By Judi Kauffman
Want to make some impressive cards in under five minutes? Simply emboss a piece of Shimmer Sheetz in your favorite embossing folder, lightly sand the surface on a diagonal, and then again in the opposite direction, wipe with a damp cloth, and adhere the piece to a top- or side-fold card base using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Skip the sanding if you want more sparkle.
If you feel like spending a couple more minutes and like bling, add Glitter Dots peel-offs to the design. Or add a dimensional embellishment. Or both.
In case you’re new to the product, Shimmer Sheetz is waterproof, colorfast, garment-quality Mylar and it’s a fabulous match for embossing folders! Once it’s embossed, it won’t flatten out or crack and it’s extremely lightweight – no need for extra postage.
Shimmer Sheetz comes in two sizes and three coatings (Iridescent, Gemstone, and Metallic). There are twenty colors, each available in a single-color three-sheet pack (5” x 12”) and as well as three ten-sheet samplers (4” x 5” pieces in assorted colors). When sanded, Iridescent SS reveals a white core (shown), Gemstone reveals a silver core, and Metallic reveals a clear core.
The size of the embossing folder determines the size of the finished card. The one below is A2 – 4.25” x 5.5”, the others are 5” x 7”.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Embossing Folders of your choice
Solid color cardstock