Shimmer Sheetz is popular so fun to work with. Shimmer Sheetz is acid-free mylar that looks just like metal. My card was created by embossing the Sheetz with the Cuttlebug and enhanced using a sanding block, StazOn ink, and alcohol inks.
A unique aspect to Shimmer Sheetz is that there is no right and wrong side. Simply sand the raised embossed side and ink up the other side to give you twice the possibilities. A little Sheetz goes a long way. I purchased the sampler package and went to work on the entire package. Now I have a large assortment of pieces for last minute cards or to enjoy spending the afternoon creating an abundance of cards.
Be sure to use an old blade when cutting the Sheetz down to size because your blade will be dull afterwards.
At the end of this tutorial you will find links pertaining to Shimmer Sheetz.
Supplies: Shimmer Sheetz, double-sided sticky tape, sanding block, StazOn ink, alcohol ink, alcohol ink blending solution, alcohol ink applicator, embossing powder, small brush, Cuttlebug, embossing folders
Place Shimmer Sheetz in embossing folder and emboss
Emboss a large quantity of Sheetz. Avoid patterns that are too large (ie ones with words)
Sand the raised areas of the embossing. To collect the dust, use a damp paper towel to clean off the sanded area.
Turn the Sheetz over and on the side that is not raised, swipe a StazOn ink pad. Cover the entire area.
On the side that is not raised, apply alcohol ink in a pouncing motion.
Cut pieces into a variety of sizes. I created 2″ x 1″ and 2″ x 2″ pieces.
Cut your double-sided sticky tape down to size (I cut mine 4″ x 5 1/4″. Remove sticky tape and apply it to white cardstock. This will now be the backing and will allow adhesive to adhere to your finished card.
Layout your design on a work surface before adhering it to the sticky tape. Remove cover of sticky tape and lay your pattern down onto the tape, leaving space between each piece as shown above.
Edges will overlap. Trim the edges off.
Sprinkle embossing powder into open areas. Tap excess powder off. Lightly brush loose powder off of the card.
More on Shimmer Sheetz
Ellen Hutson’s site teaches techniques
Shimmer Sheetz described by Scrapbooking Made Simple
Embellished Dreams gets a little messy in their tutorial