Hey, friends! Im sharing some Glimmer plates designed by Becca Feeken in today’s post. These plates will hot press foil into your cards, tags, or other papercraft projects, and they have some fun holiday themes. Check out BECCA’S HOLIDAY COLLECTION in the Spellbinder’s online shop!
I decided to do something a little different than my usual cards, and create a pair of festive tags. You could tie these tags onto gifts to pretty up your wrapping, or even just write a note of encouragement on the back to give to a friend.
For my first tag, and the one featured in my video, I started by coloring the background with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I have never tried foiling over mousse before, so this was somewhat of an experiment and I am so pleased with how it turned out!
After my mousse was completely dry, I heated up the glimmer plates on my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, and ran it through my Platinum 6 to press the foil onto the tag. I was honestly surprised at how well these plates foiled onto the mousse! I used a silvery foil with colorful shine that you can see when you tip it in the light.
For my next tag, I again applied some mousse, this time in a bright red. I didn’t foil the large, intricate design on this one; instead, I simply pressed the design into the background. You can do this pressed technique by running your die and glimmer plate through your machine exactly the same way you would if you were foiling- just don’t add any foil! You will be left with a lovely impression that adds some subtle beauty to your background.
I then went ahead and foiled the sentiment with some gold foil. Since the words on the sentiment is such a well-known Christmas saying, I was able to foil it with it partially positioned off the side of the tag, but the recipient will still know what the whole sentiment says.
I cut a small amount off the bottom of my tag, and then added some glitter cardstock. I thought I needed a little more glittery shine to coordinate with the gold sentiment.
With both of my tags, I layered on some die cut poinsettias and greenery from Spellbinder’s Glimmered Ornament set. This set has a large ornament that you can glimmer, as well as the dies for the flower and leaves. I have used this set over and over again this season, because you can never have enough flowers and branches dies!
I finished off these tags by embellishing with sequins and splatters of gold or silvery liquid mediums. I absolutely love how they turned out, and cannot wait to tie them onto some Christmas gifts!
I hope you enjoyed a look at the Glistening Holiday Glimmer plates by Becca Feeken! I will have links below to the items used in today’s post. These affiliate links offer me a small commission if you choose to buy through them, at no extra cost to you. This commission simply allows me to continue to add content to my YouTube channel and blog. Thank you!
Until next time,