Hello, Birch Press friends! I am excited to be back on the blog today. I have been busy lately making some backgrounds with shimmer powders and decided to use one today. What better way to show off a new hot foil plate, right? This happy birthday sentiment is from the new Sugar Script Sentiments 2 hot foil plate and die set. I have always been such a huge fan of the Sugar Script sentiments, and I love how they’re now available as hot foil plates!

I started with one of the shimmery backgrounds that I made recently. This panel is the result of several colors of shimmer powders and lots of water spritzing! I cut the panel with the Pinpoint Contour Plate and then trimmed it down even more to be 4″ x 5.25″. I put some thin foam tape on the back of the panel and adhered it to an A2 card base.

I used the Curved Leaf Branch die to cut some watercolor paper, and then I used some pink and yellow shimmer powders to lightly color the branch. I adhered this to the panel with liquid glue, making sure not to adhere the actual leaves down. I love the dimension this creates!

I hot foiled the sentiment onto white card stock using pink satin hot foil, and I love how it came out! I love satin/matte hot foil, but don’t be fooled – it still has shimmer to it when the light hits it!

To finish the card, I scattered some fairy crystals and drops around the branch. I hope this card brings a smile to your face! Thank you so much for joining us today.