Hello and welcome! I’m making some elegant cards today with the new release, “Sealed by Spellbinders.” This collection is all about wax seals, but it includes gorgeous glimmer hot foil plates as well as coordinating stencils to help you color them. Of course there are dies, I mean it’s Spellbinders! They also have some beautiful brushed cardstock and envelopes in navy, silver, white, and rose gold. Go check it out: https://shrsl.com/3rctk. I used pearls and gemstones to embellish the cards, which I colored using alcohol markers to match the cardstock.
The background on these cards were foiled using the Geometric Flower Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, which imprints the design into the cardstock as well as foiling it. This created a gorgeous debossed look you don’t get with regular hot foiling. The sentiments were done with the Sealed Glimmer Sentiments Hot Foil Plates. I used glimmer hot foil in blush color.
You’ll need the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine from Spellbinders as well as a die cutting machine because the system works through heat and pressure.
The cardstock is from the Astrobrights Dreamy paper pack which includes assorted colors of cardstock which are acid and lignin free. I chose the Punchy Peach, Bubble Gum, and Gray colors for my cards. I purchased this cardstock from Walmart. I love how the colors work so well together.
The cards feature elegant pearls, which I colored using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers which I’ve had for years. In fact they make different ones now. The pearls on the peach card were colored with the FS4 marker. The pearls on the peachy pink card were colored with the FS6 marker, and the gems on the pink and grey card were colored with the PP2 marker. You can get the pearls already colored at Spellbinders.
The oval with the sentiment was cut with the Nestabilities Small Classic Ovals Dies. I created a frame for the oval by stacking two dies together.
I then decided to add some blush foil to the frame, however, it didn’t foil well because the dies I chose to use also emboss the shape. Since the recessed areas were not able to be foiled, I would recommend using oval dies that do not emboss to create the frame. You need a flat surface to get a solid foiling. I achieved the foiled frame by using a solid hot plate. I used the Glimmer Essentials Solid Arch, but you can use any shape of solid hot plate you have as long as it’s large enough to cover the oval frame.
I added some flower and leaf die cuts to embellish the oval. They were cut using the Be Bold Etched dies from Spellbinders. I added some color to some of them using my alcohol markers and some sparkle to some using the Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen in clear.
I hope you were inspired to create something of your own. Please enjoy the video of these cards being made on YouTube:
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Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3L EZ Runner Permanent Adhesive, Value Pack:
https://amzn.to/3c0Uvg4 (THIS IS THE ONE WITH REFILLS)
Astrobrights Dreamy Cardstock Pack Assorted Colors:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Astrobrights-Colored-Cardstock-Dreamy-5-Color-Assortment-50-Sheets/691438091 (Colors used – Punchy Peach, Bubble Gum, Gray)
GLIMMER HOT PLATES / FOIL
Geometric Flower Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: https://shrsl.com/3rcpv
Sealed Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates: https://shrsl.com/3rcpy
Glimmer Essentials Solid Arch Hot Foil Plate: https://shrsl.com/3rcvs
Glimmer Hot Foil in Blush: https://shrsl.com/3rcr0
You’ll need these to use the above mentioned hot plates:
Be Bold Etched Dies: https://shrsl.com/3rcq9
Spellbinders NEST-S4-112 Nestabilities Small Classic Ovals Die: https://amzn.to/2XVjyJx ( I recommend using a different oval dies that do not emboss for the oval frame if you plan to foil your frame.)
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: https://amzn.to/3opeHvQ
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in FS4, FS6, PP2.
Essential Pearl Dots: https://shrsl.com/3rcw8
Layered Geometric Flower Stencils: https://shrsl.com/3rcql (These coordinate with the Geometric Flower Background Glimmer Hot Plate)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine: https://shrsl.com/3fh78
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System: https://shrsl.com/3rcw0
Tool ‘n One (to remove pieces from dies and die cut shapes): https://shrsl.com/38b28
Coture Creations Electric Eraser: https://amzn.to/3PJ8sRp
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n
We R Memory Keepers Mini Scoreboard: https://amzn.to/3TQjKpk
Teflon bone folder (it is supposed to not leave a burnishing mark or shine on the paper: https://amzn.to/2QYdHE5