Hello and welcome! Janette Kausen here guesting once again for Spellbinders! I am excited to be here and thrilled to share my newest projects with you! I’ve created three cards with a similar technique and feel, each with Glimmer Hot Foil as a focal point.
Keeping ideas simple is a great way to complete several cards without having to reinvent the wheel with each go. When a design works and you love it, keep it going with slight modifications to keep it fresh. When you’ve completed a set, you’ve got several cards ready to go for your stash or to gift!
I began creating this A2 trio with a bright bold background to really make the foiled sentiment pop. Cut cardstock into 3/8 inch strips. Apply a paper backed dry tape adhesive to cardstock. Leaving release paper in place, trim to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. (Note: a similar colored cardstock will hide any possible gaps between the paper strips.)
Remove release paper and adhere bright strips diagonally corner to corner, butting them together, building out. When complete, flip panel to back and trim along cardstock backing panel. Glimmer Hot Foil Happiest Birthday in Matte Gold, trim and adhere in place with dimensional adhesive.
Repeat steps to create dry tape adhesive backing panel. This time apply ¼” bright cardstock strips vertically. Adhere white cardstock to each side, flip to back and trim along backing panel as a guideline.
Using the grid lines on the Glimmer Hot Foil System base plate, center Thank You Very Much Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. Place Matte Gold foil dull side up over plate and carefully center striped panel in place. Complete sandwich, adding an extra scratch paper shim if necessary, to allow a complete foil transfer to the paper strips.
Again, create dry tape adhesive backing panel. This time align cardstock strips horizontally. Add a Scattered Dot Pattern foil design, again in Matte Gold, to basic white cardstock. Adhere to either side of the stripes and flip to trim off excess from the back.
Matte Gold foil Tiered Cake Glimmer Plate and Everyday Sentiment II, “Birthday Wishes,” onto white cardstock. Trim cake down to 3 ¼” x 4 ½” and pop in place with dimensional adhesive. Trim down birthday sentiment cutting banner details on sides. Pop this in place with dimensional adhesive, as well.
Adhere each to an A2 folded card base and give. Give a set as a gift or post individually as happy mail. Really, who doesn’t smile when they receive a handmade card in the mailbox?
Foiling Tip: more heating time and pressure do not create a better transfer. I have had my best success by accurately using the built-in timer and light pressure when passing though the Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.
Hero Arts cardstock, Be Creative tape, 3M foam tape.
Thank you for visiting today and thank you to Spellbinders for the invitation to guest! It’s been a pleasure. I have enjoyed sharing more about the Glimmer Hot Foil System with you! If you’ve been inspired to create, be sure to tag #Spellbinders and #NeverStopMaking on social media!