Cardmaking,  Glimmer Hot Foil System,  Intermediate

Glimmer Background Collection – Not Just for Backgrounds with Jean Manis

Hello crafty friends! I’m Jean, a papercrafter living in the Pacific Northwest blogging at Right as Rain. I am thrilled to be on the Spellbinders blog today sharing projects created with the Glimmer Background Collection.

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I am relatively new to foiling with the Glimmer Hot Foil System and had a blast trying out the four plates in the collection. I foiled with different colors of foil, including Rainbow Foil, foiled on different colors of cardstock, and I tried dry-embossing with the plates.

My number one piece of advice is to experiment!

The plates, measuring 2 ½” x 6″, create gorgeous backgrounds (as the collection name implies) and the variations are nearly limitless. I crafted three cards in which I used foiled backgrounds as card elements, cutting the foiled cardstock into smaller pieces. Let’s take a look!

On the Shine Bright card, I foiled the Hand Drawn Wave plate to create rainbows.

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Here are the steps:

  • Foil the Hand Drawn Wave plate with Rainbow Foil on Black Licorice cardstock strips twice. I rotated the direction of the rainbow pattern 180 degrees the second time so that the colors were in a different position on the pattern.
  • Cut the foiled cardstock with a 2″ square die. Each strip will yield two squares.
  • Foil the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II set in Black Foil on Whip Cream cardstock and trim.
  • Adhere the squares to a 4 ½” square white cardstock card base.
  • Add the sentiment with foam adhesive.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Bazzill orange-peel white cardstock; dot adhesive; foam adhesive

On the Color-Blocked Hello card, I foiled the Modern Lines plate on different colors of cardstock, cut those into strips, and arranged the strips to create a bright, modern background.

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Here are the steps:

  • Foil the Modern Lines plate with Gold Foil on to five different colors of cardstock. Cut the foiled cardstock with a die measuring ¾” wide.
  • Trim the pieces into random sections and adhere to a 3 ¾” x 5″ panel. Adhere panel to a white cardstock base.
  • Cut Bold Type Hello sentiment from gold foil and Whip Cream cardstock; assemble.
  • Foil the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II set in gold foil on vellum and cut with a circle die. Add Hello sentiment; adhere vellum circle to card.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Stampin’ Up, My Favorite Things, and Bazzill colored cardstock; Bazzill vellum; Bazzill Orange Peel textured cardstock; gold foil cardstock; Nuvo craft glue; dot adhesive

On the Rainbow Twinkle Lights card, I foiled the Twinkle Lights plate with the Rainbow Foil and used the Woven plate to create a dry-embossed background.

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Here are the steps:

  • Foil the Twinkle Lights plate with Rainbow Foil on Black Licorice cardstock. Trim to 2 ½” x 5 ½”.
  • With the Woven plate dry-emboss cardstock twice (rotating the plate for the second pass). Trim dry-embossed cardstock to A2 card size. Adhere to A2 card base.
  • Heat emboss sentiment on Whip Cream cardstock and cut with circle die. Cut a second circle from vellum. Adhere circles.
  • Add circle to black cardstock; adhere assembly to card base.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Bazzill vellum; Bazzill colored cardstock; Technique Tuesday stamp set; Versafine black ink; dot adhesive; double-sided tape

I am delighted you stopped by the Spellbinders blog today. I hope I’ve inspired you to grab some cardstock, grab some foil, and play with the Glimmer Background Collection!

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    slangnv

    What an amazing job you did! I love all the cards especially the Hello with the modern multi colored background. Probably good advice you gave, but your results look easy!

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    Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

    Wonderful trio of cards by Jean! I’ve never foiled but the results look amazing – may have to try it! Especially love the You Light Up My Life with the foiled dots on black cardstock. So fun with the embossed woven card!!

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