I always love Spellbinder’s new releases and January is no exception! So today I am going to share a few of my favorites with you!
My favorite new product from 2023 was the Better Press Plate system. I love the versatility of this product. The ability to use one product in so many ways grabbed my attention immediately. While it took me a while to use it, January’s release lit that creative fire in my soul. So, let’s take a peek at my experimenting! Let me know in the comments below what you think about these new releases AND the BetterPress plates!
The two products on this card have me head over heels. The Kaleidoscope Garden BetterPress plate will be in my stash for a long time to come. In the above example I inked up the plate with some green ink. I then used a piece of the BetterPress Porcelain Pure Cotton card stock and ran it through my Platinum 6 with the BetterPress Plates.
Look at the detail. This is about the time I got sidetracked! Out came the Glimmer Plates! I plugged that baby in, grabbed some HOT foil, and heated it up! Here is the result…
Wowza….just look at the shine. It is such an elegant look and great for a background! Okay now back to the first card…or so I thought! I couldn’t let the leftover foil go to waste. So, I grabbed the Solid Hot Foil Plate laid down some Glimmer Foil and white card stock, heated it, and ran through the Platinum 6.
And to think I was going to throw that “waste foil”? This will be in a card a little later! Okay, now SERIOUSLY back to the original card!
To create this card, I first created the letter-pressed background with green ink. It measures 3.75″ x 5″. I cut and adhered a piece of green card stock to the back, this measures 4″ x 5.25″. This was then added to an A2 top folding card panel with liquid glue. Next, I grabbed the new (exclusive to Spellbinders), Colorful Burst Flower die set. This set is stunning and large. I cut the different pieces from colored card stock. I adhered them with liquid glue.
The stem and leaves were attached with liquid glue the flower was popped up with some foam tape. I am in love with this floral.
Remember that hot foiling we did? Well, let’s make a card with those bits!
After doing all that foiling this card was easy to make. I cut down the first foiled card stock to 3.75″ x 5″ and glued it to a top folding A2 card base. The panel I created with the waste foil and solid foIling plate was trimmed down and added with foam tape.
Next, I grabbed an oldie but a goodie, I believe it is now retired but you may have it in your stash. I die-cut it 3 times, twice from scrap white card stock and one time from vellum. I glued the vellum layer between the two white pieces. Then I popped some white foam strips on the back and attached it to the card. What do you think? I am quite pleased with the white and gold color scheme but would love to hear your thoughts!
Happy New Year to all of you. I truly appreciate you stopping by my blog and taking the time to read this tutorial. If any of these projects inspired you to purchase something I would appreciate you using the links found in this post. I hope you have an incredibly crafty 2024!