Yup. I’m hooked on glimmering and these were so easy to make. These glimmer hot foil cards are clean and simple (just my style!). Once you foil a few times it is so easy! and there are tons of foil colors! Today I am focusing on the basic silver and gold with 4 new card designs to share.
First up is the the Thanks card using silver foil for the Glimmer Kit of the Month letters and the Vine. It’s black card stock for the base, then layered with silver foil card stock.
I set this up the same as the monogram cards I shared the other day (video here). Second up is the super clean and simple graduation card.
Grab you washi tape because it is so easy! So here is how I set up the letters and the sentiments so the foiling turns out perfect the 1st time.
All I did was trim the foiled cardstock panel and add some scorelines to complete the card. Third up is another Grad card.
This one had a little bit more set up. I die cut and assembled the Grad cap from the FSJ Hats off die. Then laid everything out on my card front to get the spacing exactly how I wanted it to look. (nothing is glued) after it was where I wanted it, I added the washi tape on the letters AND the sentiment strips so it became all one piece.
I did not trim my foil to be close to the size of the sentiment. That causes over foiling so I just cleaned it up with my Mono sand eraser.
The card is finished off with a completed hat die cut, some gems and gold cardstock layers. Lastly, is the Smile card.
by now you can tell I set the letter up with Washi tape. You can see that Glimmer Hot foil works on both white and colored cardstock. I accented this card with some die cut flowers from the Happy Collection Celebrate with cake dies.
Because I got the Glimmer Hot Foil system and the Glimmer Kit of the Month at the same time I thought monogrammed stationary was a great 1st project. The machine comes with a few hot foil plates and the April Glimmer Kit of the month is a set of alphabet hot foil plates. Of course this makes monograms a perfect first project.
If you already know how to hot foil jump right into my video. If you are brand new to this technique and system, in addition to my video, I also share a basic intro video below. Now let’s get to my fun project.
The note cards are simple white cardstock base layered with Rustic Rose cardstock. This matches the Rose Gold Foil perfectly. I accented them with pearls, Spring Kisses and die cut flowers. So shiny and beautiful!
Four note cards and envelopes fit perfectly into the Spellbinders+FSJ card carrier die. I foiled an extra panel for the front of the card carrier and added a foiled sentiment strip.
The oval frame and the rose gold foil came with the machine and the sentiment hot foil plates I got separately. All products are linked below.
Here is a basic introduction to the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System from the Spellbinders Youtube channel. It shows you how to get it out of the box, set it up and how easy it is to use and get started. You do need to use this with your die cutting machine and this video explains it and shares a few other tips too!
Seeing that this is a super fun toy, I hope you are as excited about this Foiling system and this NEW club as I am. I can’t wait for next months hot foil plates! Without a doubt this is a fun addition to my paper crafting arsenal! You can see all the Glimmer club details HERE.
Now…. a few more cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp April card kit. I really enjoyed this kit and had lots of fun trying it out. You can get yours HERE for only a few more days. New kits release on the 14th!
First card was for my sister for her birthday. Proud of myself for getting it in the mail on time.
Second card I extending the the length of the flowers. Using my Mini Misti platform I lined the stems up just right and then hid the seam behind the sentiment. The background is Kiwi Slice ink from FSJ and I used the concord and 9th plaid background stamp.
Did you know there is a cloud stencil to make your clouds perfect every time? Oh yes there is and it is awesome. Check out this light gray card base. Its Tin Pail from FSJ- one of my new favorite neutrals!
Need more inspiration? You can see my other Simon Says April card kit cards HERE.
Spring has sprung here in PA and spring means rainbows, flowers and warmer weather. Todays project is rainbow cake birthday card featuring the Celebrate with Cake dies from the HAPPY Collection by Sharon Sowell and Spellbinders.
This die set has 3 fabulous cake layers with lots of accent elements and a cake stand too. Of course this card is perfect for anyone who loves rainbows!
In order to get all the colors of the rainbow on the cake, I added some extra die cut cardstock layers to the 3 main cake layers. Check out all the yummy FSJ cardstock colors below. The cloud embossing folder, fashion silver and some rhinestones finish of this fun card! That cute Happy Sentiment is heat embossed on black cardstock so it really POPS!
In addition to birthday, there are so many cake options such as Wedding and bridal showers. Not to mention cake flavors like chocolate and strawberry!
Happy Weekend! Today I’m sharing some of my creations from the April 2019 Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month. This one is Called “Night Out” and its super fun! Lots to share today!
For these cards, I challenged myself to use only supplies from the kit plus some ink and maybe a little cardstock.
Below is a card made from a bunch of the beautiful die cut shapes. Essentially I just glued this together- it was that easy! Grouping the provided die cut shapes is a great way to create a quick and easy design. This card is 100% made from the kit components
Here I used a plain white note card (10 are included in the kit) and added some FSJ silks in Black licorice and sparkle. Add the 2 die cut shapes with some foam squares and its done.
The adorable dress dies make this card kit AWESOME. They are exclusive to the Card kit of the Month kits. SO girly! Showers, Weddings Birthdays… so many options. (Not all of the dies are pictured). This card is also 100% made from the kit components, including the black base layer. The kit comes with extra coordinating cardstock including the silver foil which is perfect for dress accessories.
Pretty papers and the stamping of a sentiment in black ink for this one. We all need easy and the papers in this kit are stunning and have lots of silver foils. The only thing added is the gray (FSJ Riverstone) card base and gray sentiment layers.
This month’s kit includes a 6×6 paper pad, clear stamps, the dress die set, tons of embellishments, and more! Here is another Dress card that is also 100% kit components- even the sequins!
And a closer look at the dress:
Finally I’m sharing a scrapbook page. The 6 x 6 papers and the Foam stickers included in the kit were perfect for a birthday scrap page. I did add the “Birthday” stamped image (RAWR stamp set) on the Happy and the 12 x 12 base layers.
I hope you enjoyed my first couple of projects and definitely will have a few more coming. This kit is super fun! The paper pad, die cuts and stickers are available for purchase separate from the kit. Links are below:
The Bear is die cut with some Hazelnut Blend cardstock and stitched with some dark brown DMC floss. I die cut a small oval in oatmeal cookie to make the snout and hand drew the mouth. The sentiment is from Stamp Simply ribbon store and was the perfect font and size! Do you love that Paper? its from the April Simon Says Stamp card kit.
The Speech Bubble Die is retired but I have linked to 2 similar speech bubble dies from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn. SO STINKING CUTE!
Ohhhhhh this months Spellbinders + FSJ stamp of the month is so so pretty! Fresh Start is perfect for spring. I have three cards to share today so let’s jump right in.
This set is full of gorgeous floral stamps and I just love it. These were colored with two light yellow copics and 2 shapes of green for the stems and leaves. The fun amethyst framed border is one of my favorite dies: the Fancy Edged rectangles. The flowers, the frame and the layered white panels all are mounted with foam squares to increase the dimension.
Without a doubt, I love spring cards with hot pink and black. They are super striking!
I paired some Sweet berry card stock with black licorice and a black stamped Stripe Wall background. Plus, Some simple scattered rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.
Last but not least, the third card is clean and simple.
This time I paired pink gingham paper from the Good Life prints collection with the scallop die cut from my favorite Fancy Edged rectangles.
Since my copic markers were already on the table I used them to color all the flowers on the three cards.
Want to know more about the Spellbinders + FSJ stamp of the month? All the details can be found HERE. Plus more Inspiration. After all, getting a new stamp set delivered every month keeps you creating!
Sharing some super simple Distress Oxide cards today. I am totally new to these ink pads. They are amazing at ink blending and so easy to use. First up is the Cement Wall Stencil from Spellbinders FSJ. I purchased it last June when it first came out and never used it. Ummm….what was I waiting for – It’s GORGEOUS!!!! And yes!! so easy to use because they are creamier than regular inks.
For blending on this card I used a large oval makeup brush and Faded Jeans distress oxide. You can use daubers and even sponges, but I am really liking the brushes. I linked a few brush options below for your shopping needs. (I currently use the ones from Amazon) Since I only have a few distress oxide ink pads, I am starting off with just one color blended cards.
As the ink wore off the make up brush it was easy to create the fade. Then, I added some Denim days ink for the sentiment (and a card stock layer) which is a bit darker then the oxide ink. As a result it creates a nice balance. Love the Big Thanks words sentiment set from Simon says stamp. The script is just perfect and comes in a bunch of sizes.
Next up is Sketched flowers (a personal favorite) and Frayed Burlap Distress oxide.
This is so simple but has a huge WOW. I blended Frayed Burlap on Oatmeal cookie card stock at the top and at the Bottom of the card front. The card on the right was my first try and I was a little heavy handed with the ink for the blending and pretty much missed the lighter colored center.
Below was the look I was going for. After the card was complete, I noticed a black spot on the card stock. White gel pen to the rescue! Added some dots all over to make it consistent
Sure hope you like these and are inspired to try some distress oxides. I linked all of the products below. I also included the bundle (June 2017) of Distress Oxide ink pads and re-inkers I purchased as a gift to myself after Christmas. A great way to start out with these ink pads.
Want to see another card I made with 1 color if Distress Oxide? Its HERE.
This month I am trying a new card kit and I went with Simon Says Stamp. The April 2019 card kit is called “Hello Darling” and it sure is darling!
These kits are IN STOCK available to order now. Absolutely PERFECT for spring cards. You get quite a bit in the kit. Here is a shot of what was inside my box.
It is not crazy different from the Spellbinders kit I am used to, just some minor differences. One difference is the stamp set is HUGE and the die is small. The paper stack is 6 x 8 and only has 1 sheet of each design which is still plenty for several cards. There were 6 card design samples on the insert. Even with the differences, I had no trouble creating beautiful cards quickly and easily right out of the box. Everyone needs quick and easy sometimes!
Here are 5 cards I made. I stamped in distress inks in bright spring colors. The mini Nuvo drops came in the kit!
No stamping on this one. I used the Honey Bee stamps A2 Scallop frames with paper and stickers from the kit.
This card uses paper piecing and the die. My base was the green polka dot paper from the kit. I added some Copic coloring to the leaves so they were darker than the boots. Plus a few highlights to separate the boots.
The clean and simple stamping ones are my favorite. This set does not have a matching die so I used my scan-n-cut to cut out the heart. Fussy cutting will work also.
These were super fun to create. Sure hope you like them! You can order your kit now with the link below. Future kits release on the 14th of each month.