21 October 2023

Spellbinders | Betterpress Christmas

Hello there, today I have three cards to share using the Spellbinders Betterpress Christmas and More Betterpress Christmas collections. I used one with actual Betterpress and the other two were hot foiled. I love that you can use press plates for foiling too, it gives them a lot of versatility. 

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My first card uses the Spellbinders Season's Greetings Evergreens Press Plate & Die Set. I pressed it onto Spellbinders Betterpress Porcelain Card with Spellbinders Betterpress Black Ink and the Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress System. I also pressed the plate onto masking paper. I fussy cut the mask out with scissors and then placed it on top of the image. 

Using blending brushes, I blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Prize Ribbon at the top of the panel for the sky. I removed the mask and added a little colour to the trees with a G46 Copic Marker, followed by the ground/snow using B000, B0000 and 0 Copic Markers. The panel was cut down a little and adhered onto a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. 

I took the Spellbinders Wonderful Winter Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and foiled it onto white cardstock using Spellbinders Black Foil. It was die cut out using the coordinating die and adhered to the card using thin foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen snow and stars to the sky and trees. 

My next card uses the Spellbinders Merriest Christmas Press Plate. I started off by foiling the 'Christmas' part of the sentiment onto white cardstock with Spellbinders Champagne Foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I then foiled 'wishes' from the Spellbinders Glitter Wishes Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. This was part of a longer sentiment but I just wanted the wishes word. 

I ran the foiled panel through my die cutting machine inside the Spellbinders Holiday Floral Swag 3D Embossing Folder. The embossing did overlap the foiling a little but it didn't seem to cause any harm to it, although it does obscure the letters a little. I blended Altenew Lapis Lazuli Crisp Dye Inks on top and then adhered it to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. 

I added ink to the foiled 'wishes' cardstock piece and cut it into a strip. It was adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added gold dots to the embossed areas, as well as a few Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems

My last card today uses the Spellbinders Chic Merry Christmas Press Plate. I again foiled it using Spellbinders Champagne Foil but this time onto Spellbinders Betterpress Porcelain Card. I then painted on stripes using Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Watercolours (mixing the colours to get gradients of colour). 

I splattered Finetec Coliro Moon Gold Watercolour on top and set aside to dry. Once dry, the panel was cut down slightly and adhered onto a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gem to the centre of the star. 



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Have you tried Bettrpress yet? Do you like it? I have to admit to not liking the clean up of the plates afterwards, but I do really like the letterpress look and as I said above, I really like that you can foil with the plates too! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

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