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Christmas Foiled Basics Collection – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams

Hi there, this is Annie Williams and I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to share a few projects using the new Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula.

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Oftentimes I pull out my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine when I want to add some elegant accents to a card, but when I saw the gorgeous designs in this Glimmer plate collection, I knew the foiled elements would be the big star of the show.  For these three cards, I’m sharing a few easy ways to add a touch of color to let that foiling on your project shine.

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Slimline Winter Village Card

The Glimmer Winter Village plates stack perfectly to create beautiful scenes on a portrait card base, but I thought it would be fun to arrange them horizontally to make this slimline card.

Spellbinders Yana's Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams #spellbinders #NeverStopMaking #GlimmerHotFoilSystem #Cardmaking #Christmascardmaking

Spellbinders Yana's Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams #spellbinders #NeverStopMaking #GlimmerHotFoilSystem #Cardmaking #Christmascardmaking

  • Using colored pencils, add solid red coloring to the doors and chimneys on all of the buildings except for the church. Color the walls of each building a solid white.
  • Add white to the trees and just beneath the snowdrifts as well, leaving the strokes heavy for a sketchy, artistic look.

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  • Mat the grey panel with red satin foil cardstock and adhere it to a white top-folding card base measuring 3.5” x 8.5”.
  • Apply Red Hot Foil to white cardstock using the Merry Christmas Sentiment from Yana’s Christmas Sentiments set and cut it out with the coordinating die. Adhere it to the card with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Stampin’ Up Smoky Slate Cardstock, red satin foil cardstock, Prismacolor White and Crimson Red colored pencils, tape runner, foam adhesive

Foiled Gift Background Card

I loved the modern look of the Glimmer Gift Border plate and thought it would look fun as a full background foiled in a non-traditional color scheme.  Since I wanted each present to be a different color, it takes a little more time than usual to foil, but I love the end result and wanted to share this method that can be adapted for tons of Glimmer plate designs!

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  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.125” x 8.375”. Using an embossing mat in your die cutting machine with the Glimmer Gift Border plate, emboss the design only into the white cardstock twice to cover the entire panel.

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  • Working with one color of foil at a time, secure small pieces of foil over the presents you want to foil in that color with low-tack tape (this is a great use for foil scraps!), being careful not to have the tape overlap the design as this could leave a textured impression in your foiling.
  • Nestle the Glimmer Gift Border Plate back into the embossed cardstock on top of the scraps of foil, secure the plate to the cardstock with more low-tack tape, and heat the entire stack and run it through your diecutting machine as you would normally.
  • Repeat for the remaining colors until the entire background is complete (Here I used Cobalt Blue, Skybright, and Green Hot Foils).

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

White cardstock, foam adhesive, liquid glue, washi tape

Ink Blended & Foiled Foliage Card

Ink blending over foiled elements is one of my favorite ways to add a touch of color to a gorgeous Glimmer design, and I thought it would be perfect to add a little dimension to the foiled design I created with the Christmas Foliage Background plate.

Spellbinders Yana's Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams #spellbinders #NeverStopMaking #GlimmerHotFoilSystem #Cardmaking #Christmascardmaking

Spellbinders Yana's Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams #spellbinders #NeverStopMaking #GlimmerHotFoilSystem #Cardmaking #Christmascardmaking

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Stampin’ Up Soft Sea Foam cardstock,  white cardstock, Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, blending brush, Prismacolor Light Aqua and Lavender colored pencils, foam adhesive, liquid glue

Spellbinders Yana's Christmas Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula – Adding Touches of Color with Annie Williams #spellbinders #NeverStopMaking #GlimmerHotFoilSystem #Cardmaking #Christmascardmaking

I hope you enjoyed these colorful and festive Christmas card projects and thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can find more Glimmer inspiration over at my blog AnnieBWills.com and I hope you give some of these techniques a try!

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    Christine

    Great post. The first card is so elegant. I love how you foiled the presents in different colours. I have this plate so I’m excited to try that.

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