Posts Tagged ‘Gemini Jr.’

NEW VIDEO – SpellBinders Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Hi Stamping friends and happy weekend. Brr it’s chilly out there so why not cuddle up to some hot foil?

Today I’m sharing this fun foil and die cut holiday card created with the Spellbinders Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate set. AND, I have a awesome Spellbinders SALE for you – check the bottom of this post.

This set is absolutely fabulous to create with as there is the ornament and two sets of sentiment plates to foil with and six dies to cut out the beautifully detailed poinsettia and greenery.

It’s fun and quick to create these pretty cards and everything you need is included in this one package. Check out the beautiful die cut detail on the flower and leaves in this set.

I started with a white A2 card base and used the Life Changing Brushes (On sale today for 50% off) to add my blended blue background with Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.

I heat set the ink to dry and then added a splattering of white paint to the background for some added interest.

I use the Gemini Foil Press Machine and my Gemini Jr Die Cutting machine to add the gold foil for my ornament and sentiment and I show you below in the video just how quick and easy that is to do.

My final embellishments, a sprinkle of gold sequins across the card and three gold pearls in the center of the poinsettia.

Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate

And here’s another card created with this set, but in different colors.

In my video I use the Gemini System from Crafter’s Companion, because I had the Gemini Jr. Die Cutting Machine. Spellbinders also has a great system that works with their die cutting machines. The plates and dies from both companies along with Picket Fence Studios and My Favorite Things work in both machines and the foils from both companies do as well, so feel free to mix and match away.

I’ve shared the links below to the products I have used in today’s card, I hope you will give Hot foil a try, it’s very addictive haha. and I’ll be back on the 15th with another Hot Foil Card to share with you.

WOO HOO – Raya has decided to throw an extra sale today, because it’s the 30th – 30% OFF ALL SPELLBINDER’S PRODUCTS – you can View them all HERE

AND, the BLACK FRI-HE Sale has been extended too – so check out these great deals: SHOP HERE

50% OFF – LIFE changing brushes

50% OFF – Alcohol Pearls

$150. OFF – Gemini Die Cutting machine

$100. OFF – Gemini Junior Die Cutting machine – I use this one in my video and I LOVE IT.

$100 OFF – Gemini Go Machine with go bundle

50% OFF – Foil Quill

50% OFF – Chameleon Color Tone Pencils with 3 sets of color cards

50% OFF – Dreamweaver Occasions Bundle

50% OFF – Dreamweaver Christmas Bundle

50% OFF – Embellishment Bundle

Until then, Happy Stamping and stay warm.

Chameleon Picture Changer

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Hello again! Hard to believe we are almost done June! For me, this means my kids are attending a load of birthday parties before the end of the school year and that I am sharing yet another birthday card! My daughter recently attended a very cool birthday party for her friend that had a reptile themed party. What a brave girl! So, of course I had to pull out one of my favourite stamps sets (one that I used in my very first YouTube video), Lawn Fawn – One in a Chameleon and paired it with the Lawn Fawn Picture Changer die set. I will also be using some of the images from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set as well. This picture changer die set is so cool and there are so many possibilities to use it with stamps you already have!

I start out by using the picture changer die and with a pencil I trace out the inner square onto some 110lb white cardstock so that I know where to stamp the images. I need to trace the squares from both dies so that I can ensure I stamp the images in the correct place. Because I want the chameleon to “appear” I will be stamping most of the images twice, trying to get them in the exact same spot inside each square. I will be using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I can do some copic colouring. Now, I will warn you that this is a bit of a process to stamp out and there is some masking involved (I like to use the Avery full sheet labels to create my masks), but it is so worth it!! In fact, I did have a few mistakes along the way…but, hoping you won’t notice them in the finished product! Although, if you want to know what they are you can click on the video below and I will let you in on the secret there!

Once everything is stamped out I will colour the images in and then die cut the picture changer pieces out. There are two pieces, the front pocket piece and then the slide that will be sandwiched in between the pocket.

Assembly can be a bit tricky at first. You simply insert the slider piece into the pocket piece (you can watch how this happens in the video below). Then you will push the tabs from the slider portion into the slots of the pocket (Again, much easier if you watch the video!). You will want to make sure you have an anti-static tool or bag and coat both these pieces liberally to help the mechanism slide. I use Be Creative  Scor Tape (3mm) to adhere the sides down.

I don’t have the Magic Picture changer Add-on so I improvised by cutting the front portion of the envelope piece from some shimmer green card stock, trimmed out the tabs and adhered that with the same Be Creative  Scor Tape (3mm). I then use the smaller frame and the pull tab piece that came with the original die set and cut that from some solid green cardstock. I also coloured the pull tab with a copic maker and touched up any areas that showed white on the sliding mechanism.

I adhered the frame with the Be Creative  Scor Tape (3mm) again, making sure that I only applied it to the corners. For the pull tab I used a regal adhesive tape runner.

I had some left over textured brown card stock from my last project that I applied to the front of my A2 card and then adhered the magic picture changer onto it with some 3M foam tape. Now it is time to add some foliage and critters!

I stamped out the parrot, snake and some of the leaves and bushes from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I again used the Black ink from Memento as I did copic colouring. I love these little critters and think they add the jungle feel to the card nicely. I will fussy cut out the images and arrange them around the frame of the picture changer with some liquid adhesive, being careful that they don’t interfere with the sliding mechanism.

The last thing to do is add a little sparkle to the snake with my clear Wink of Stella and stamp the sentiment “You’re one in a chameleon” on the inside with my new favourite ink for sentiments – Versafine Claire – Nocturne.

I really liked how this card came out and that it can be for a boy or a girl and that it can be used for a variety of occassions.

I hope you enjoyed today’s interactive Picture Changer Card and that it has sparked a creative idea for you to make your own! You can check out the YouTube video here

Also, remember to check out the current sales and new arrivals by clicking here!

~ Chala

Additional Materials used:

Stamp Perfect, Retractable Tonic Craft Pick, Thermo-web purple tape, EK Success Anti-static powder, Gemini Jr. Craft Companion Die cut machine, Avery Full page removable labels, bone folder, Cutter-bee scissors, Fiskars paper trimmer, green cardstock, metallic green cardstock, Gina K Connect glue, Crafters Tap tape runner, 3M Foam Tape, reverse tweezers