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Glimmer Foil Machine

Hello! Today I am sharing lots of techniques you can do with the new Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Machine. If you are a fan of adding shine to your cards (like I am!), this machine may be for you.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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I have been getting a lot of questions about the new Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB). Well, I have played with it quite a bit now and have really enjoyed using it. So… it is time to share! You use this machine along with a die cut machine to press hot foil into paper. The results are stunning. To learn how to use the machine (it is easy!), be sure to watch the video. For all of my examples, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) along with Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls (SSS | SB).

I warn you – I am not great at capturing the foiling in photographs. But I promise the shine is perfect in real life!

My first card shows the magical-yet-clean-and-simple results you can get with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB). I used holographic foil from the Glimmer Hot Foil Metallic and Holographic Pack (SSS | SB) along with the Spellbinders Warm Winter Wishes Hot Foil Plate.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another card example using the Spellbinders Warm Winter Wishes Hot Foil Plate, but on a darker teal. These foils look great on color cardstock!

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I am crazy about the flowers and leaves in the Spellbinders Foil Flowers Hot Foil Plate Set (SSS | SB). I used the set to create a summer-ish card, but you could create a holiday card in reds and greens. I used both Rose Gold and Gold Foils.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I like how the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) adds the foil and presses into the paper for a bit of a letterpress look. Oh – and that sentiment is from the Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also foil with wafer thins dies in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB). I am amazed at the detailed foiling I was able to get with the Spellbinders Palm Fronds Die (SSS | SB)…

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a simple Birch Press Big Shine Sugar Script sentiment with gold cardstock. I wanted to keep the card simple so the focus would stay on the detailed foiling.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use multiple colors of foil on one project. I placed three Spellbinders Little Plants Die Cuts (SSS | SB) dies onto my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) and added three different colors of foil – pink, rose gold, and gold. After running it through the machine, I end up with colorful, detailed foiling.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added a Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Die Cut and a few simple pearls.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Foiling can also be combined with stamping for beautiful results! For this card I foiled with the coordinating dies for the Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Ornament Stamp Set. I then silver heat embossed the images in the center and added coloring with markers.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In this close up photo, you can see the detailed silver foiling around the stamped images. Since I send a lot of “thank you” cards in the winter, I added a Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die. For final details, I used a Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Uniball Silver Gel Pen, Silver Lining Nuvo Drops, and White Nuvo Drops.

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Sometimes simple designs are the best when it comes to Christmas Cards! I am in love with the new Gina K Very Merry Christmas Stamp Set (SSS | GK) and it looks gorgeous with gold heat embossing! I created a gold foil ornament shape around it with a Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Die (SSS | HA).

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example using coordinating dies for foiling. This time I used the star dies from the Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Stamp Set. The foiling is faint in the photos but eye-catching in real life. I also stamped images from the Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Stamp Set and added lots of Copic Marker coloring. The sentiment is again from the Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set. Oh… and if you look closely at the white background… I used a Spellbinder Elegant Border Hot Foil Plate (SSS | SB) to create a letterpress look. (Yes, you can use the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) and foil plates without heat and foil to get letterpress!)

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

It isn’t easy to see the letterpress in the photo but it adds great detail!

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card was impossible to photograph – ha! I made this for my friend to give to her parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. This card combines several techniques I have already mentioned. First, I used the Spellbinder Elegant Border Hot Foil Plate (SSS | SB) with soft silver foil to foil on the background. Then I used the coordinating dies from the Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp Set to add silver foil detailing around the silver heat embossed “50”. There is a lot of shine on this one!

Glimmer Hot Foil Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope this video is helpful. There are many more ways to use this machine – let me know if you would like to learn more!

BLOG HOP

Today I am participating in a Spellbinders Blog Hop featuring the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB). You can find all the products HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Desiree Kuemmerle. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Spellbinders Blog.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner! Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by 11/18/18 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Spellbinders products and those with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SPL | SSS ]
Tombow Sand Eraser
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Warm Winter Wishes Hot…
[ SPL ]
Spellbinders We Wish You Hot Foil Plate
[ SPL ]
Spellbinder Elegant Border Hot Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders Foil Flowers Hot Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Elegant Rectangle Hot Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders Palm Fronds Dies
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders Little Plants Dies
[ SPL | SSS ]
*Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies
[ SSS | HA ]
Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Big Shine Sugar Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die
[ BRC ]
*Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Dies
[ SSS ]
*Gina K Very Merry Christmas Stamp Set
[ SSS | GNK ]
*Pretty Pink Posh Decorative…
[ SSS ]
*Pretty Pink Posh Decorative…
[ SSS ]
*Ink Blot Sentiment Label Black Stamp…
[ SSS ]
*Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Stamp Set
[ TRN ]
*Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Dies
[ TRN ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Metallic and…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Metallic Gold & Silver
[ SPL ]
Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen
[ SSS ]
Uniball Silver Gel Pen
[ SSS ]
Silver Lining Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
White Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
[ SSS ]