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
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
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Tombow Sand Eraser
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Spellbinders Warm Winter Wishes Hot…
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Spellbinders We Wish You Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinder Elegant Border Hot Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Spellbinders Foil Flowers Hot Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Elegant Rectangle Hot Foil…
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Spellbinders Palm Fronds Dies
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Spellbinders Little Plants Dies
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*Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies
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Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Dies
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Birch Press Big Shine Sugar Script Dies
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Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die
[ BRC ]
*Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp Set
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*Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Dies
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*Gina K Very Merry Christmas Stamp Set
[ SSS | GNK ]
*Pretty Pink Posh Decorative…
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*Pretty Pink Posh Decorative…
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*Ink Blot Sentiment Label Black Stamp…
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*Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Stamp Set
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*Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel Dies
[ TRN ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Metallic and…
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Glimmer Hot Foil Metallic Gold & Silver
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Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen
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Uniball Silver Gel Pen
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Silver Lining Nuvo Drops
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White Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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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
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133 thoughts on “Glimmer Foil Machine”

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to create all these beautiful cards and explain how this tool works! I love the snowman card the best, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Jennifer, for a wonderfully detailed and easily understood video on how this awesome new machine works! As always your cards are gorgeous and your tips are very helpful. Yes please, I would love to see more demonstrations on what else this sweet new crafty tool can do. And thank you too, for being the utmost inspiration in all of crafty-land!

  3. Beautiful cards Jennifer! Thank you for taking the time to explain how to use it and showing us its versatility. You rock!

  4. So many exciting possibilities with this Glimmer Hot Foil system! Love all the fabulous samples along the hop!

  5. The cards are so beautiful. I love the foil effect. You did such a great job explaining how to use it. Thanks!

  6. Gorgeous cards Jennifer. This foiling machine looks very interesting. I loved all the examples you made using it with regular dies and dies meant to foil. I’m anxiously awaiting your future videos showing us other ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Two days ago, Crafters Companion, a company from England ,debuted on HSN, a machine like this one. They suggest using their electric power die cutter to put the hot tray in to press the foil. You would probably still need the laminators to foil something stamped. Mower toys for our craft room.

  8. Lovely cards that show the versatility of this machine and new products. Thanks for sharing your creativity and the technique video.

  9. You are simply “mahvelous, Darlin'”! Oh my word…Jennifer, my craft room is being over run by machines! LOL Thanks again for sharing such an informative, creative video…that money tree isn’t growing fast enough!!

  10. Beautiful cards, Jennifer! Interesting product. I would definitely love to see more. You mentioned quite a few options I’d like to see. Thanks for sharing your time and talents!

  11. I love all your wonderful examples of how to get the most out of this fun machine! Great cards as always! I do love to use the tweezers the other way though. I find it easier to close them and pick up the hot foil plates/dies that way and just open them to release them. I afraid I might damage the silicone on the heating plate trying to scoot them off. I have carpal tunnel and neuropathy and loose control of my hands sometimes.

  12. Well this looks like fun and your card examples are lovely! Thanks so much for your very detailed videos too – it’s a big help in the decision making!

  13. Thank yo so much for the video and all the amazing ways you can use the machine! I just love foil so I really enjoyed learning more about new products I can use them on.

  14. wow Jennifer, what an awesome cards you made with the Glimmer Foil Machine. I love especially the ones you made with the waferthin dies. Thank you so much for this wonderfully detailed explanation of the machine and all the samples you showed.

  15. Wow! Fantastic video! I’d been wondering about this foiling system. So great to see it in action and to see its versatility. Your cards are gorgeous. This tool is definitely going on my wishlist. Thanks, Jennifer!

  16. The foiling machine is so beautiful! I LOVE all the many examples you have given for ideas… So very inspiring!

  17. This is fabulous! Your cards are beautiful and your videos explain the products so well. I’d love to see more ways to use this machine, but I think I’m already convinced! Thank you for always sharing your knowledge with us!

  18. Love your techniques. This is an amazing machine. I don’t think my Christmas budget had any gift for myself though….

  19. I have seen these and knew about them, but didn’t think I needed one until your video. Now that you have demonstrated, I can see how it will add value to what I already own. It also means I would have to look twice at coordinating die sets! Thank you.

  20. Thank you for this wonderful video. I think I could actually do this technique. And yes, I’d like to see more videos.

  21. Jennifer,
    Thank you for demonstrating how to use the new Spellbinder Foil Machine. It’s a very interesting concept to foiling using the die cut machine along with it to complete the process. I just might look into this machine because you can use the thin cut dies with it. The cards turned out beautiful of course. Thank you.

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