Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m chomping at the bit to post a couple cards I created with my slightly early birthday present… a Glimmer Hot Foil Machine! I received it toward the end of September and all I’ve had a chance to create is a pile of sentiments – and I haven’t even used any of them on my projects, lol! What’s wrong with that picture?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This machine is so much fun and I know I’ll be using it a lot. I read a bunch of reviews right after I ordered it and was kind of nervous about how seemingly difficult other crafters found it to be. I’m proud to say that I haven’t had any trouble whatsoever – I followed the instructions in the user manual and everything has turned out very nicely. I have noticed, though, that I have to be careful handling the foiled panels or the foil can get knicked up. This also happens with laminator-foiled projects as well.

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. Using the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine and Silver Holographic Foil, I created a background with the Skinny Stripe Background Glimmer Plate on CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, as well as the focal element using the Happiest Birthday Glimmer Plate on the navy cardstock for a tone-on-tone look. Using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set, I die cut layers from silver metallic foil cardstock and the striped foil background, and adhered them to the card base. I adhered the foiled focal element and several silver glitter enamel dots to complete the front. Great masculine card!

Using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set, I die cut inside layers from silver metallic foil cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. I embellished the white panel with a leftover strip cut from the striped foil background on the front and adhered the layers together and then to the card base. I added a stamped and die cut sentiment strip to complete the card.

And one more peek… I’m really loving the foil machine and plates, and see lots more foiled projects in my future!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, Hygloss Silver Metallic Foil cardstock
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Birthday stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set, Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Asymmetrical die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, Glimmer Holographic Silver Foil, Happiest Birthday Glimmer Plate, Skinny Stripe Background Glimmer Plate; Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Silver Glitter Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this foiled project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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