All that glimmers may well be gold! Hi there, today we are sharing with you a wonderful new tool – Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System and I’m introducing a new collection, Glorious Glimmer Classic Plates. In a nutshell, it’s an accessory to your die cut machine that will let you add foil motifs to materials from paper to vellum to leather to wood to fabric and more. The machine employs heat and pressure along with metal stamps (Glimmer Plates) to transfer foil to a surface – like cardstock. The Glimmer Plates work just like rubber stamps and in addition to transferring foil, they can transfer ink, they can letterpress and they can deep emboss. Some of the sets feature both plates and dies!
Adding layers of gold or colored foil motifs creates an extra dimension to the sweet cards you send in life. This is a game changer for elegant cards! Crafters are finally able to get that professional printer look, but at home and for way less than engaging a printer to do foil. I like to think that the glimmer plates will make instant backgrounds and borders, but now there’s a new thing to include in your pretty layers!
About Glorious Glimmer
I jumped at the opportunity to create a set of classic, never go out of style plates for the new Glimmer Machine. My newest collection, Glorious Glimmer Classic Plates have that sweet calligraphic look that has been popular throughout the ages. Whether used as a background, framed or layered up with a sweet die cut peeking out from underneath, these plates have options that will allow you to highlight them beautifully in any project.
Join us for our blog hop where we will show you some inspiration on crisply transferred foil that spans from a clean look to a more involved elegant look!! Also today we have the pleasure of introducing a new Creative Team Member. Please welcome Ewelina Panka – you have seen and have swooned over her work before. She creates classic beauty on her —-> Blog as well as on her —-> Facebook and on her —-> Instagram. Please be sure to subscribe to her in each of these areas and watch as she dazzles with her fine eye for detail as well as her magnificent flowers!
My Projects For Today:
First up is GLP-031 – Glorious Glimmer Elegant Square
Here is what the plate actually looks like.
This is one of my favorite images, it reminds me of leaves and is oh, so elegant. I simply took a circle die and traced around each of the mounds so that I could lift my shape up. This is a perfect shape to layer with one of my intricate squarish dies – so that’s what I did. Then I took the inner piece and made it a frame so that it could accommodate a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design called Every Day is a Journey. It’s that easy to add glimmer to all the layers :-)
For this card, instead of glimmering it, I simply embossed it. The Glimmer Plates give a very deep and pronounced emboss that seems even more detailed than 3D embossing folders. For this I simply used to motif as a background element – I love using the plates this way!!
Second up is GLP-040 – Glimmer Place Card Mini Topper
Here is what the actual plate looks like:
This particular plate works with my Filigree Booklet die to make a book cover or mini card. There are actually dies with this set of Glimmer Plates that will allow you to make a quick and simple place card. Today, I made simple baby cards by glimmering the background and adding some precut elements.
There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come. Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!
P.S. I am still displaced from the Hurricane that hit Florida and that means, that the dies I use for prize winners are in Florida. There are roughly five people waiting on dies. I have not forgotten you, please bear with me :-)
Awesome card! :) The glimmer is fantastic. Love all the details :)
It’s hard to believe anything could make APG cards look better but this added touch of glimmer has done it. These elegantly timeless designs look absolutely spectacular. Ms. Becca, take a bow!
These glimmer plates are gorgeous and make such elegant cards. Hope you get back into your home soon. Quinty girl
Lovely as always..hope you get home soon…
Good morning Becca, so sorry you’re not home yet? keep your chin up girl?
Love all the examples. So lush!!!
Have a good one! ! !
AMAZING! These are absolutely gorgeous. So sorry that you are still not home after the hurricane. I hope you will get back soon.
Sorry you are still displaced. Loved all the beautiful examples
Beautifully done! Love them all!
I followed the last glimmer blog hop and quickly became hooked. These projects are beautiful!! This machine is on my Christmas wish list!!!
Simply stunning love the new dies and adding the foil is spectacular and it gives a rich lushness to it. Thanks for sharing
This is what I needed for inspiration. I have the glimmer machine and was stuck on what I could create. Leave it to Becca to give me the spark I was looking for. As always the creations are simply brilliant!! Keeping Floridians and Californians in my prayers. God Bless Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving.
Gorgeous as always ???
Girl, do you ever sleep? You just keep coming up with the neatest things. I am a gold person and use the gold mirror type paper all the time. The foiling added another layer of dimension! Love it. And Happy Thanksgiving to my fav designer!!!!!
Your cards are beautiful, as usual.
Wow, Becca, you have been a creative powerhouse this past year! Your craft is so exquisite, it boggles the mind to imagine where you will take us next. This Glimmer system definitely achieves a very professional look. My favorite die is the Elegant Circle. Both the circle and the center motif are very versatile and are spectacular, glimmering with foil.
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you forge a path forward despite your displacement.
Love & blessings, Sandy
I was already excited about Spellbinder’s glitter system and have it on my wish list. The plates you’ve designed for it are gorgeous. They’re definitely going on my wish list, too!
Wow these new products are just amazing and I love all the detail of the foiling.
Beautiful and elegant… as always!!
I’m just loving what this foil system does. Absolutely gorgeous cards!
Becca, I’m so excited about your new Glimmering does!!! The projects you created are fabulous. I already added them to my wish list for Santa!
Hope you’ll be able to get home soon ??
Oh Becca – I’m so sorry that you still aren’t home! I hope that you are being well looked after, wherever you are, and that you will be homeward bound before too long!
I love your plates! Fabulous designs, as always! You showcase them beautifully!
I am so pleased to see glimmer plates from you, Becca! I’ve been through the blog hop and each one is perfection. I cannot wait to see your unique style in future plates too!
CHOOSE JUST ONE???? Are you kidding, Becca??? LOL I want THEM ALL!:D Santa KNOWS I want this machine for Christmas…… I LOVE your card (PURE GORGEOUSNESS!)& I can see WHY you would JUMP at the chance to do your own dies to go with this machine! CLASSIC ELEGANCE ALL THE WAY! IF I had to choose, I would love to have the Place Card/Mini Topper Dies, as they go well with the Mini Book Dies you already did, as you said! NICE! SIGH! Life is getting MORE ELEGANT with your dies & this new machine! ;)Praying for you to be able to get back “home” soon & have your crafty space back! It is always unsettling to not be able to be in your home! Blessings & hugs!
This Glimmer Blog hop was a lot of fun and so inspirational. Congratulations on your latest die/foil plates releases. All are beautiful and would take my card making to another level. I think I like the Elegant Border the best with a close second being the Elegant Oval. So sorry you are still in limbo with your home repairs, etc. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.
You can never have too much glimmer!
Becca, Great blog hop and ALL the designers’ projects are exquisite. I always love what you do, you have such elegant creations. Thanks for all your inspiration. Oh my fav. die – well they all are of course, but I’d love to have the Nestabilities Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Grace Etched Dies. Thanks again and I am hoping life will get back to normal soon, for you, and you can get back home.Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Thank you for your beautiful creations. They are so lovely on my cards!
Your glimmer plates are amazing. Love your beautiful cards and can’t wait to try the new product.s
Beautiful use of foils. This new foil machine is exciting
Hi Becca beautiful cards as always hope you are well and
will be able to go home to live soon .
Thinking of you love Pam and Bill XX
Absolutely stunning. So elegant.
Gorgeous and delicate as usual! Happy Thanksgiving!
Your beautiful cards are such an inspiration.
Love love love this glimmer system and what you have created! Surely on my list !! Hopefully you’ll be out of this situation soon. ?
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Thanks for your continuous inspirations and sharing of techniques!
Beautiful card. Now I must purchase Amazing Paper Grace Glimmer plates GLP- 031 used in the beautiful cards pictures!
I am intrigued with Glimmer Foil System. All of your cards are so eloquently gorgeous.
Oh Santa…I’ve been sooo good this year. Please bring me the Glimmer Foil System and the Elegant Square plates (my favorite). Say hello to Rudolph for me.
Oh Becca!!! Your talent is beyond measure! Your designs are so elegant & rich-looking & this newest addition is a definite “must have” in my book. Being it is Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you & your ideas & designs. Blessings!
Love the card you showed, I immediately went to my foil machine and made the Christmas tree and do love it, thank you for the inspiration, Becca!!! Plan to made more of that one for Christmas cards
Oh my, how lovely!! The foil just shines so beautifully!! And I LOVE the baby cards!!
I don’t win things, but wanted to take this time to say Thank YOU for your Die-of-the-Month Club! My husband was just as excited about the die set as I was! He ordered 12 cards to give to coworkers! I just saw these two new die sets above, as usual for you, they are beautiful! You are truly a talented Artisan! Happy Thanksgiving!
Your cards are gorgeous! I love your designs and can’t wait to use my new Glimmer system.
The glimmer is so pretty! Prayers for you, Becca, for a blessed Thanksgiving and a quick return to your home.
Beautiful cards. The glimmer plates look like they’ll be fun to play with. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you get home soon.
Beautiful project! Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!
Becca, every card you create brings back elegance to our world and I must say, the new Glimmer system is the icing on the cake!
I love this glimmer and foil on cards. It adds so much elegance
These plates and the foiling looks so lovely. Must look into the machine to do this.
Sorry to hear you are displaced at the moment
This is stunning and so many possibilities!! Love your beautiful cards!
The foiling plate is so elegant.
I would have to say the Elegant Square is my favorite for now. I’m very much enjoyed your projects. They are classic and elegant as your usual style.
This card is absolutely stunning!!
Oh my goodness I have been drooling over the new Glimmer Plates since I saw the first ones and now your Glorious Glimmer plates are to drop dead gorgeous! Very difficult to pick a favorite but the Elegant Circle caught my eye first. I love your projects today, your designs are always so elegant anyway then add foils and they are just yummy, I love them all! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I always love everything you make and all your cards today are exceptional!!
O Becca the results of the glimmer machine are exquisite – I especially love the edgings! How beautiful it can make any handmade card! Will there be a demo and how to on You Tube for these? I sure hope so. Thank you thank you for taking us onward into more and more elaborate and beautiful expressions of love!
Dianne – the kardlady
wow so stunning and elegant x
Becca your cards are always so elegantly beautiful and these glimmer plates are gorgeous ?. So sorry life is still tough for you. Hope you’ll soon be able to get back home
Oh, Becca, as always, you do not disappoint!These are sooo LOVELY!! I must go find the video from ages ago where you told how to foil the square edges, too. I already have the GP&F machine, which I understand your foil plates work in… I also have your Elegant Oval and Elegant Affirmation Sentiments sets. I’m hoping to get something elegant done up for my folks anniversary next month. Thank you for coming up with these wonderful goodies that take our papercrafting to the next level!!
Oh, you asked for my favorite, well, other than the Elegant Ovals that I already have, I can tell the Elegant Square is going to be next on my list!
I am always in awe on your magnificent cards, Becca! You are such an inspiration.
Becca….you continue to amaze me! Just when I think your creations couldn’t get any better, you come up with more stunning designs. I have the Go Press & Foil machine, but haven’t had a chance to play with it yet. Your gorgeous plates are…well, just gorgeous! Much more to add to my wish list. I don’t know which is my favorite, but the elegant occasion sentiments, the monograms, placecard, background, border….of heck, all of them are awesome! Still sending prayers that you will be able to move back home soon. Take care.