I’m delighted to introduce you to my second collection of Glimmer Hot Plates called Yana’s Christmas Foiled Basics. This collection was based on my first collection, Foiled Basics and many items in this new line have a very similar look and feel to them, but with a Holiday twist.
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and Christmas cards by far are my favorite to make. So I couldn’t resist the opportunity to design several Christmas glimmer plates to create elegant foiled Christmas cards.
Welcome to the latest segment of What’s New At Spellbinders & FSJ. Join Creative Director, Kim Kesti, as she presents brand new Yana’s Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula. Watch video below or on our Youtube channel:
Yana’s Christmas Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula
GLP-179 Yana’s Christmas Sentiments: Let’s start with the must-have set from this collection – a set of sentiments! There are 5 main sentiments in this set and each comes with a coordinating die. The sentiments read “Happy Holidays”, “Season’s Greetings”, “Merry & Bright”, “Joy to the World”, and “Merry Christmas”.
There are also additional skinny strip sentiments to help you create customized messages for your projects. The skinny strip sentiment read – “Wishing You”, “Silent Night, Holy Night”, “All Is Calm, All Is Bright”. There is also a plate that says “From” and it can be paired with “All of Us”. You can also pair “From” with another one that reads “Our Home to Yours”. You also have numbers and these will help you create the date or the year. You have one plate that says 20 and then individual plates from 1 to 0 to create any date you need, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and so on.
GLP-184 Christmas Organic Foliage and GLP-188 Christmas Foliage Circle: The Christmas organic foliage is exactly what it sounds like – a set of foliage to dress up your cards. These are larger size foliage, there are 10 pieces including 2 poinsettias. These are great to add as accents to your frames, backgrounds, and sentiments. You can foil these on white or colored cardstock, use colored foil and even color those in using watercolors or markers. The example above shows these colored with Copic markers.
The other set, the Christmas Foliage Circle Border also includes several foliage pieces, but they are much smaller in size, so these 2 sets are great to combine together to make wreaths for your Christmas cards or again, to use as accents and embellishments.
There is also, of course, a piece to build a wreath in the Christmas Foliage Circle Border set and the concept is the same as in my previous Foliage Circle Border set. You foil the foliage 3 times to create a full circle wreath for your card. So the same concept as here, but the design of the foliage lends itself forwards Christmas and the circle plate also has a different detail to it, is it one solid line.
The foliage piece that makes the wreath can be used to make other shape wreaths, not just a circle wreath, here is one that has a square shape – here I foiled the wreath 4 times to create this shape. The set is quite versatile and designed to let you have the creative freedom to do what you like.
GLP-185 Glimmer Gift Border: The next plate in this collection is a Gift Border! This is a fun one because you can use it all year round, not just for Christmas, but also for Birthday cards. You foil it twice to cover a full background for your card or use as a border – up to you!
GLP-186 Christmas Foliage Background: The Christmas Foliage Background is probably my favorite plate from the whole collection. It does look weird because it is a half plate. It is not a full plate for 2 reasons – minimize the cost of the plate and to allow you to have better-foiled results. It is designed to be used on an A2 card, you just foil it twice and you’ll have a full card background.
The space in the center is reserved for sentiment, you can add a foiled and die-cut circle if you like, add a sentiment and you have yourself a pretty card. Or skip a circle and just add a sentiment, perhaps add some foliage pieces and you have a gorgeous foiled card in no time!
GLP-202 Glimmer Winter Village: And last, but not least, is the Glimmer Winter Village set. Again, one of my favorites. There are 3 plates, these don’t have coordinating dies, just the plates. You have 2 plates with pretty winter houses and also one plate with falling snow. You can foil the snow plate repeatedly to create as much or as little snow on your card. Add a sentiment and you have a gorgeous foiled card!