Hello, crafty friends! Its Marie here again from Marie Nicole Designs. I had the pleasure of creating with the new Foil Basics Glimmer plates and I have two cards to show you today! These Glimmer plates are full of lovely foliage and scripty fonts. Perfect for building a foiled wreath and adding the perfect sentiment to your cards. For my first card today, I filled a little envelope with the foliage pieces that I foiled and die cut with these new glimmer plates.
I began by foiling all my pieces with gold foil, and then die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I used the foliage pieces from both the Foliage Border and the Organic Foliage sets. I love that these sets are able to be mixed to give you more pieces to work with!
For the background on my card, I cut a piece of white paper and a piece of pink paper diagonally, then used washi tape to hold them together while I foiled the Polka Dot Strip along the bottom. This Polka Dot Strip glimmer plate is able to give you a fun border OR be placed again to continue the pattern across your whole project. I then added the polka dot pieces of cardstock to my card base as my background.
For the envelope, I used the dies in the January Glimmer Kit of the Month. The dies cut out the sides that will give you an envelope when assembled. I added this envelope to the front of my card, and then simply arranged my foiled foliage inside. I used both liquid glue and foam adhesive to do this. To finish this card, I added a few clear sequins and the foiled sentiment.
Such a pretty card! With so much dimension, this is a card that I would most likely give by hand instead of sending through the mail!
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Paper trimmer, scissors, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, clear sequins, grey alcohol marker
Foliage Border Wreath
My second card today features the Foliage Border Glimmer set. This set gives you a glimmered circle that you can add some gorgeous foliage around. There is also a die that will perfectly cut out the circle border with the foliage attached. I simply Glimmered these pieces together and die cut them out in order to add to the front of my card.
I wanted to add a few more foiled pieces along the edge of my angled cardstock strips on the background, so I foiled more pieces from the Organic Foliage Glimmer set. I used Aura Foil for all my foiled pieces- including the sentiment. This foil is a gold foil with a colorful shine to it. So pretty!
For my background, I simply cut a number of cardstock strips using different colors of FSJ cardstock. I then layered them on my background at an angle, and trimmed off the sides with a scissors. I added my foiled border over these strips using foam adhesive, and then added the additional foiled pieces behind the border with liquid glue.
I also added the glimmered sentiment and a few pink sequins to finish this card! So simple to make but the shine of the foil makes it stand out!
Paper trimmer, scissors, sequins.