Glimmer Hot Foil on Three Surfaces | Spellbinders Live
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Glimmer Hot Foil on Three Surfaces | Spellbinders Live + Glimmer Roundup

Join Kim Kesti in the Creative Classroom as she creates shiny and shimmering projects with the Glimmer Hot Foil System. If you’ve been waiting for the Hot Foil System to come back in stock, now is the time to grab yours. Sit back and take a few tips and tricks in this glimmer hot foil tutorial.

Are you new to the Glimmer Hot Foil System? The Glimmer is easy to use. Just heat the platform & chosen plate, create your foiling sandwich, and then run the platform through your die cutting machine. Foiled elements can be added to various materials, such as cardstock, fabric, ribbon, leather, and more.

In today’s glimmer hot foil tutorial, Kim uses three different types of paper that Glimmer beautifully – Color Splash Watercolor Sheets (discontinued – try foiling on any other watercolor paper!), Glimmer Specialty Cardstock, and Glimmer Specialty Clear Film Sheets.

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Kim starts out her first card with watercolor paper. Watch the video to see Kim go through the process to foil the beautiful Glimmer plate with traditional gold foil. You’ll love the deep impression created in this heavy watercolor paper.

Glimmer Hot Foil on Three Surfaces | Spellbinders Live

Next up, Kim creates with the Glimmer Specialty Cardstock, specifically made for hot foiling. This synthetic paper reacts to the heat and embeds into the cardstock, leaving a perfect Glimmer image, without under-foiling or over-foiling. (Did you know that Glimmer Specialty Cardstock works beautifully with alcohol inks too?)

Glimmer Hot Foil on Three Surfaces | Spellbinders Live

Last, Kim creates with Glimmer Specialty Clear Film Sheets. These heat-resistant acetate sheets are beautiful for layering foiled images over patterned papers, and inked cardstock. You’ll love creating stunning “see through” effect with these clear film sheets. (They also work beautifully with permanent inks as well!)

Glimmer Hot Foil on Three Surfaces | Spellbinders Live

Are you ready to add stunning foil details to your cards and crafts? Find the Glimmer Hot Foil System in the Spellbinders shop, along with everything you need to create shimmering foiled projects.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Glimmer Hot Foil Stamping Inspiration Round-Up

And now onto the amazing projects! We hope you’ll feel inspired to create after this glimmer hot foil tutorial!

Share your projects on Instagram and tag us @teamspellbinders #neverstopmaking #glimmerhotfoilsystem.


  • Patricia Wilson

    This was a very helpful video. Still learning how to foil. I noticed that you didn’t put the shim plates onto the platform like many do, is there are better finished product without doing this?

  • CC

    Thank you for doing this awesome video! I love Tryday Fridays. I always wish I could join in live, you are so much fun and creative! I keep watching foil videos, I love playing with my glimmer machine. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration roundup as well 🙂 Also (Roy?) is awesome behind the camera!

  • MaryH

    The glimmer machine and my die cutting machine are my two favorite tools! Love, Love, Love the end result when you glimmer. Appreciate the tips in the video and nice to know you have the Glimmer specialty cardstock and specialty clear film. I have two questions: (1) Is a solid plate used to hot foil negatives in the works? and (2) Will you do a video using alcohol ink on back of specialty clear film with glimmer foiling on the front of same film? You always produce informative Tryday Friday videos which I look forward to watching.

    • Yana Smakula

      thank you, Maryh! To answer your questions:
      1) sadly no, not at this time
      2) I passed your question to Kim and Roy and hopefully they’ll be able to feature that in an upcoming video


  • Joan DelPozzo

    I have just bought the glimmer machine after waiting for it to come back in stock. Now I have read that it is not compatible with the Cuttlebug and see nothing about the Gemini, Jr. Not sure if I should return it or what.

    • Yana Smakula

      Hello, Joan
      Glimmer is only compatible with the following die cutting machines:

      Spellbinders Platinum, Platinum 6
      Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
      Sizzix BigShot
      Sizzix BigKick
      Sizzix Big Shot Plus
      Sizzix Big Shot Express
      Tim Holtz Vagabond
      We R Memory Keepers Evolution
      RG Amaze

      It doesn’t work with Cuttlebug because the Cuttlebug’s opening is a bit too narrow for the platform to go through.

  • Joan DelPozzo

    Thank you for that information. I thought it might be the size, but didn’t unwrap it all to try it. I waited for these to come back in stock and now may have to return it. Guess I’ll have to watch for something else to go on sale. I take it because the Gemini, jr doesn’t have a platform that’s the issue there. Here I was ready to take on the world while trying to downsize. I’ll keep learning though.

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