrast of the black lines against the soft colors.
I then added my sentiment by foiling the large letters with some blue Spellbinders hot foil. Then, I stamped out a supporting sentiment using the sentiments from the Winnie and Walter stamp set that the flowers are from. I also added some CLOUD 9 Dream Drops here and there. I love the subtle shimmer they give!
My next card with these plates is the one I showed in my video at the beginning of this post! This is another simply stamped background with the Winnie and Walter stamp set, only this time I stamped all images in ALABASTER PIGMENT INK on some MIDNIGHT CARDSTOCK.
Sometimes, a simple background is all you need! Besides, those foiled sentiments really pop on a dark cardstock, dont they?
I used Copper hot foil for this card, and arranged my letters to spell out the word, “friend”.
I think keeping the letters all straight and aligned is the trickiest part of using these letters, but if you use Press N Seal like I showed in my video, it makes it so much easier!
After I foiled the sentiment, I used a supporting sentiment from a Concord & 9th stamp set that I again stamped with Alabaster Pigment Ink. To finish the card, I added some White Crystal Nuvo Drops.
I hope you don’t mind all the photos, but like I have mentioned in the past, when I really love a project, I tend to take a ton of them!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have left you with some ideas and inspiration for your own crafting. Check out the process video if you haven’t already to see exactly how easy it is to add your own foiled sentiments and words.
Until next time,