Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Spellbinders - October Glimmer 2019 Release

Hello Friends!

I have a GLIMMER ALL OVER card for you today featuring products from the Spellbinders - October Glimmer 2019 Release and using the Glimmer Hot Foil System . I'm in love with how this turned out; chippy, colored with alcohol markers, and layered! I had the pleasure of creating with three new release Glimmer Plates and dies for this one..

  1. Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
  2. Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
  3. Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set   
Plus, I threw in a negative foiled panel left from this card using The Contessa's Seal Panel Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Royal Flourish by Becca Feeken. You can check out that post by clicking here.

I found that Press 'n Seal makes a cool texture/pattern on the foiling by lifting some of the foil off of the hot foiled If you don't like the chippy look, don't use Press'nSeal to hold your collage cluster together for placement.

I especially liked working with the smaller Glimmer plates and the coordinating dies because it gave me more room to mix up the Foils. Most of the foils were bits and pieces, , on the edge or center from previous foiling sessions.
The foil colors I used were:
Polished Brass GLF-024... for the background
Starburst GLF-029... Flowers and leaves
Tangerine GLF-018...for the Butterfly and Hello sentiment

To make the card:
  • hot foiled several butterflies, flowers and leaves with the Glimmer Hot Foil System  
  • die-cut everything using the coordinating dies 
  • added a touch of color to the flowers using the Altenew Artist Markers
  • hot foiled the Hello and sentiment 
  • die-cut 3 layers of the hello and stacked them together for dimension
  • played with an arrangement that was pleasing
  • bent the butterfly wings up by gently folding in the middle
  • glued everything onto the reverse hot foiled background panel using Tombow Mono liquid adhesive
  • lifted/curled the petals and leaves up for more with my fingers interest
  • glued the tiny white dots from the leaves die in the center of each flower
  • layered the finished panel onto pattern paper and adhered it to a card base

Hope you enjoyed looking at my card  as much as I LOVED creating it:))

You can find all these new Spellbinders - October Glimmer 2019 Release items in the shop now!
Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
Glimmering Layered Flowers Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today..Hope you are inspired to #NeverStopMaking!

LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty no extra cost to you!

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Altenew October 2019 Metallic Watercolor Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + 2 Video

Hello Friends! 

I'm super excited to have had the chance to create with the new Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set at ALTENEW! After seeing a sneak peak of the set at Creativation 2019 I have been patiently waiting for the release.
This is part of the Blog Hop celebrating the new Metallic Watercolors. If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa! I can't wait to see all the inspiration with this new product:))

As you will see the Shimmer and Glimmer in the watercolors is AH-MAZING!! I love the subtle hint of sparkle and these are PERFECT FOR making SPLATTERS to finish any card with that kiss of metallic shine! All 14 colors look great on dark cardstock as well as regular watercolor paper.

Let's get to my projects:

The first card is simply stamped with the Happy Pomegranate stamp set with Warm Sunshine Crisp ink. I wanted to get to know these Metallic colors and how they moved on paper for no-line coloring..The end result was thrilling!

 The Metallic shimmer is difficult to capture in a photo..but it's stunning!

JUST FOR YOU...Featuring:
METALLIC watercolor 14 pan set HAPPY POMEGRANATE stamp set Specialty card stock
I have a VIDEO below and on Youtube of the process from start to almost finish. I realized that the top bloom thingy is not green as after turning off the camera and went back in to make it more botanically correct:) and added some deep shadows with the Jet Black found in the regular 36 Pan set. 

Watch the VIDEO here:

The next cards were so fun to create! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my STRING PULLING videos HERE, HERE and HERE...well these METALLIC watercolors work perfectly for this whimsical technique! So excited about how they look on the black card stock:)))

MISS YOU...Featuring:
METALLIC watercolor 14 pan set
Miss You word die
Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack

Once I get going with the String pulling art, it's difficult to stop. For this one, I fussy cut the STRING ART plume and layered it onto panel of  Washi tape. Then dyed a ribbon to coordinate using the watercolor brush markers.
METALLIC watercolor 14 pan set
Galaxy Washi Tape
Watercolor Brush Markers, to dye the seam tape ribbon
Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack
Chipboard Sticker


 And this final one is simply matted and layered with a few Die-cut embellishments.
METALLIC watercolor 14 pan set
Shattered Triangle Die Set
Tall Alpha Die Set
Tuxedo Washi Tape
Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack

Here is the video on YouTube of the first STRING PULLING experiments using the METALLIC watercolor 14 pan set.

I hope you have enjoyed my samples today! Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite and if you would like to try the STRING PULLING technique. It is truly RELAXING!!! and just a bit addictive:))

Your next stop on the hop is  Virginia Lu!
Remember to leave comments on each blog for more chances to win prizes.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/2/2019 for a chance to win.

More Prizes:
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/4/2019.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Spellbinders Holiday Glimmer

Two questions... 

  1. Have you started you Christmas card making yet? 
  2. Do you Glimmer? and by Glimmer I mean add foiling to your papercraft projects.
Today I have some I ideas to share with you regarding answers to both of these questions. If you have been following my blog this month you may have seen that YES, I have started making Christmas cards..thanks to the arrival of the Spellbinders October Card Kit of the Month: SPARKLING HOLIDAYS. 

  1. You can see my first 5 cards featuring that kit by clicking HERE
  2. And a second set of 5 cards using the same kit and Glistening Holiday Glimmer by Becca Feeken collection posted HERE.
So that makes 10 Christmas cards finished..and then add today's 3 quick cards..and I'm feeling well on my way to conquering the Holiday card making list :)))

Two products from the Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Glimmer  collection were given to me to create with for today's post. Once again, I reached for the SPARKLING HOLIDAYS card kitthen added the lovely kiss of GLIMMER!

Take a look:
Capturing in photos, the true beauty of the Glimmer Hot Foil is something that eludes me...but IRL they are so pretty!
The first two cards are made with same glimmer plate called Reindeer Games.

Reindeer Games Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019

Reindeer Games 

To  make the card below, I started by using with the Reindeer Games Glimmer plate and hot foiled with Rose Gold foil, onto white 110lb. Neenah Solar White CS, according to normal Glimmer foiling instructions.
I trimmed the foiled and Reindeer Games panel down and layered it with papers from the Card kit.  The pink solid CS is DIE CUT with a die from the Nesting Frame Etched Dies PA Scribe. Then I embellished with a glitter deer found in the kit and some carnation pink Crystal Nuvo Drops.
Not wanting to waste the negative foil left from the first card..I reheated the Glimmer base and added the proper shimms to foil again, this time without the glimmer plate though, onto white CS, using the method found in this post. The results gave a chalkboard effect that paired perfectly with the frame dies from EXPRESS YOURSELF KOM.

 *papers and die-cut embellishments form past kits..

Here are the two cards side by side:
I think them to be a very festive pair!!
For the final card I used Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019 which has eight word plates and one Etched die.
Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019
Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019

 To make this card I used the Etched die to cut strips of pattern paper from the kit and a panel of failed foiling, ( no need to throw away those mishaps!) Then I covered the back of a negative die cut snowflake panel with those strips, for a pretty pattern/glimmery decorated focal point. All that was needed was the GLIMMERED sentiment strip added over the top.

Can you see how I used the leftover "FRAME" from the very first card? Cut from three different colors of CS then layered together, making a big impact without much effort and no wasted paper.

Well that's all for me today! Hope I have inspired you to get started making those Christmas and Holiday cards early :))) And maybe got you thinking on how to use the SB Glimmer Plates on your projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty no extra cost to you!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Spellbinders Past Clubs 40% off Promo

Hello friends and fellow card makers! I'm popping in today to tell you about a special sale at SPELLBINDERS.

Spellbinders is running a special 40% off promotion on their Past Club Kits, so I have created a few cards using two KITs from the past LARGE DIE of the MONTH CLUB :)

Take a look:

which has smaller dies for all seasons and celebrations throughout the year.. I needed a very special BIRTHDAY card. The blues and oranges together make me happy!
YANA has a super video explaining just how to put this slider card together..then the rest is up to you, the cardmaker, on how to decorate and add embellishments for your special card needs.
I chose a plaid stencil from The Stamp Market for the card base..then added two circles of the NESTABILITIES FANCY SCALLOP EDGE CIRCLES ETCHED DIES. the pattern papwers are from my stash. the sentiments are from the HAPPY SENTIMENTS stamp set.

 Several different embossing powders make the tiny flowers sparkle and shine! Thinking maybe I went overboard on the flowers? Pearl, Silver Pearl, and Clear EP.

 Those cute acorns are part of the FESTIVE WREATHS SLIDER CARD die set and colored with Ziggy markers.
Up next I have two cards featuring the BONJOUR LDOM set.  I just couldn't resist the huge butterfly and tiny flowers in this one!
 The pattern papers are from the  Spellbinders September 2019 Card Kit.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today..Hope you are inspired to #NeverStopMaking! and Check out the PAST CLUB KITs too:)))

Here are the Full promo details:
 Save up to 40% off select past club kits  Click Here to view eligible items. 
Club members must Log In to view club member discounts. Orders are processed in the order that they are received. If you purchase an item that is out of stock, the item(s) will be removed from your order and you will not be charged for that item(s). Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes clearance items, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 10-15-19 to 10-20-19 at 11:59 PST.

LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty no extra cost to you!

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Glistening Holiday Glimmer by Becca Feeken at Spellbinders

Hello Cardmakers! I have a post filled with Christmas cards today :))
Getting a head start on holiday cards this past WCMD (World Card Making Day), I was completed 5 cards using the Glistening Holiday Glimmer by Becca Feeken collection from Spellbinders.
Glimmer plates are most often thought of as tools for HOT FOILING, however, I wanted to try FAUX LETTERPRESS inking with them instead. Jennifer McGuire has a short video tutorial sharing the steps of this technique.  I was tickled with the results and how quickly I was able to make the five cards!

Take a closer look:
These two cards have CHRISTMAS DAMASK JUBILEE GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE  inked with Cloudy Sky and Slate Dye ink from Simon Says Stamp. All pattern papers and Die-cut shapes are from the Spellbinders October Card Kit of the Month


The next three cards feature the MERRY FILIGREE QUATREFOIL GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE. I LOOOOOVE the delicate Filigree in this plate..and teh Circle MERRY plate has so many possibilities!
The stamp set in the October Card Kit of the Month has the sweetest pine branches for simple stamping.

My husband said he really liked this set of cards when saw them. He said they have a vintage, old Victorian vibe...the Glimmer plates add to that vibe as well as the color pallete from October Card Kit of the Month.  I hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE today:))

****Adding this post to the  October Show & Share at my friend Virginia's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty no extra cost to you!


You can also find me:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

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