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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Spellbinder’s Glimmer of the the Month for May

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Hello everyone! Spellbinder's Glimmer of the Month is mostly about birthday celebrations! This glimmer hot foil plate set with coordinating dies, Silhouette Birthday Greetings, is so unique and fun to play with! I have a few card examples illustrating how this foil plate/die set can be used in a couple of different ways. Of course, the sentiments can be used on their own AND there is an 'add-on', Balloon Greeting Sentiments Glimmer, for additional sentiments!


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Negative Balloon Die Cuts

For the first two cards, the die cutting was done directly on the card front for a negative design. This style was easily turned into a shaker.

  • The hot foil sentiment plates were positioned on A2 white card stock at an angle. One panel was foiled with Glimmer Hot Foil Rainbow Confetti and the other with Glimmer Hot Foil Rainbow Confetti .

  • Each sentiment has a pair of dies to cut the top and bottom of the wording. There are also two balloon dies. I die cut the top of the balloon first by positioning both the balloon die and the top of the word edging die. Low tack tape was used to hold both dies in place as the panel was rolled through the die cutter. This process was repeated for the bottom of the balloon. If the point where the balloon and the word die meets do not cut, a snip with the scissors takes care of it.

  • Acetate was adhered to the back of the panel and foam tape adhered around the perimeter of the panel and the outline of the balloon.

  • Oversized sized Bristol Smooth card stock was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks. Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers were used for one panel and Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry for the other. The panel was trimmed to A2 size with enough left over for the sentiment.

  • To ensure the ink blended panels line up perfectly on the back of the card front, a Misti Stamping Platform was used. The foam insert was removed. The card front was placed face down butting up to one of the corners. The shaker material was placed in the window and the backing paper removed from the foam tape. The corner of the ink blended panel was placed in the corner and lowered onto the card front for a perfect fit.

  • The independent shaker was adhered to an A2 sized, top folding card base.

  • The sentiment was stamped on the ink blended card stock and cut with the coordinating die. It was stacked on a foam die cut.

  • The cards were embellished with either Teal Opalescent Sequins or Purple Opalescent Sequins and finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


Positive Balloon Die Cuts

For the three positive design cards, the balloon die cuts are positioned to create a dimensional frame for the foiled sentiments on the card fronts.



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