Happy Birthday!

Featuring Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plates

Welcome! May your day be special in some way today. For me, today is my daughter’s birthday and this is a card I made for her. The card is beautiful, shiny and colorful (in person). I’ve included a number of pictures today in hopes that combined, they might capture some of the beauty of the original.

This card is very easy to make. You start by using Rose Gold Foil to foil the center circle from Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Plate: Foliage Border. Step 2 is to use the foliage border and royal blue (matte finish) foil, using your Glimmer Hot Foil system, foil 4 times, around the center circle.

The sentiment is from Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Yana’s Sentiments, and it was foiled with royal blue foil (matte finish), then die cut. I die cut the sentiment 3 more times out of white cardstock and glued and stacked them for definition.

I foiled some flowers and leaves from green mirror and phantom purple (iridescent material pattern) foils.

Can you see the foil shining in the light?
The center flower on wreath was adhere it to card using foam dots to add dimension.

Supplies: Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Yana’s Sentiments; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Foliage Border (GLP-149); Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil: Green GLF-021 (mirror finish); Go Press and Foil foils: Royal Blue (matte finish), Phantom purple (iridescent material pattern), Rose gold bright foil (iridescent shavings pattern); foam glue dots (for the sentiment and flowers).

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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil: Viridian Green
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Foliage Border
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Yana's Sentiments
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Valentine Wishes

Hello there! I have never been a big Valentine’s Day card maker but this year has been different. With all the social distancing we have been doing for almost a year now, I miss “sharing the love” with hugs and affection. When you can’t do that with a physical hug then a hand made card can be the next best thing. 🙂

This card is so pretty in person!! I hope to be able to show you thru multiple pictures some of the beauty in this card.

One of the features of the card is the center heart. I found this among my stash, cut from some pattern paper I had at some point. It is an ivory color so it sets itself apart from the white background. The white cardstock front was ink splattered with Altenew’s Jet Black Ink Spray, after I used Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Woven and Go Press and Foil: Clear Foil (iridescent finish).

The flowers and leaves were cut using Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Calligraphy Hearts and a card that I had done some alcohol inking on a long time ago. The alcohol inks I used were from Marabu: Olive Green and Garnet.

This was such an easy card to make and so pretty! I hope you liked it!

The supplies I used: Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Woven and Calligraphy Hearts; Go Press and Foil: Clear Foil (iridescent finish); Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray; Hero Arts Nested Rounded Rectangle Dies; My Favorite Things Stitched Heart STAX; Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add on & Dies; My Favorite Things Int Rect Word Window; Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder; Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink; Marabu Alcohol Inks: Olive Green and Garnet Red; WOW! Opague Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder; Versamark Ink; Black Cardstock, White Cardstock, clear sequins.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Cards with Spellbinders Calligraphy Hearts

Good Morning! Today I have two cards to share for Valentine’s Day. They both have the same basic layout but with a couple of slight differences.

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plates: Calligraphy Hearts and Perfect Fit Hexagon Strips are the highlights of today’s cards. Both of them have been Glimmer Kits of the Month at Spellbinderspaperarts.com .

To deepen the color of this fuschia card stock, I used Altenew’s Purple Wine crisp dye ink and an ink blending brush to blend the ink onto the exposed areas of the fuschia card stock.
I used the pink glimmer hot foil on the hexagon strips and the deeper, magenta foil on the hearts. Black foil was used for the sentiment in both the cards.
All the hearts and hexagon shapes were foiled with deep red foil.
The center heart was glued to the vellum heart and the vellum heart was mounted to the card with foam tape to elevate it, add texture and depth.

The supplies I used in these cards include: Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Calligraphy Hearts and Perfect Fit Hexagon Strips; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil: GLF-006 (Pink) and GLF-039 (Magenta); Go Press and Foil: Deep Red Foil (mirror) and Midnight Black Foil (yellow matte finish); Altenew Red Card stock; My Favorite Things Stitched Heart STAX; Fuschia card stock; Altenew Purple Wine Crisp Dye Ink.

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Thanks A Bunch: featuring Altenew’s Pressed Leaf Die

I am so excited about my card today! Ever since I got Altenew’s Pressed Leaf Die I could picture it with alcohol inks. Well, I finally had a chance to play with it and use some alcohol inks with it. My inspiration came from fall leaves and how they can have multiple colors displayed in them as they change and get ready to fall off.

This card is square and larger than usual. It is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

I began this card by stamping my vase with one layer of Altenew’s Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye ink and 2 layers of Altenew’s Firebrick Crisp Dye ink. I then used a finger sponge dauber to apply Altenew’s Antique Gold Pigment ink to the stamp and stamping it over the Firebrick. I repeated this process (with the antique gold pigment ink) a couple of times until it looked the way I wanted it to. I then die cut the vase so that I could use it to plan the rest of my card.

Using a 6″x6″ piece of white card stock, I stamped 2-3 times using Altenew’s Rustic Linen Stamp and embossing ink. Once this was dry I planned where my leaf branches would be cut and die cut them. When doing this, you do cut into the left and right branches just a bit. It does not affect the finished product. Cut down your card front to 5 1/4″ across and 5 1/8″ down.

Next I chose some alcohol inks in colors that I see in fall leaves, some Yupo paper and 91% isopropyl alcohol and started moving the colors around with an air brush. I used a couple of sheets of Yupo paper until I had some designs that I thought I could use. Taking the Altenew Pressed Leaf Die, I cut the image out 3 times from the alcohol inked Yupo paper and then fussy cut the whole branch out. I also creased the center of each branch where the die cut leaves an impression. Each branch is then glued to the white card stock that was cut earlier. I glued the center branch last.

I tied a small bow at the mouth of the vase using gold thread then mounted the vase onto the card front using foam tape. The sentiment was made with Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and Rose Gold Foil (vintage matte finish). I then mounted the card front to a piece of black card stock 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. This was then mounted onto a 5 1/2″x 5 1/2″ #110 white cardstock base.

The supplies I used are as follows: Altenew Mod Vases Stamp & Die; Altenew Rustic Linen Stamp Set; Altenew Pressed Leaf Die; Altenew Embossing Ink; Altenew Antique Gold Pigment Ink; Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Autumn Blaze and Firebrick; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Everyday Sentiments II; Yupo paper; Lawn Fawn Every Day Sentiment Banners; Marabu Alcohol Inks: Agave, Cinnamon, Metallic Copper; 91% Isoproply Alcohol

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Hello Script: Stay Awesome My Friend

Stretching Your Stencils: Altenew Diamond Builder Stencil

Hi Everyone!

Today I have 3 cards to share. They were all made with one background stencil on a 6″x 6″ piece of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock.

I made these cards back in the fall of 2019 for a stencil class I was going to host but when it got canceled I never got it back on the schedule. 😦

To make this background, start with a 6″x6″ piece of white cardstock and the Altenew Diamond Builder Stencil. I used Ranger Distress inks in colors: Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry. I also used blender brushes to apply the inks thru the stencil. To make the pattern follow the guide on the back of the stencil packaging, changing colors each time you turn the stencil. Once your background is done you will need to cut a 4″x5″ panel from your background. You will save the leftover edges to make the 3rd card. Decide where you would like to cut your card on the diagonal and cut. My card was cut 1 7/8″ from left edge and 3 3/4″ from right edge. I backed this colored background with craft foam cut to size. I also added a 1/8″ piece of black cardstock on the diagonal. I mounted the stenciled background onto a 4″x5 1/4″ white cardstock, then mounted that onto a piece of black cardstock
4 1/8″x5 3/8″.

To make the sentiment, use Altenew Fancy Hello Die and cut out of black card stock 3x. Glue the 3 layers together. White heat emboss the “Stay Awesome My Friend” sentiment from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set, on black cardstock. Adhere the sentiment with liquid glue and the sentiment strip using foam tape. Adhere card front to a card base 4 1/4×5 1/2″.

Supplies: Altenew Fancy Hello Die, Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp (sentiment), Altenew Diamond Builder Stencil, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, Black card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110 card stock, Ranger Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Fresh Picked Studios Blender Brushes.

To make this card you will use the bottom background piece from the card made in the first photo (see directions). You will also need a piece of black cardstock cut to 4 1/4″x5 1/2″, a 4 1/8″x5 3/8″ piece of white cardstock and a 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ white card base. Measure down about 1.25″ on the left side (about 3 1/8″ on right side) of your piece of white card stock for placement of your background stenciled cardstock. Before glueing it down, decide where you will stamp your sentiments and stamp and heat emboss both sentiments. Once you have done that, glue down your stenciled piece and decorate the edges using 1/8″ pieces of black cardstock. Glue or use double sided tape to adhere to black cardstock background and then adhere to card base.

Other Supplies: Altenew Everything About You Stamp, Altenew Obsidian Black pigment ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.

To make this card, use your leftover scraps from the previous two cards, there should be about 1/2″ strips left. Make a card front 4 1/8″x5 3/8″ and splatter it with the distress inks used to make the background. Adhere the stenciled background strips to the right and left side of card front. Cut your sentiment from black cardstock. Using a ruler to keep your lines straight, line up your letters and glue in place. Adhere your card front to a 4 1/4×5 1/2″ card base.

Other Supplies: Altenew Fine Alphabet Die, paint brush for splatters.

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