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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Glimmer Hot Foil System Basics with Spellbinders Mix & Match

Updated: Jan 12

Hello everyone! Well I am learning how to use Glimmer Hot Foil System and having lots of fun! Such a unique foiling machine. I am only touching on the basics at this point but see so much potential. Here are my thoughts after working on today's project ...

  • The Glimmer System is different than foiling with a laminator. The foiled image is letterpressed meaning is slightly recessed.

  • The system comes with everything you need to get started ... shims,

  • It has the potential to do more than just foiling with the plates; you can also

  • The system is not only compatible with Spellbinders' Platinum but with the

  • This foiling system is so unique! I love that the platform from the Glimmer

I am looking forward to working more with this system and LEARNING as I go!


Today's cards feature the Glimmer plates, Mix & Match, that were included in the December Club Kit. I have linked the set here as I could not find the affiliate link if you want to check it out! I worked on oversized panels of patterned paper.

  • A green indicator light will come on the Glimmer machine is ready for use.

  • Trim the foil to the size of the plates. Excess foil could result in foiling areas

  • Use the tweezers provided to position the plates on the platform.

  • Place the foil SHINY SIDE DOWN over the plates.

  • Disengage the platform. Cover with the card stock and the acrylic spacer.

  • Remove your die cutter' platform and slowly roll the Glimmer

  • Voila! The image is foiled!

Creating the Cards

All five panels were foiled in silver and cut with the 3rd largest die in Spellbinders' Rectangles nesting die set. These panels were mounted on sheet foam. After the sentiments were foiled, they were die cut and also mounted on foam.

Birthday Cards:

Blue - panel mounted on Simon Says Stamp's Surf Blue card stock and die cut with the scalloped die from Simon's Frames die set.

Grey - panel mounted on Simon Says Stamp's Slate card stock and die cut with 3rd largest in Spellbinders' Rectangles nesting die set

Thank You Cards:

Yellow - panel mounted on patterned paper and die cut with the largest die My Favorite Things's Stitched Rectangles Stax 2.

Kraft- panel mounted on Neenah Desert Storm card stock and die cut with the largest die in Penny Black's Antique Frame nesting die set.

Pink- panel mounted on Simon Says Stamp's Cotton Candy card stock and die cut with the second largest die in Simon's A2 Thin Frames.

Video Tutorial, click HERE.

Supplies Used

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