Making Spirits Bright

Hello. Thank you for stopping by Treasures in Letters.

Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card that I made using Spellbinders Hot Glimmer Plates. Christmas comes and goes so quickly that I usually have no time to really enjoy some of the new stamps, dies, or foil plates that I had ordered for the Christmas season. That was certainly the case this year, so I decided ahead of time that I would continue to make Christmas cards until I am tired of it.

I have owned a hot foil press for about 5 years now; I have both a Go Press and Foil (Couture Creations) and a Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. Every year I seem to use them only around Christmas time but I am enjoying all the new hot glimmer plates that Spellbinders has been releasing for all seasons and occasions. I am having so much fun playing with them that it doesn’t even matter to me if I end up with a card at the end of the day.

This card is so beautiful in person. I have it standing up on one of my craft tables and whenever I turn on the light it just sparkles and lights up.

To make this card I started out by using Spellbinders Twinkle Lights Hot Foil Glimmer Plate with Spellbinders Prism Glimmer Hot Foil to make my background. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Stormy Sky, and Chipped Sapphire to ink blend over the foil, using blender brushes. I then cut my background frame using Hero Arts Infinity Dies, Rounded Rectangle.

The sentiment is from Spellbinders Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiments and I used Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil GLF-020 (royal blue). I cut the sentiment out with We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circle Dies (3″ circle) and cut a second one out of craft foam. I trimmed the craft foam circle to fit behind the sentiment circle and glued it in place.

Using Spellbinders Christmas Organic Foliage Hot Glimmer Plates, I foiled and cut out flowers and leaves using Spellbinders Hot Glimmer Foil: GLF-015 (Skybright), GLF-009 (Shiny Teal), and Go Press and Foil Sea Breeze (Iridescent Digital Pattern).

This photo captures the shine of the beautiful foils used on the card.

Thank you for stopping bye. I hope you liked the card.

Today I have affiliate links to the Spellbinders products I have used. There is no cost to you if you use the links. They are there for your convenience.

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Card Making Class: Stretching Your Stencils

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Welcome to Treasures In Letters!! Thank you for stopping by. Are you interested in having some crafty fun making some all occasion cards without having to make an investment in tools and materials? If so, Amy Hill of Sevenscrafts.com, and I are teaming up to present a “Make and Take” Stretching Your Stencils Card Making Class.

You don’t need any prior experience and you don’t need any tools. We will provide everything you need. You will make 5 all occasion cards and you will be able to choose your own color scheme where applicable.

See more details below:

Please note: this presentation is an on-location class.

STRETCHING YOUR STENCILS: featuring Altenew stencils

Amy Hill of Sevenscafts.com and I are offering a:

Stretch Your Stencils Card Making Class

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th FROM: 9AM-11:30AM

WHERE: Patty’s House, Norton, MA (address will be provided in confirmation email).

Cost: $30 (You will make 5 completed cards)

Why: To have fun!
All tools and supplies will be provided for you.
No experience necessary.
Space is limited. You must register ahead of time.
Refunds will be issued if more registrations come in than we have seats.

Purchase Your Registration Here

SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Once you purchase your seat in the class, we will send you an email with Patty’s address. If you do not receive an email, please contact Amy at sevenscrafts@gmail.com or Patty at treasuresinletters@gmail.com and we will be sure to get you any information you need.

Amy and I are both Altenew Educators who enjoy paper crafting (card making, especially) and sharing our skills and tools with others in a comfortable setting where people can try something new, or build their skills, in an enjoyable, safe environment.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat. Nov. 16th
Holiday Card Making Class
More details coming soon 🙂

Day by Day, Inhale Exhale

Spotlight on Magenta and Technique Junkies Stamps

Well hello and welcome back to Treasures in Letters. Although I have been quiet on my blog, I have been very busy making cards. I’m someone who enjoys making cards so much more than writing about them ;). Now that I have a bunch of cards I will begin the process of sharing them all with you and in Virginia Lu’s Show and Share.

So today’s card was made for a friend who is going thru a tough time. I wanted to encourage her and let her know that I care about her. It features a stamp from the company Magenta (I believe they are located in Canada), Technique Junkies (the sentiment), and a Scripture sentiment on the inside, from the formerly, Our Daily Bread Stamps.

The watercolor effect on the card was made using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Twisted Citron; Magenta Stamp C-0747-M, Technique Junkies Day by Day, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Canson Watercolor card stock, black card stock, craft cardstock, Our Daily Bread Scripture Collection 3, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock.