Every time I post a card with Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil highlights on it, I get emails asking how the machine works where to get the products etc. So, my card making friends, here’s a HOW TO USE THE GLIMMER HOT FOIL MACHINE Video tutorial for you along with some helpful information about Glimmer Hot Foiling.
HOW TO USE THE GLIMMER HOT FOIL MACHINE
I have created a how to video attached below and added information to this post on using the machine, where to purchase products etc.
WHAT IS THE GLIMMER HOT FOIL MACHINE?
The Glimmer Hot Foil System is an easy to use device that adds foiled elements to various materials such as cardstock, fabric, ribbon, leather and more.
It heats up the foiling plates allowing the foil to be transferred to the different materials once run through a die cutting machine*.
In the cardmaking world, we are usually foiling cardstock, but I have also foiled vellum, and cello bags too.
What’s in the box?
The Glimmer Hot Foil Machine comes with everything pictured above.
- Hot Foil Stamp Press Machine
- Power Cord
- Heat Resistant Acrylic Spacer Shim
- Thin Heat Resistant Acrylic Spacer Shim
- Silicone Cooling Pad
- Magnetic Pick-up Tool
- Two Starter Foil Rolls (silver and gold)
- Two Starter Hot Foil Plates (frame & Sentiment).
Spellbinders has a huge category on their website of HOT FOIL PLATES.
They also have a monthly exclusive Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Club where you get a new kit each month for hot foiling. I love this club, you get a great kit each month with a new color of foil and it coordinates with the other kits of the month as well. It’s economical and a great way to grow your stash.
Pinkfresh Studios has a selection of Hot Foil Plates that coordinate with many of their products.
Altenew also has some Hot Foil Plates in their card making product selections.
(I’ll add to this list as more companies bring these products on line).
Here is a video on How to use the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine
This is how I like to use it. Many crafters have different ways of using these machines and what works for them. This video is what works for me.
What Kind of Foil is used in the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine?
Spellbinders has an entire line of Glimmer Hot Foil in a fabulous selection of colors to use in this machine.
You can also purchase the machine at:
Listed below are some of the cards I have created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine with links to the blog post for further instructions. If you have questions, please feel free go send me an email and I’ll get back to you.
Jan/22 – Sketched Rose Wreath Foil and Cut Die set from Simon Says Stamp – visit the post
Dec/21 – Hand stitched card using Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Set – visit the post
Dec /21 – Glimmer of the Month Kit – visit the post
Dec/21 – Sketched florals with Glimmer foil sentiment – visit the post
Nov/21 – Club kits – visit the post
Nov/21 – Hand Made Holiday Release – visit the post
Nov/21 Glimmer Foil sentiments – visit the post
Oct/21 – Glimmer Foil watercolor leaves – visit the post
Sept/21 – Monthly Clubs and background plates – visit the post
Sept/21 Glimmer of the Month Kit – visit the post
Aug/21 – Floral Glimmer Slimline Card – visit the post