More Floral Cards with Spellbinders Glimmer and BetterPress Kits for August 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

As you know, I am on the influencer team for Spellbinders Clear Stamp & Die of the Month Club and I'm now on the BetterPress Plate of the Month Club! Now, I usually get the stamps and dies a few at a time but with the recent release of the BetterPress System, I received my plate a little later than I needed in order to combine the Clear Stamp and BetterPress together. But that's okay, because this month I've combined the BetterPress Plate with the Embossing Folder of the Month! I really liked the arch look of the design, so I splurged on getting the embossing folder this month.

I started these cards with embossing the design on yellow cardstock - I cut one panel down to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" and added Dried Marigold to the edges as well as some gold splatter. The other I trimmed down with my Tonic Deckle trimmer to 4 x 5-1/4" but left it soft by not adding any ink. Next I worked on my BetterPress Plate and used my system with Strawberry, Apricot and Leaf inks to make my impression. I die cut out the design with an arch and the next largest out of kraft cardstock. 

For the sentiment, I decided to try and use the sentiment plate with my Glimmer Hot Foil System with a gold foil and it turned out okay... I think I need to adjust the shims in order to get a better impression. I glued my arches together and layered it onto the embossed background with foam adhesive. I glued this directly to my card base. I also popped up the sentiment and added a few Pops of Color for some shine and to bring in more yellow.

The second card is definitely my favorite of the two, but I think it's because I had the coordinating stencil for this month's Glimmer Plate. I like when coloring is easy! I used different Distress Inks to color with the stencil set after hot foiling the floral design on white cardstock with the kit's Rose Gold Foil. I also foiled the sentiment from the kit onto the same yellow cardstock and just like the other card's sentiment, I fussy cut it out.

I used a large arch to cut out my floral image as the arches again remind me of the embossing folder so I thought it would coordinate well with the design. I glued some purple cardstock to the card base, then the embossed and deckle trimmed yellow cardstock. The arch die cut is popped up as well as the sentiment and I added some Pops of Color in Rose Gold to bring more of that pink shine onto the card. I hope you like these cards and it gives you some inspiration today with the kits!

If you still want to get your hands on these kits (including the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month), head here to get all the information on the Spellbinders Kits!


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