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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Spellbinder’s Glimmer of the the Month for April

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Hello everyone! I think Spellbinder's Glimmer of the Month, Glimmer Leaf Panel, has moved into first place for my all time favourite hot foil plate! There is a coordinating stencil, Leaf Panel Stencil, for quick and easy colouring! This gorgeous half A2 sized plate can be easily used to create a full background! I love it!

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  • An oversized panel of white card stock was foiled in Aura Hot Foil. To create a full background, the hot foil plate was positioned butting up to the foiled image and held in place with low tack tape. The foil was then slipped in between the two making sure the shiny side was facing the plate. The 'sandwich' was placed hot foil plate down on the Glimmer Hot Foil System.

  • The coordinating Leaf Panel Stencil was used to colour the leaves with Distress Oxide Inks Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.

  • The panel was trimmed to 3 3/4" by 5" and mounted on gold mirror card stock measuring 4" by 5 1/4". The card front was adhered to an A2 sized top-folding card base.

  • The YOU die from Large Die Of the Month was used to cut gold mirror card stock four times. Three of the die cuts were stacked and adhered to a vellum heart cut with a die from Essential Hearts. The fourth YOU die cut was adhered underneath the vellum heart aligning it to the stacked sentiment on top .... easy to do!

  • Liquid adhesive was applied to the YOU underneath the heart to attach it to the card front.

  • The secondary sentiment included in Glimmer Leaf Panel was foiled on pink card stock with Aura Hot Foil. The sentiment was trimmed to a strip and adhered under the heart.

  • The card was embellished with Aura Opalescent Sequins topped up with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.

  • A piece of the foil from the previous card was reused to create the negative heart design.

  • Using a Solid Rectangle Foiling Plate on the Hot Foil System, the shiny side of the foil with the negative design was placed faced down on the rectangle plate and the dark brown card stock was placed on top. Because of the large surface area being foiled, in addition to the foil plate and shim, I used a sheet of copy paper folded in half to increase the pressure feeding it through the die cutter.

  • The foiled panel was die cut with a die from the Essential Hearts die set.



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