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First impression on Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

First impression on Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

So I’ve held off for a good couple of years. I thought, another crafting machine, do I really need it. And yes when it came out, I wanted it. But I kept saying to myself, do I need it? And two years later, I’ve finally parted with some money and got myself a Glimmer Hot Foil Machine. This post is my first impression on using a glimmer hot foil machine, and although I’m giving you my impression, please note you do not have to feel like you need to buy one. Remember only spend within your means, and if you cant afford it, try finding alternative ways to create the a similar look. 

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First impression of hot foil machine

How to hot foil

I recently took advantage of the Spellbinders Black Friday sale and picked up quite a few Glimmer plates. They have some beautiful modern background designs, including this Modern Lines hot foil glimmer plate. This was foiled using the Glimmer Hot Foil machine onto Nautical Hero Hues cardstock.

Now if your cardstock isn’t smooth you may find getting a good foil – so my tip is to run it through your die-cutting machine slowly and at least twice. 

For the flowers, I foiled the Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil plate in Gold Hot Foil onto Cherry Red and white cardstock. This set also comes with the coordinating dies to cut these out. 

Assembling the card

The background was trimmed down and added to a matching card base. The flowers were foam mounted onto the front of the card, clustered around a sentiment from the Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil set.  To finish, I embellished with gold sequin discs.

What I love with the look of this type of foiling compared to other techniques, is the faux letterpress look it creates as the foil plates press into the cardstock. I absolutely love the look this type of hot foil system can give you – it gives you the look of high-end shop made cards ith the foil detail.

First impression on Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Although I absolutely love my Glimmer hot foil machine, however, I do not think it is neccessity for the craft room. It is a luxury craft machine, but you can achieve foiling in cardmaking without adding this machine to your craft room. So if you find this method of foiling outside of your budget, then please check the blog for other foiling methods. But if you have been thinking about this machine and was unsure, I really recommend it! 

First impression of hot foil machine

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Glimmer Hot Foil System - Spellbinders
Glimmer Hot Foil System – Spellbinders
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Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold- Spellbinders
Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold- Spellbinders
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Yana's Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula - Spellbinders
Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula – Spellbinders
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Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula - Spellbinders
Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula – Spellbinders
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Modern Lines Hot Foil Glimmer Plate - Spellbinders
Modern Lines Hot Foil Glimmer Plate – Spellbinders
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Cherry Red - Gina K Designs
Cherry Red – Gina K Designs
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was not produced as part of any design teamwork. I’ve created this project with creative control and produced a project I am proud of with products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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