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Spellbinders New Oct Glimmer Plates Collection

Hi there, my crafty friends! I am super excited and grateful to be guest designing for Spellbinders today. I will be sharing three projects created using the gorgeous Oct Glimmer plates collection.

For all the projects today, I pretty much stayed with a basic sketch of having a patterned paper panel that was slightly narrower than the card front and added focal points on it. I often do this when I want to make multiple projects. It simplifies things a lot.

For my first card, I went with a Fall theme. After foiling some flowers on yellow cardstock with Champagne gold glimmer foil, I die cut all of them with matching dies. I also foiled and die cut the word ‘hello’ in the same way, but used white cardstock this time. I wanted some really delicate, small leaves so I die cut some of the tiny ones using dies from Glimmering Butterflies set and dark green cardstock. I arranged my flowers and leaves around the foiled hello and that was it. For some added interest, I went around the patterned paper panel with Tsukeniko Delicata Golden Glitz ink and added gold confetti to the flower centers.

My second project is also pretty much Fall themed and uses the same basic center-panel style. This time I foiled and die cut the flowers as well as leaves. I used some paper with yellow-orange watercolor pattern on it and used the Crimson Stars foil color. For my sentiment, I used the thank-you one which I had foiled at the same time as the hello sentiment above. This one doesn’t have a matching die, so I die cut a fancy edged circle around it. To give it a little something-something, I went around the edge with Tsukeniko Delicata Golden Glitz ink and sprinkled some matching sequins.

My final card came together in as simple as three steps. First, I picked a patterned paper from one of the previous kits, taped two border plates and foiled with Pink foil. Second, I repeated the same on the other edge of my rectangle. Finally I foam mounted one of the fancy stickers that came in Spellbinders Card kit for Oct 2019. For that extra something all I did was edge the border of my panel with Delicata Pink Shimmer ink and sprinkled several confetti pieces (might have gone a little bit overboard with this).

I did end up with several leftover negative pieces of foils which I will use in other cards / projects. I also did a boo-boo where I accidentally added gold foil upside down while foiling. This made my plates get foiled, but when I used them with other colors of foil, this gold foil is not transferring to the paper. I love that about these supplies – they are pretty forgiving in most cases and so much fun to create with.

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!


I hope these creations inspire you to create more than cards with your glimmer foil plates. I am sure I will be playing a lot more with these beautiful designs.

Have a blessed day!
~Varada

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