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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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)…
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.
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.
I also added a Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Die Cut and a few simple pearls.
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.
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.
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).
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!)
It isn’t easy to see the letterpress in the photo but it adds great detail!
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!
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!
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