17 March 2019

Introducing The Gilded Age Collection Blog Hop

Greetings glimmeristas!    Today, we are launching The Gilded Age - a small glimmer collection with some exquisite plates.  Join us as we introduce five new Glimmer Sets (some with dies) and 1 brand new Die Set that has matching glimmer plates. We've eased into the beautiful habit of building card layers and layering frames with foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System.  These metal plates are just like stamps and can be used for letterpress and deep embossing as well as transferring gorgeous foils to many items.
Welcome to The Gilded Age Collection - Becca shares her inspiration below:

Inspiration for The Gilded Age

I have a romantic fascination with days gone by and the beautiful, fragile relics that survive to create our memories. The Gilded Age is a look back to a time when beautiful things were all around and each item had a story tied to it.  Fineries were hard earned and treasured, garnered with much pride and bathed with love and sentimental value.  Whether in art or clothes or architecture, the timeless glamour of the era thankfully punctuates our lives today.

It was an age where dreamers knew no bounds in decorating and inventing, paving the way for exquisite art, extravagant embellishment and a level of grandeur that defies simplicity.   We're fortunate that traces of the era live on.  One of our present day methods of gilding comes in the way of foiling. Once only able to be carried out at prints shops, it was an expensive process that signaled exceptional taste; your eyes can't help but be drawn to it.

In the collection, I've curated a couple of looks inspired by a ladies stationary desk.  A desk where she might sit a compose "Thank You" notes with care and attention to detail using her coveted fineries of the day.  Each plate in the collection delivers a mark that can be considered hallmarks of fine penmanship and papers.  I'm convinced that each of us has a mark, an indelible mark - the tools are there, calling out for us to use them.

My Project For Today:

I'm tickled to introduce GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel by Becca Fekken 

Here is what the plates actually look like:

My card today is made with GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel by Becca Fekken .  
In the centre of the card, I put a beautiful sentiment With Sympathy from Elegant Occasion Sentiments, Glorious Glimmer Classic Plates Collection by Becca Feeken.
For both, leaves and sentiment, I used a beautiful Teal Glimmer Hot Foil GLF-009. This colour is absolutely amazing.
Two opposite corners of background are die cut with dies added to Gilded Leaves plates. In this way leaves cohere with background ideally.

My second card is made with the same GLP-119 Gilded Leaves and additional I used GLP-128 Lace Flippery Glimmer.  This time I used a gold paper and Gold Glimmer Hot Foil GLF-001.
The white paper I covered with creme organza and decorated a card with a bow.

These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection.

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop post between March 17 and March 22, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on March 23rd.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl CollectionA Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection.  

There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop.  
We hope you'll find a little bit of inspiration along the way!  Don't forget to leave a comment to tell us which plate you like best - do you have a favorite?  Have you tried Glimmer yet?  What's your favorite way to use foils?  
If you are new glimmer you can see this post for answers to frequently asked questions -------> HERE.


  1. Wow these both are very, very gorgeous cards and the foiling makes them look so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these ideas with us today!

  2. OH MY!!! PURE ELEGANCE!!! I tend to use Gold Foil A LOT, but I NEED TO venture out & use that Teal! LOL HOW GORGEOUS!!! AND your second card is WONDERFUL AS WELL, Kate! LOVE how you used Becca's Gilded Leaves on BOTH of your cards!!! I DO have a Glimmer Machine--- got it for Christmas! I LOVE ALLL of the Glimmer Dies! My husband KNOWS IT TOO!!! I can't get enough of them! LOL So, that makes it difficult to just pick ONE from ANY collection! ;) I like to use the foiling on the front of my cards with images that can be colored. It makes the foiling look as if the it is woven in & around the flowers! ;)

  3. Beautiful cards love all the layering on your cards and the use of the glimmer dies is amazing. Love the new dies.

  4. The color foils used are very appealing and the cards are very timeless and inspiring. Enjoy your blog. Keep inspiring us!

  5. Such beautiful projects with this gorgeous plate and die set. Really lovely!
    Doreen R

  6. Lovely Kate! I love aqua/turquoise so that's my favorite!!! Beautiful work!

  7. Beautiful cards! I love the touch of blue foil!

  8. Elegant look with these beautiful foiled designs! Lovely cards!

  9. Using the gilded leaves plate in teal and gold and adding so many more elements to embellish your gorgeous cards really shows the beauty and versatility of them!! Gorgeous Teal and gold foils as well!! Am so impressed with these new plates and inspiration!

  10. These glimmer plates and foiling really give a jewel like look to your designs and are so elegant!

  11. What is it about shiny gold that gets us? Well not just us as mankind has always been attracted to it! Beautiful card using that gorgeous plate an die. Thank for sharing your talent!

  12. These Gilded Age plates are gorgeous! And your cards are absolutely beautiful. So elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Such elegant and sophisticated cards! Love the glimmer; perfect touch!

  14. Beautiful cards.
    My fave is the gilded nested rectangle.

  15. What beautiful cards! I especially love the Sympathy card. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Thank you all of you for so nice comments.
    I really appreciate that.

  17. This is a beautiful set of cards and the gold foil touches add so much elegance!

  18. Both of your cards are so beautiful and elegant. The foil adds so much to cards and also makes them look quite professional--as yours do. Great touch to add in the teal foil. I have used quite a few of the Glimmer plates and I love the touch they add to my cards. So sorry, but I can't pick a favorite. Anything that Becca designs is just beautiful and adds so much to my cards. I am head over heels amazed at how easy it is to add such professionalism and elegance to my cards. And it's frustration free....fun! It's always exciting to peel off the foil and see the results! Everyone has noticed the new touches to my cards (even my husband--and for the first time he watched me make a card!) Thanks for the inspiration, and I can't wait to start using the new plates/dies.

  19. Blown away by your style Kate! These are nothing short of magnificent!!