Spellbinders Happy + Gilded Age and a Giveaway!

Hi there friends!  Today I'm part of a blog hop introducing two new collections from Spellbinders!  Both collections feature some awesome dies and also Glimmer Plates!

You should have arrived here from the fantastic Laura Volpes blog.  If you are starting here, the whole blog hop will be listed below.  Be sure to read to the end to enter the giveway!

Here are the new Collections:

Happy by Sharyn Sowell

The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken

New Foil colors for Glimmer Hot Foil

My first card features products from both collections.

I used the Celebrate with Cake die set and made a beautiful three layer cake complete with flowers.  I also used the Gilded Nested Hot Foil set from the Gilded Age collection.  These hot foil plates also have a companion die set (sold separately) The banner came from the Happy It's Your Day die set.

These next two cards feature a technique that I have wanted to try, but never have.  I used hot foil on my alcohol ink backgrounds, and OH MY....the results are stunning. I admit, I wasn't sure if putting the alcohol ink background on a hot foil plate was a good idea.  But it worked awesomely!

This card features the lovely Oh Happy Day Glimmer hot foil plate.  I used the new Aura foil...and that is my new favorite!  It shimmers and shines, and picks up color from everywhere.  Every time I photographed it, the color cool!

This last card features an absolutely stunning Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil plate from Becca Feeken's Gilded Age collection.  I used the black foil on my alcohol inked background....and as you can see, the card has maximum impact!

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. 
Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to comment to be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate!  Your next stop is Melody Rupple.

Becca Feeken
Sharyn Sowell
Tina Smith
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mona Tóth
Janette Kausen
Laura Volpes
Jacquie Dean
Melody Rupple
Desiree Kuemmerle
Anna Komenda
Zinia Redo

Here is a complete list of the Spellbinders products that I used.  (affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank y'all for your support.)

Shapeabilities Celebrate with Cake Etched Dies Happy by Sharyn Sowell