Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams
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Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Hello again this is Annie Williams and I’m excited to be back on the blog today to share a couple of projects using the new Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes Collection from Spellbinders. The bold designs in this collection can be used with so many interesting techniques and I was inspired to create three springtime cards for a variety of occasions.

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Leftover Leaf Design

One of my favorite ways to use these designs is also the simplest. By taking the leftover foil from a background design, I can create an equally beautiful “negative” of that background for another card. Here I added a few spring blooms to a golden leaf background for a pretty foiled thank you card.

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

  • Die-cut Fern Cardstock using the Large Square Outer Rim and Insert dies from the Fluted Classics Square Die Set.
  • Apply Gold Hot Foil to any cardstock using the Background Pattern from the Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Plate Set. Apply the leftover foil pattern to the center of the die-cut Fern panel using the Essential Glimmer Solid Square Foil Plate.
  • Mat the panel with Mirror Gold Cardstock and adhere to a top-folding white card base measuring 4.75” square with tape runner.
  • Apply Gold Hot Foil to any cardstock using the Be Bold Glimmer Sentiments Plate Set. Then apply the leftover foil to white cardstock using any of the Essential Glimmer Solid Shape Foil Plates (I used the rectangle so that I could foil all of the sentiments at the same time).
  • Cut the sentiment out with the coordinating die to yield a beautiful gold rimmed sentiment.
  • Die-cut Beeswax, Pink Sand, Mirror Gold, and Rainforest Cardstock using the flower and leaf dies from the Be Bold Blooms Die Set and the Mini Blooms & Sprigs Die Set.
  • Die-cut white cardstock using the Medium Square Outer Rim and Insert and Small Square Outer Rim dies from the Fluted Classics Squares Die Set to form a frame. Adhere it in the center of the card front with foam adhesive.
  • Arrange the sentiment, flowers, and leaves around the frame and adhere down with more foam adhesive.
  • Embellish with Gold Mix Gems.

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other Supplies

Heavyweight white cardstock, tape runner, foam adhesive.

Negative Foiled Sentiment

Next, I thought it would be fun to create a bold focal point out of the negative of a foiled sentiment.  If you use colored cardstock for this, you can match the color of your sentiment to your background!

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, tape runner, foam adhesive.

Positive + Negative

Since I was creating with negatives of foiled designs, I also thought it would be fun to try to use the opposite patterns together. Here I used one of my favorite foil plates to create a pretty background for this easy hello card.

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Utilizing Leftover Foil with Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes & Annie Williams

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, Wilted Violet and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Inks, sponge dauber, tape runner, foam adhesive.

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

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