cardmaking · Hot Foiling

Spellbinders | Glimmer Cardfront Birthday Sentiments 6 Ways

Spellbinders Glimmer Cardfront Birthday Sentiment handmade card in Rainbow Hot Foil

Making Your Own Backgrounds with Rainbow Strips of Cardstock

Big bold sentiments can really add a lot of impact to your cards, so I was so excited to see Spellbinders new Glimmer Cardfront Sentiment Collection. Today, I am sharing 6 different glimmer hot foil birthday cards featuring the Best Wishes on Your Birthday Foil Plate.

I love bright colored cards so I started with Rainbow Hot Foil and then created coordinating backgrounds made of colorful strips of cardstock. The sentiment panel was die cut using Stylish Oval Nesting Dies. For card #1, I used a paper trimmer to cut fifteen 1/4″ strips of cardstock. Next, I applied a tape runner over a cardstock panel and then adhered the cardstock strips in rainbow order. Surprisingly, this is actually fast and easy to do.

PRO TIP: To assemble my card, I used craft foam and liquid glue to add a layer of dimension under both the background and sentiment panel. On many projects I prefer craft foam to foam tape. With craft foam and glue, I can slide my element and make micro-adjustments for perfect placement.

Don’t you just love the shine and shimmer?

How to make your own Make Your Own Backgrounds with Rainbow Strips of Cardstock

For card #2, I used my paper trimmer to cut six 1/2″ strips of colored cardstock and then I cut five 1/8″ strips of white cardstock. I think the white dividers really brighten up the look! I again used a tape runner to adhere the white and colored strips to the background. For the second card, I used gold foil and and then matted the sentiment with brushed gold cardstock.

Spellbinders Glimmer Cardfront Birthday Sentiments 6 Ways

Using Printed Designer Paper for Quick and Easy Cards

These fun foiled sentiments do all the heavy lifting so it is easy to quickly make cards using printed designer paper for the background. Spellbinders Cheerful Occasions pad (I think this pad sold out) has such fun designs and I used the papers on the backgrounds of cards #3, #5 and #6.

Using Printed Designer Paper for Quick and Easy Cards + Spellbinders Glimmer Cardfront Sentiments hot foiling

Reverse Foiling | Using the Glimmer Hot Foil Negative Space for 2 For 1 Cards

I hated to throw away the foil after I created the cards above, so I created 2nd bonus cards with the leftover foil. The result is so bright and eyecatching! Card #3 uses the negative from the Rainbow Foil.

I cranked up the heat and time and ran the “foil negative” through a second time using a solid foil plate. I used the highest heat setting for 1 minute and got a beautiful result.

PRO TIP: There is a thin protective layer on top of the foil that I peeled off after my card was finished. I kept the foil covered (with the clear protective layer) during assembly to prevent scratches on the foil.

Using the Glimmer Hot Foil Negative Space for 2 For 1 Cards + Spellbinders Glimmer Cardfront Sentiments

Card #5 uses designer paper paired with the negative from the gold foil.

Quick and Easy DIY glimmer hot foil cards.

My final card pairs designer paper, black foil plus I added a second mat die cut from velum. The velum mat is subtle but very pretty.

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Cardfront Sentiments Birthday Card

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cardmaking · Hot Foiling

Altenew March 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop #2 + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Altenew Spark Joy:  Sweet Strawberries Foiling Kit + handmade card

The March 2023 Altenew Spark Joy release is pure sweetness! These strawberries are just adorable and I had so much fun creating my cards. Today’s post is part of a HOP for the Marvelous Monthly series and there are wonderful prizes along the way.

Hot Foiling + Coloring Stencils

For my two cards I am using Altenew’s Sweet Strawberries Hot Foil Plates and Coloring Stencils. The darling sentiment is included with the kit.

Rainbow Foil + Coordinating Coloring Stencils on an Altenew Spark Joy Sweet Strawberries handmade card

For my first sweet card, I used rainbow foil with my plates and then I “colored” the images with the coordinating coloring stencils and Altenew Crisp Dye Ink. I LOVE coloring with stencils and with the slick cardstock (I used Yupo Paper on card #1), the blending is so easy. I got a great result foiling on Yupo paper. It isn’t bright white, but is a bit creamy and I love the soft result.

Altenew Sweet Strawberries Hot Foil Kit + handmade card.

For Card #2, I used X-Press It Blending Cardstock, black foil and I also added some black enamel dots. The X-Press It paper is whiter, but the foiling on the Yupo paper (Card #1) was flawless.

Hot Foiling on Yupo Paper and X-Press Blending Cardstock.

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Giveaway Prizes

$300+ in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift card to 1 grand prize winner and a $20 gift card to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by March 26, 2023 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on March 28, 2023. *The grand prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew Card Blog.

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