Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards – More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video

Hello crafters! I’m back from my trip to the UK (I have been back for more than a week now, actually), I mentioned in one of the previous videos that I was going on a work trip to demo the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine and the new October Glimmer release at a few local stores in the UK as well as on one of the shopping channels – Hochanda. If you follow me on Instagram stories you might have already seen some photos from the trip, it was one of the best work trips I’ve ever been on, probably due to the fact that the trip was to England and I really love the UK.

I did a lot of prep work for this trip and created 15 cards all featuring the new October 2019 Glimmer release from Spellbinders. I demoed many of these on-air, but I don’t think I got to show them all, so I thought I’d film this video tutorial and share some of the best Glimmer Tips & Trips, some cool techniques and just show you the new release and of course lots of card ideas.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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FLUTTERING BUTTERFLIES CARD WITH OMBRE FOILS

My absolute favorite card is this one with the butterflies. The foil makes them look like they are fluttering their wings and they are about to take off and fly away. This card is very easy to make and doesn’t take too much time. It’s also easy to mass produce if you’re thinking of making it into a Thank You card or something of the sort. Mine’s a Birthday card, but the sentiment can be of course changed to a different one.

EvEveryday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plateeryday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video

You’ll need to use several colors of foil, I like to work with the following 4 and add some variation of gold to the mix: Prizm, Sky Bright, Teal, and Cobalt Blue. I have used them in the same combination before to foil a very solid ombre background and I have a video tutorial showing that.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

I foiled each butterfly in each color foil and butterflies in champagne. I didn’t actually need quite as many for my card, but I foiled more anyways and simply saved the foiled butterflies for a future project.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

These glimmer plates come with coordinating dies (already included in the set, no need to purchase separately). This is one of the things I love most about them – you have the dies to cut the images out, no fussy cutting needed.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

With the butterflies foiled and die-cut, I foiled sentiment on light gray panel. I used a new Happy Birthday plate to foil Birthday Hugs & Wishes on my card in champagne foil. These plates have been designed so that they have little notches and grooves to help you align the plates and center them. This is a really neat trick and I’m so glad that folks at Spellbinders have thought of this.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

I used a mix of glue and foam adhesive to adhere the butterflies in place. Now, the foam adhesive squares were being used mostly to add lift to the wings, they weren’t actually tacking the wings down to the paper. Next, I used scissors and trimmed the butterflies. I also foam mounted the panel onto an A2 white card base – I did cut the gray panel to be just 1/4” shorter, so 5 1/4” so that a bit of white card base is showing on the card. Finally, I used FSJ Fashion Gold dots to embellish the card.

OFFSET FOILING & DRY EMBOSSING AND FOILING

Next, I want to demonstrate the offset or shadow foiling. It’s a very neat trick that allows you to add faux dimension and additional interest to a foiled image. To do this, I first foiled a butterfly on dark gray cardstock in gold foil. Next, I foiled the same image over the original but shifted it slightly in different color foil – teal. I picked the color foil that would match the color of the card base.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

I also foiled a sentiment for this card – it’s the same one we used on a previous card. This time hoverer I wanted to show you that you can dry emboss your foiled images and adding that texture is not going to damage or distort the foil. I used the Love Stripe embossing folder from FSJ and just run it through my die cutting machine to add that lovely texture.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

I’ve foam mounted the embossed sentiment panel onto the card base and added the butterfly. I decided to add two so that there’s more dimension to the wings. For this, I used a piece of red tape to adhere the double foiled butterfly onto a single foiled gold butterfly and next used foam adhesive to foam mount the two onto the card.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

The butterfly plates also come with two small dies that will cut flowers and leaves and I used mine to die cut a small teal flower and a couple of gold leaves. I used a glue square to adhere the flower onto the card – I’ve found that using glue over foil is not the most reliable way to adhere things down, so I prefer to use either strong tape or glue squares. And finally, I added a few gold dots here and there to finish the card. It is very simple, yet classy.

REPEAT FOILING TO MAKE A BACKGROUND

My last card for today showcases the gorgeous set of Art Deco Border glimmer plates. For this card I used Aura foil, it’s a very beautiful color. I foiled the border plate 8 times to cover most of the card front for this card.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and GLP-144 Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

For this, I used my hinge method, if you don’t know what it is – I have a video tutorial explaining it in detail. Do watch it as it also shares a lot of the other great Hot Foil tips.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, GLP-142 Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, GLP-143 Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

To complete this card I also foiled flowers and these come from a different set, Glimmering Layered Flowers, there are 2 beautiful flowers, a larger and a smaller one and a leaf; foiled a butterfly and also a “Hello” that comes from the Hello Dear Friend set. The hello has a coordinating die to cut the “Hello” out. This is the main reason why I picked it and wanted to use it for this card.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, GLP-142 Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, GLP-143 Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

With everything foiled I trimmed my background at an angle – I like to call this a modern cut and foam mounted onto an A2 gray card base. Next, I arranged my die cut foiled pieces and adhered them in place one by one using glue and foam adhesive. I also foiled “Sending Love” using one of the Spellbinders’ previous foil plate sets.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, GLP-142 Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, GLP-143 Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

Lastly, I used the gorgeous fashion gold dots to embellish the background – I added a number of dots in between the foiled borders and also added some to the flower centers.

Everyday Foiled Glimmer Cards - More Tips, Tricks & Ideas. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Spellbinders GLP-141 Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, GLP-142 Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, GLP-143 Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
Spellbinders Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
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Spellbinders Art Deco Borders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Art Deco Borders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
Spellbinders Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
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Spellbinders Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
Spellbinders Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
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Spellbinders Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Birthday Hugs & Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Thank You Combo Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Thank You Combo Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Gold
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Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Champagne
Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Champagne
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Prism
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Prism
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil - Teal
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Spellbinders Cobalt Blue Glimmer Foil
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Spellbinders Skybright Glimmer Foil
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FSJ Blue Lagoon 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
FSJ Blue Lagoon 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
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Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
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FSJ Love Stripes Embossing Folder
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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White Foam Squares
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Journey Craft Glue
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FSJ Fashion Gold Embellishments
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FSJ Rock Candy 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
FSJ Rock Candy 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
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Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Aura
Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Aura
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3 Comments

    1. I’m not into the foiling system, but I do love the cards you’ve made. Those borders are gorgeous! Glad to hear you had such a good trip to the UK. Love it there too!!

    1. Your cards are just beautiful! I got a glimmer system for Christmas last year and had nothing but trouble with the foil transferring. I was using a Vagabond. I don’t know if it was just the machine or what, but the transfer wasn’t solid on much of anything. It was splotchy. I tried adding extra cardstock to make more pressure but that didn’t help. I see all the foiled projects and I want to try again I just hate the thought of wasting product only to have another epic fail. I watched your video and wonder if you have any suggestions. I guess I can try my Sizzix machine to see if I get better results. I just don’t know what I did wrong.

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