Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams
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Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

Hi there, this is Annie Williams and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share a couple of projects using the new Glimmer Essentials Collection from Spellbinders.  The Essential Duo Line Glimmer plates create the perfect accent border for any background, sentiment, or focal image and I was inspired to create two bright springtime cards combining all of the different shapes.

Simple circle borders are always the perfect backdrop for a rustic wreath, so I created this cheerful floral birthday card using both the Essential Duo Line Glimmer Circles and Squares.

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Adhere the navy blue background panel to a top-folding 4.25” square white card base with foam adhesive.
  • Pop the inked and foiled circle up in the center with more foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the butterfly, leaves and flowers to the circle panel with liquid glue.
  • Add the sentiment to the lower right corner with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Heavyweight white cardstock, navy blue, pink, and green cardstocks, rhinestones, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks, blending brush, sponge daubers, liquid glue, foam adhesive

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

When you have a large focal image on your project, the Essential Duo Line Glimmer plates are perfect for making elegant frames and background designs to draw attention to them.  Here I combined the rectangle and oval shapes to create a layered frame for these pretty die-cut Easter eggs.

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Die cut white cardstock four times using the Egg Outline die from the Forever Spring Eggs Die Set.
  • Blend Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink over three of the shapes to mimic dyed eggs.
  • Cut one of the inked eggs with the Decorative Egg Insert die from the Forever Spring Eggs Die Set and layer it over the solid white egg with liquid glue.
  • Die cut two more Decorative Egg Inserts from white cardstock and layer each one over a solid inked egg with liquid glue.
  • Die cut white cardstock with the flower dies from the Glimmering Butterflies Plate Set and color them with Copic markers.

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Mat the teal background panel with silver matte mirror cardstock and adhere it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with foam adhesive.
  • Pop the three layered Easter eggs up on top of the card front with more foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the flowers and leaves in the corners using liquid glue.
  • Add the sentiment strips to the center egg with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

White cardstock, teal cardstock, silver matte mirror cardstock, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, blending brushes, Copic markers, tape runner, liquid glue, foam adhesive

Glimmer Essentials Collection – Springtime Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

I hope you enjoyed these bright springtime cards and thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can find more inspiration over at my blog AnnieBWills.com.

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