Pretty Autumn Card Trio: October Glimmer Plate Collection

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Hey, y’all! I’m so happy to be guest designing for the October Glimmer Plate Collection over on the Spellbinders Blog today! You can head over there to check it out, or read on right here 🙂

I don’t know about you, but fall colors are making their way into my craft room as a “cold front” is moving into Texas soon. And by a cold front, I mean 85F. It’s not cold by a long shot, but a girl can dream 🙂

I wanted to incorporate some rich reds, oranges, and golds into the things I’ve been making, and the October Glimmer Plate Collection worked beautifully with these colors. So hang on to your craft aprons, I have three card projects to share with you today! 

October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

For my fancy paper, I created an alcohol ink background, which will be the “main” paper, and I chose the other cardstocks based on this one.

Alcohol ink backgrounds.

If you’d like to get a quick refresher on how to make this type of background, I have a video here where I used the same technique (but got very different results – that’s the beauty of this medium).

The other two papers are Curious Metallic cardstock in White Gold, because I felt I couldn’t go with plain ivory, and Craft Perfect paper in Glacier Gold. 

Additional papers: Craft Perfect Glacier Gold from Tonic and Curious Metallic White Gold from CutCardStock.

Of course, since these cards are pieced together, they are super easy to mass-produce and you can swap up the main background pieces to match whatever season for which you’re creating!

Once I cut all the pieces needed, I used the Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Plates to foil and die-cut four butterflies. Then, I chose my favorite Art Deco Border and the sentiments. 

Card 1: Hello

First up is this lovely vertical card. 

Hello card, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

I foiled the border first, then used the alcohol ink cardstock piece to arrange the “hello” before foiling that as well. Then it was just a matter of layering on the pieces with glue tape and adding the butterfly with foam squares. 

Hello card close up, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

The paper measurements for this card are:

  • White Gold: 4.25” x 5.5”, 2.25” x 1.5.”
  • Glacier Gold: 2.75” x 2.”
  • Alcohol Ink Yupo: 5.5” x 1.5.”

Card 2: Birthday Hugs & Wishes

Next, I have this pretty autumn birthday card.

Autumn Birthday card, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

To line up everything on this card, I foiled the Art Deco border first, just below the centerline of the panel. Then, I foiled the “birthday hugs & wishes” sentiment onto the alcohol ink strip – and it came out AH-MAZING on the Yupo paper! I adhered this piece just below the border and then layered on my gold piece and butterfly with foam squares. 

Autumn birthday card close up, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

The paper measurements for this card are:

  • White Gold: 4.25” x 5.5.”
  • Glacier Gold: 2” x 2.”
  • Alcohol Ink Yupo: 5.5” x 1.5.”

Card 3: Dear Friend

And finally, this horizontal card with a centered design.

Dear Friend card, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

This one is pretty easy to put together. I foiled the “dear friend” sentiment first, then layered two butterflies over the rectangle with foam squares. I set this piece aside as I positioned the other cardstock pieces. Then, I finished it up by adding the butterfly rectangle on top.

Dear Friend card close up, using the October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

The paper measurements for this card are:

  • White Gold: 4.25” x 5.5”, 3.5” x 2.”
  • Glacier Gold: 5.25” x 2”, 4.25” x 1.25.”
  • Alcohol Ink Yupo: 5.25” x 2”, 4.25” x 1.25.”

October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders!

Thanks for letting me share with you the cards I made today with some of the products from the October Glimmer Plate Collection. There are even more products available in this release that I didn’t get to use today – go ahead and pop on over to the Spellbinders Store to see what else is new!

The October Glimmer Plates Collection from Spellbinders! Autumn Butterfly Trio

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