Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello, Spellbinders fans! This is Hussena Calcuttawala, from Quill and Punch Works, and I am thrilled and honored to be a guest blogger today on the Spellbinders blog. I am here to share some projects that I’ve made with the NEW May Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. These Glimmer Plates are so elegant and such a joy to work with! I can’t wait to show you my projects using this collection.

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates add stunning foil features to any project from cards to mixed media and more. They are designed to be used with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (or other compatible hot foil system). Depending on its design, some plates may be used for letterpress and embossing.

I have THREE Cards to share using this new collection, so let’s get started! My first card is made predominantly using White & Gold and features the Circle Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Fanciful Corners Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

This card was really simple to put together because the Glimmer Plates did all the job for me. I started first by foiling the circles from the Circle Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate using Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold. Once I finished foiling both the plates, I die cut the large circle using the Hemstitch Circles Etched Dies. I wanted to keep the Glimmer Plates the focal of my card and hence die cut the circles and adhered them to the center of my card.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

I decided to create a stamped background for my card using the Fun Stampers Journey Deco Wall Stamp & Journey Gold Ink Pad. This gave my card a rich look and went well with my card design.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

To embellish my card, I used some very elegant flowers, leaves, and vines from the Vintage Burst Paper Flowers, Leaves & Vines. At this point, I felt that my card design needed something more to balance it. I decided to add two foiled corners to my card using the Fanciful Corners Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold. This almost completed my card. All that was left to do now was to add a sentiment. I die cut the word ‘Hello’ twice, once from Vellum, and the other from Gold Mirror Cardstock. I popped them one on top of the other and this card was done!

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

Moving on to my second card which is something very different from my usual style. I used the gorgeous, Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Hello Glimmer Hot Foil Plate to create this card.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

To be fairly honest, this card did not take me more than 30 minutes to complete. That’s the advantage of using such gorgeous Glimmer Plates. They fill in the entire card front and do not need any further accents. I foiled the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate using Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Rose Gold. I initially had decided to keep the background as is, but then felt it was too white. I used some of my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to add some color to the flowers. I feel, this lifted the background altogether!

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

I did not want the background to be hidden under various card layers, so I directly popped my sentiment piece on this panel. I used the Hello Glimmer Hot Foil Plate to foil the sentiment. I used the Hello Die outline to adhere the foiled piece onto it, which was die cut using Gold Mirror Cardstock.

My third and final card for today features the Fanciful Corners Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. These corners are exquisite and add beauty to any project. I used them here as a part of my card design.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

To create this card, I first started with a piece of 5″ X 5″ Pink Cardstock. I die cut this piece using the Shapeabilities Antiquities Square Etched Dies. Once it was die cut, I used the Fanciful Corners Glimmer Hot Foil Plates to foil the four corners on my card panel. I used the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold for it. Next, I die cut the intricate label pattern from Pink and Gold Mirror Cardstock respectively and layered them one on top of the other, slightly off-setting them so that the gold would show through. I used the Fun Stampers Journey Text Happy Stamp Set for my sentiment which I stamped on another die cut piece.

Glimmer Hot Foil Inspiration | Foiled Cards with Hussena Calcuttawala

I kept the embellishing very minimal on this one. I die cut few flowers using Cream Foamiran, embossed them lightly, and added pearl pollens for the centres. I also added some die cut leaves and vines, some filler flowers and rose buds to balance the floral design. The Glimmer Plates make creating cards so much fun and easy!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, Cream Linen Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, Light Pink Textured Cardstock, Gold Mirror Cardstock, Vellum Sheets, White Fun Foam; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Double Sided Foam Tape, Mini Glue Gun; Zig Clean Colour REal Brush Markers, Foamiran Sheets (Cream), McGill Inc. Paper Blossoms Tool kit, Pollens, Micro Rose Buds, Filler Flowers.

I hope you liked my creations! If you did, please let me know which one is your favorite! 🙂 To see more of my work with Spellbinders products, do visit me on my Instagram and subscribe to my Blog.

Have a wonderful day ahead!

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6 Comments

  1. Love the cards!! Can you please share where you bought the Foamiran sheets, Please!!

    1. Hello Nancy! Thank you so much for your comment. I buy my Foamiran sheets from an online craft store in India who are an authorised distributor for Foamiran, but if you don’t have any stores near you stocking it, you can check Amazon. I’ve seen them stocking some colours. When purchasing Foamiran, always be careful about the thickness of the foam sheets. It ideally should be 0.6mm or 0.8mm. Anything thicker than that is not original Foamiran. I hope this helps.

  2. Beautiful!
    I’m so glad that I bought a Glimmer Hot Foil System….the results are fabulous!

  3. Lovely cards love them all. I got an idea. I dont have teh Glimmer Hot foil system but i am going to try with the products i have and see the results i get. If i get a perfect result using my supplies i will let you know. Thank you for the inspiration. Love and hugs

    1. Both your cards are soo Classy and elegant Hussena !!

  4. Oh my gosh.. They are all beautiful, but my favorite is the white and gold and next, the one you decided to color the flowers. I agree with your decision. I just bought a Glimmer machine and bought all what I needed for that white and gold card. I now wish I had also gotten that flower design, I almost did. But I have spent way to much money today and will just have to wait for it. Thanks bunches for sharing how and what and et cetera. Have a great weekend.
    Regina

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