Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

Spellbinders | Foiling with Etched Dies. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello crafters. Today, even though it’s still just August, I’m sharing a hot foil tutorial using etched dies to make a Christmas card. Spellbinders has just released a bunch of absolutely gorgeous Holiday dies and Glimmer plates that are very much on-trend and make fabulous Christmas projects.

I haven’t had the chance to play with the dies yet, I have used the new Glimmer plates and I do have a video coming soon, but today I wanted to do some die cutting and also show you how you can use your regular dies to create foiled effects on your Christmas cards.

           Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARDS DETAILS

The die I am working with today is Joy. The Joy comes with an outline die and this is what I am using to foil with. There are also separate dies to cut the word Joy as well as dies to cut poinsettias, holly leaves, branches, and berries.

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

I used Blue Lagoon cardstock from FSJ, cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” to make the front of the card. Next, I used my hinge method to position and attach the die exactly in the center of my panel. I explain the hinge method in detail in one of my previous videos.

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

Having secured the Joy on the paper, and having added the Polished Brass foil, I also prepped “Merry and Bright” glimmer plate sentiment. These glimmer plates come from the new Holiday Sentiment set and are a great addition to the 2 previous sentiment sets from Spellbinders called Everyday sentiments, I can’t get enough of them and I use them for nearly every foiled project I make.

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

Once I foiled both, I set the sentiment aside. Next, I die-cut Joy letters from gold glitter and gold foil cardstock and foam mounted them onto my panels (I foiled several joy panels as I wanted to make more than one card).

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

One of my favorite ways to dress up simple card designs like this is to add some ink blending and so I’ve picked 2 colors of ink – Blue Lagoon, the same ink color as the paper I have foiled on and also Huckleberry Fusion from FSJ to do the ink blending.

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

With the ink added around the edges, the center section of the panel really glows. With the ink blending done I foam mounted the sentiment panel, die-cut poinsettias, leaves, and branches and adhered everything onto the card. I used Candied Apple and Fresh Forest cardstock from FSJ to die cut all of these pieces.

Spellbinders | Glimmer Hot Foiling with Etched Dies - Christmas Joy Card tutorial by Yana Smakula

I used glue to adhere everything in place except for the red flowers – I used foam adhesive to pop those up next to the letters. I also added gold flower centers to the red poinsettias and even some red berries onto some of the branches.

I also used Nuvo drops in Morning Dew and coated the berries as well as the gold flower centers on the poinsettias. For the other card, where I had the Mirror Gold cardstock letters I also added some gold glitter die cuts to the add some shine to the card, I skipped adding Nuvo Drops but added Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh instead. I love both card options, but curious to know if you prefer one over the other.

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 25th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

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!

Joy Etched Dies Holiday 2019
Joy Etched Dies Holiday 2019
Shop at:
SB | AZ
Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019
Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019
Shop at:
SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Polished Brass
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Polished Brass
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
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SB
FSJ Blue Lagoon 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
FSJ Blue Lagoon 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
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SB
FSJ Candy Apple 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
FSJ Candy Apple 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
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SB
FSJ Fresh Forest 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
FSJ Fresh Forest 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
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SB
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
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SSS
Tonic Polished Gold Mirror Card Gloss Cardstock
Tonic Polished Gold Mirror Card Gloss Cardstock
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SSS | SC | AZ
Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
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TS UK
FSJ Blue Lagoon True Color Fusion Ink Pad
FSJ Blue Lagoon True Color Fusion Ink Pad
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SB
FSJ Huckleberry Fusion True Color Fusion Ink Pad
FSJ Huckleberry Fusion True Color Fusion Ink Pad
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SB
Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Caribbean Blue Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Caribbean Blue Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ | TS USA
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Shop at:
SSS | SC | AZ | TS USA
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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SSS | PPP | AZ
White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ

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87 Comments

    1. Lovely cards, and
      I love the one with
      the gems.
      Carla from Utah

    1. Very bright and pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

    1. Gorgeous cards and great inspiration made with amazing products. Thanks for sharing!

    1. That is the prettiest blue paper I think I’ve ever seen. Your design beautiful as always.

    1. Beautiful cards! It’s hard to decide which I like better but I think I love the little gold leaves best. I didn’t think I would when you first started adding them but it really added a lot!

    1. These are beautiful, Yana! I love the color palette you’ve used and the shine of the gold is stunning!

    1. I like both but choose the “joy” card using mirrored gold card stock.

    1. Amazing job! So very elegant and the blue background is stunning.

    1. Love the intense blue backgrounds – gorgeous cards, as always! Loving some of these new holiday dies – gotta get my wishlist going!

    1. Love the colors you chose. They are both beautiful cards and I cannot just pick one card over the other. Thanks for sharing your process video, I enjoyed it.

    1. Yana, that card is gorgeous. The colors and style are beautiful. So elegant!

    1. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Every little detail is just perfect.

    1. I always love seeing the new release, so much fun! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!

      Carol B

    1. Gorgeous card – love the colors, details and dimension Thanks too for a video to explain the process!

    1. Yana – OMG! This is INCREDIBLE! So deep and so moody in the most perfect of ways! I think I’d tear up if something this lovely came my way at Christmas!

      Blessings,
      Chrissy

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