Hello, crafty friends! I get to share the new May Glimmer Kit from Spellbinders with you today! If you haven’t already signed up for the Glimmer Kit, let me tell you a little bit about it. Each month, you receive some new Glimmer plates along with a roll of foil. You can use these plates on cardstock, fabric, leather, chipboard, and a number of other materials, so your possibilities are endless!
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So, let’s see what this month’s plates are, shall we?
These plates are so gorgeous! The frame plate in this set was perfect for using the negative foil piece to create an additional background to the one that you first Glimmered. I give some useful tips on how to do this in my video, so be sure to watch!
One of the things I loved when I first saw the Glimmer is that you can use that negative foil piece again on another project and avoid wasting that gorgeous piece of foil! The key to doing this is getting enough pressure while running it through your die machine. You want to add several additional shims to make sure there is enough pressure to foil, since you aren’t using a plate.
Here is the card I created using that negative piece.
You can see that it is the reverse design of the plate- you get the white cardstock showing through where the plate foiled the first card, and the whole panel is covered in that gorgeous gold foil. So pretty!
Here are the two cards side by side- the one on the right is the card foiled with the glimmer plate, and the left is the negative.
Such an amazing way to create two cards at once! This would be a great technique for creating and gifting sets of cards.
To add a little pop of color to my cards, I stamped out a flower designed by Stephanie Low, and colored it in with Zigs. Then, I die cut it out and added it to my foiled frames. These cards look so elegant with the foiling and single rose.
I love how this month’s Glimmer plates also come with a few dies that coordinate. You receive an oval die that perfectly cuts out the center of that glimmered frame. I used this to cut out an oval from white cardstock and pop it up in the center with a sentiment from Fun Stamper’s Journey embossed in Gold.
My third card I created in much the same way, only this time I used some Midnight navy cardstock from Brutus Monroe. The blue and gold is so striking together, and that pink rose adds just enough soft color. The sentiment on this one is again embossed in gold and is another stamp from Fun Stamper’s Journey.
Since these Glimmer plates are so amazing all on their own, you can quickly create sets of cards by just featuring this plate on the front.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and you try out foiling with your negatives- its a great way to use those leftover foil pieces!
Also, don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinder’s website and check out the Glimmer club. Like I mentioned, join Now and Save 10% Off the purchase of the Glimmer Hot Foil System! *You may add the system at the time of subscription.
Until next time,