Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz Cards and Tutorial

Hi, Diane here with you today!

While spending some time last weekend with some wonderful friends, I learned about a "new to me" product called Shimmer Sheetz.

Products used:

Blooming Poinsettia die PoppyStamps 
PoppyStamps Gentle Leaf Die
Embossing Folder
Crystal Ice glitter
White detail Embossing Powder (used on the flower)
StazOn Ink

What you can do with one sheet is amazing! I am here today to share a bit of what I have learned. You will be able to make three cards using one piece of Shimmer Sheetz! 

By cutting one piece of Shimmer Sheetz approximately 
4" x 5 1/4" to fit your A2 card front. Cut a panel from the double sided adhesive sheet the same size. You will get four different uses from your one piece of Shimmer Sheetz.  You will need to cut two panels out of the double sided adhesive sheet. Remove one side of your double sided adhesive sheet panel and apply to your card front. *Save the paper that you removed from the double sided adhesive sheet to use with your brayer in the next step.*

First card application

The first step is to run your Shimmer Sheetz piece through your embossing machine, using an Embossing Folder that has an all over pattern. Then you stick it to your double sided adhesive sheet that is already applied to your cardstock. Use the piece of paper saved from the double sided adhesive sheet, lay it over the top of your Shimmer Sheetz, and roll a brayer across it several times, pressing down as you go. Carefully lift your Shimmer Sheetz off and set it aside with the unused side up (for now).

Now you might not think it looks like much at this point, but the next step changes all that. Using a microfine  glitter and cover the entire piece. Shake the excess off onto paper to return to your container, and burnish the glitter with your finger (yes, you will be wearing glitter, but not to worry, it looks good on you).  You will see the result below. Stunning, isn't it??

Second card application

But wait, we have more to do!  Apply your second piece of double sided adhesive sheet to your other piece of cardstock. FLIP your Shimmer Sheetz over to the side you didn't use and once again brayer it to the double sided adhesive sheet.  Repeat the step above for the glitter, and you will have the negative of the embossing folder. I have shown both below to show the contrast and left the second card bare so you can see the difference.

Note:  Both the first and second techniques above ONLY work with the IRIS Shimmer Sheetz.

Third card application

We still aren't done yet, there is even more! Take the
Shimmer Sheetz and lightly sand it...look at the result! Now you can stop at this step and use it as is, OR take it to the next step like I did, by rubbing your StazOn ink pad across the entire piece for the look I have shown below!

Now, I think you need to give this technique a try, you will love the results.  I will be back on another post with yet another use for the Shimmer Sheetz. Check back, or better yet, subscribe to the blog, so you won't miss a thing!!

Your cards and tutorial are wonderful! Thanks Diane!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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