Shimmer Sheetz Embossing

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

Love is in the Air tag

Shimmer Sheetz described by Scrapbooking Made Simple

Embellished Dreams gets a little messy in their tutorial






Posted on : Jul 31 2012
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Jul 31, 2012 - 02:07:01
Myoriah said:

Definitely makes for beautiful cards. Looks like it would be a lot of fun also to emboss. Love your card and the embossing folders that you used.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation.

Jul 31, 2012 - 11:07:52
K Hutchinson said:

WOW WOW WOW, what a gorgeous card and great tutorial! YOU ROCK, GF! I love the colors and techniques! I need to find some of them shimmer sheets!

Jul 31, 2012 - 08:07:49
Beth Ullman said:

Hey GF how gorgeous and so glad to see you doing tutorials again love all the examples….guess I will have to drag out my shimmer sheets.

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:07:23
Myrna said:

Great card. They look like a lot of fun and oh so many possibilities.

Jul 31, 2012 - 11:07:30
Danni said:

Gorgeous!! How fun these look!

Aug 1, 2012 - 01:08:26
Maryann said:

Thanks sooo much for a great tutorial here hun. It loks awesome and is definitely another thing I´m going to try as soon as I get to it. Have saved the link here now. I just love how it looks like metal, it looks really awesome. Your card looks fabulous hun. Great work really well done again hun.

Aug 2, 2012 - 05:08:47

Beth thanks so much for your kind support, and what a wonderful tutorial.

All the very best.
Carole xx

Aug 5, 2012 - 04:08:20
Juliet A said:

This is so beautiful – You make it sound easy, but I can tell that there is a lot of work that went on before you had the pieces to make this card.

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