Hi there! I was given the opportunity to play with some of the new birthday goodies from Spellbinders, which was super fun, as I absolutely adore making birthday cards! I recently purchased the beautiful Fuchsia Flower hot foil, and so used that pretty shade of purple as the starting point for both of my projects today. Let’s get started with the details!
To start both of my project, I began by hot foiling the Birthday Unboxing Glimmer Plates onto some smooth white cardstock using the Fuchsia Flower hot foil. I used the plates both as-intended, as well as with the negative space left over on the foil! I simply foiled the sentiments like normal, then used the leftover foil with the Solid Rectangle Glimmer Plate to create the same sentiment by using the negative space! Fun, right? I love that you can use both the positive and negative images from the foil. Makes me feel slightly less guilty about how much trash gets thrown in my trash can!
My first project features the Stitched Fanfare die. I, unfortunately, am not very good at the beautiful stitched looks that some people are able to achieve on their card. The Stitched Fanfare die, however, is so beautifully detailed and intricate that it looks gorgeous just on it’s own! I die cut it from some white cardstock, and I think it looks like a lacy patterned background. So pretty and ornate!
To go along with my shiny purple greeting, I used a blending brush to blend a coordinating shade of purple ink around the edge of my A2 card base. I layered the Stitched Fanfare die cut on the blended background using liquid adhesive, then added my Birthday Unboxing Glimmer Plates greeting with some foam tape for a bit of extra dimension. The final touch was to add a few liquid pearls to the holes on the die cut for even more fun texture and shimmer!
My second project features the So Many Candles Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. When I first saw this beautiful (and massive!) hot foil plate, I thought how much fun it would be to color the candles in a variety of colors or even keep things simple and monochromatic. I think this project could easily be customized for a feminine or masculine recipient, or you could keep things neutral with primary colors! So many possibilities. I love that you can color with alcohol markers over foil so easily! Once I had hot foiled the So Many Candles Glimmer Hot Foil Plate using Fuchsia Flower foil, I used 4 OLO alcohol markers to add some gradations of purple to these pretty candles. I made sure to keep the highlights down the center of the candles and keep it a bit darker on the edges!
After I had finished coloring, I trimmed around the edges of my colored foiled image, then added a greeting created using the Solid Rectangle Glimmer Plate with the Birthday Unboxing Glimmer Plates to create a purple foiled outline on the white cardstock sentiment. I added a thin foiled sentiment strip beneath with another layer of foam tape to create tons of dimension on this monochromatic project! I find that adding lots of different layers and heights on a monchromatic card helps to keep it from being boring.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Spellbinders released some fabulous new goodies last month (you can check them out HERE; so many great birthday products!), and will have even more beauties later this month. I can’t wait to share some projects with you! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!