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Spellbinders | Decorative Glimmer Blog Hop

Hi friends, I am super duper thrilled and excited today. It’s like a dream come true – alongside some uber talented ladies I am participating in a blog hop featuring Spellbinders Decorative Glimmer collection.

You should have come here from Laura Volpes’s beautiful blog. If you want to start over and follow all the blogs, you can do so  Spellbinders Blog.

I have three projects to share all of which use the gorgeous Glimmer Hot Foil plates and foils. So, let’s get started:

Project 1

My first card uses the beautiful Hello glimmer foil plate along with Watercolor stamp set. This stamp set came as part of an older card kit but can be purchased individually too.

I started by creating a quick floral background using the stamp set with some Distress Oxide inks + archival black ink (links to actual colors below). I used MISTI to stamp my largest flowers and acrylic blocks for the rest smaller ones. Once I was happy with this, I hot foiled the main Hello sentiment with Pink foil. This foil roll came in June Glimmer Hot Foil kit of the month for June 2019. {I know I . keep saying this, but Spellbinders kits are a great value for money.}

I die cut the panel with Hemstitched rectangle die set, added a secondary sentiment “beautiful” (adhered a bit of the leftover foil to it for some added detail) and adhered a few matching gems. To finish off, I mounted this panel on a matching blue cardbase.

Project 2:

My second card uses the Circle Pattern glimmer plates with Champagne foil color. Instead of layering these, I went with three individual circles foiled on a Hero Arts Tiffany Blue cardstock panel. Love the combo of this blue and gold. Inside each of these circles, I stamped and white heat embossed the words Love. Hugs. Kisses. from ‘You’re My Type’ stamp set. To embellish a little, I added some flowers, leaves and gems before adding this panel to top of a white cardbase.

Project 3:

For my final project, I made a beautiful little box. I die cut two of the panels using Charming Cottage die from patterned paper. This paper itself had a color-block pattern. On each of these I lined up the Flower Border glimmer plate along the bottom edge and foiled using Champagne foil color. After scoring and assembling the box, I embellished with a flower, leaves, a couple gold squiggles and a tag.

 

Don’t forget to let me know which of these projects is your favorite. For full list of supplies, please check out the list below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask :-)

Giveaway:

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 7th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

For a chance to win, keep hoping along. Your next stop is Laura Jane’s blog. Several of you might know her as @mammacooksalot from Instagram. Do check out her post for the blog hop + giveaway and her Instagram feed for some amazing creations. 

If you would like to begin at the beginning, start on Spellbinders Blog. Here’s the full list of all blogs for you to check out:


Spellbinders
Yana Smakula
Hussena Calcuttawala
Nichol Spohr
Marie Heiderscheit
Bibi Cameron
Ashlea Cornell
Laura Volpes
Varada Sharma <– You are here
LauraJane Head
Ilina Crouse
Justine Hovey
Jacquie Dean
Kaja Vezenšek
Caly Person
Brenda Noelke
 

SUPPLIES LIST

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!


Hugs!
~Varada

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50 thoughts on “Spellbinders | Decorative Glimmer Blog Hop

  1. BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS, Varada! LOVE how you used those circle plates on your one card, & your other projects too!!! I just LOVE the Glimmer Machine & ALL the plates!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

  2. Love the card with the circles. So pretty. Great way to vary the usage with it. Love the watercolor flowers card also.

  3. Beautiful cards! I love how you showed using the glimmer plates on textured cardstock. It looks beyond perfect! I was actually wondering if foiling would only work on smooth cardstock but you’ve inspired me to break out the textured cardstock I have! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful cards!

  4. All three of your projects are great! I agree that the Spellbinders kits are an awesome value. This Blog Hop has really showcased the great products that all the wonderfully talented designers have used to make so many inspiring projects.

  5. So hard to choose a favorite. I adore the combo of the watercolor stamps and the hot foil on project 1. The textural elements and the color combo on project 2 are fabulous, and the box is just darling. Thanks for sharing all the fabulous inspiration.

  6. Three fantastic projects! I especially like the foiling on the treat box. Makes a great border. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for all the great ideas. I have never really participated in a blog hop in the past. I love how you had so many different ideas aside from the usual. Thank you!!

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