Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a couple cards that I made using some new solid hot foil plates from Spellbinders.  Both of these plates, the arch and the diamond, have a set of nesting dies that match them. These dies provide a lot of design options, but I wanted to show some ways to use the plates on their own. 

Card 1 Supplies

 Spellbinders – Solid Diamond Hot Foil Plate

Spellbinders – Be Bold Blooms Die Set 

Spellbinders – Yana’s Special Sentiments Hot Foil Plate

Spellbinders – Aura Hot Foil

 Spellbinders – Fashion Gold Embellishments

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Making the First Card

I first foiled the diamond onto a panel of white card stock with Aura hot foil. I was really impressed with how solid the results were! I’ve had a set of diamond stencils in my stash forever, and this card finally gave me the opportunity to use them. I used one of the stencils, which is slightly smaller than the hot foil plate, to blend two colors of ink on each side of the diamond. Hot foil acts as a resist to ink, so all you have to do is wipe the ink off of the foil when you’re done with your ink blending.

I used the Be Bold Blooms dies to cut a bunch of florals out of white card stock. I used the same inks that I used with the diamond stencil to color these die cuts, leaving some of them completely white. I foiled the sentiment onto white card stock with the same Aura foil as the diamond. I love how this sentiment has a matching die! I arranged the florals and the sentiment around the diamonds, adhering them with liquid glue. To finish the card, I added some gold embellishments.

Card 2 Supplies

 Spellbinders – Solid Arch Foil Plate

Spellbinders – Bottle Brush Tree Die Set

Spellbinders – Holiday Decorations

Spellbinders – Color Block Scenic Scape Dies

Spellbinders – Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

 Spellbinders – Teal Hot Foil

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Making the Second Card

For my second card, I envisioned a snow globe using the solid arch foil plate. It’s more of a faux snow globe, since it’s neither dimensional nor is it a shaker card. I foiled the arch with teal hot foil onto a panel of white card stock.

I created some snow banks using the Color Block Scenic Scape dies and adhered them to the bottom of the arch. I foiled the sentiment onto the bottom snow bank with the teal foil and popped it up on foam tape. I used the Bottle Brush Tree dies to cut the three trees from gold, silver and white card stock. I cut the shadow dies for each tree from vellum. I cut some silver stars using dies from the Bottle Brush Tree set and some gold and silver snowflakes from the Holiday Decorations die set. I glued the trees, stars and snowflakes onto the scene and finished it off with some white Nuvo drops for the snow. I popped the main panel up onto a larger panel of silver card stock and then adhered that to a white card base. 

I love how these cards turned out, and I hope they put a smile on your face! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Wishing you all a crafty day,


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