Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

Spellbinders | Foiling with Dies – It’s a Christmas Season!

My favorite kind of cardmaking is Christmas cardmaking! Every year I make way more Christmas cards than I actually need, but since I do it because I love to, not because I have to, I never mind. In fact, sometimes I wish I could make Christmas cards all year round!

August seems to be just the right time to start making Christmas cards, at least for me. Most of the companies have already revealed their Christmas collections for this year, there’s lots of inspiration, and there’s no pressure to get it all done now! I can take as long or as little time to make a card.

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

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CARD DETAILS

I love Spellbinders Sparkling Christmas collection (no surprise!) and because I work for Spellbinders I am lucky enough to receive all of their products ahead of time. I have a big stack of Christmas dies and glimmer plates sitting on my desk and let me tell you, these products are tempting! Every day they are calling my name lol!

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

Last year I shared THIS card with a Spellbinders die showing how to foil using a die, not a plate. I re-created that look again but using a new NOEL die. I love the result! Here’s the video showing how to foil with dies, basically you just need to add an extra shim to increase the pressure in the machine, it is THAT simple!

I used Hero Arts Arctic cardstock as the base for my background. I foiled the NOEL outline in gold foil and then ink blended Simon Says Stamp High Dive and Hero Arts Navy inks around the edges to darken them. I love this trick, it instantly draws the eye of the viewer to the center of the panel and the center itself looks as if it is glowing.

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

Next, I die cut all of the parts and pieces from various cardstock – gold and teal mirror, gold and white glitter, and regular green. I also foiled “Season’s Greetings” using a new holiday sentiment set.

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

Lots of foam adhesive was used to assemble this card – I popped the NOEL letters up, I also popped the sentiment banner up.

White Jane Davenport pens were used to add white dots onto the background (I colored some of the berries white). I also embellished the card with Gold and Sea Glass jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I really love adding jewels to my cards lately.

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

This card *might* be a bit over the top with all the bling and glitter and foil. But I love it. I had fun making it (even though it took me about 3 hours) and I would make a bunch more! Maybe I will, who knows?

Foiled Christmas Greetings Card - Noel Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula featuring S4-1062 Festive Noel Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #cardmaking #Spellbinders #chritmascard

Have you started making Christmas cards yet, or is it still a bit too hot for that?

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 Festive Noel
Spellbinders Festive Noel
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Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2
Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2
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Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 X 8 Paper Stash Metallic
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 X 8 Paper Stash Metallic
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock White Glitter
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock White Glitter
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FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Journey Craft Glue
Journey Craft Glue
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4 Comments

    1. Gorgeous! The pop of red really adds a lot of yumminess to the card. Turns a beautiful card into a gorgeous card. I prefer the gold sentiment. To my eyes with the white sentiment The pop of white competes with the pop of red. I’m not into foiling but the beautiful Noel card gives me a card idea using the supplies I have. Thank you, Yana

    1. Another stunning card. It’s just gorgeous, absolutely love it. I’m just about to put this die in my shopping basket alongside the Joyful Christmas Tree. I think I need to go through all my e-mails from you before I check it out in case there’s anything else I NEED. Thank you for the inspiration your beautiful creations provide.

    1. Keep making foiled cards. I love them. They are so elegant. Oh and, I just ordered the system along with many of the dies and foils that you’ve shown. Excited to receive them and start playing.

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