Double Challenge Tuesday Using the Glimmer Hot Foil System

It's the fifth Tuesday of the month so that means a double challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches, a previous sketch combined with retired colors.  I will admit - YoonYoung really challenged me with these colors.

In the end I decided to get out my Glimmer Hot Foil system.  I'm not sure if that was a smart move.  I love the system but there is a learning curve and I hadn't used it in awhile.  So I had several misprints before I got anything useful.

A tip for using the system (which I forgot until I was almost done) - make the paper for whatever you are foiling larger than needed and cut down after you've finished.  It is very difficult to make sure exactly where you are foiling since it's all done upside down and things tend to shift while moving the plates to your Platinum machine from the foil machine.  Sigh. 

Anyway, I foiled the presents and sentiment in gold then water colored around the packages using the challenge colors.  Not sure I love, it but I'm pleased with how it came out.  Sometimes you have to say "it's good enough".

I think I need to play more with my Glimmer system!

Products used:

  • Image: Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Glimmer Gift Border, Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month March 2021
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Peek-a-Boo Peach and Marina Mist

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  1. Beautiful! I am with you on the foiling. I definitely need to use mine more to get the hang of it. You did good. :-)

  2. I'm just impressed that you have a foiling system Jeanne! I begin to realise just how basic my craft stash is!! I love your pretty gifts border and the large birthday sentiment is fabulous! Vicky x

  3. I don't have a foiling system but I love this and feel like I now need one in my life!! This may have taken a few attempts, but the perseverance was worth it - I think the present border is really pretty and the focal sentiment spot on!