Shimmer Sheetz

Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Fast Fab Cards

August 13, 2017

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

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  • Reply Paula Lewis August 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    These are so pretty. Great combination of simple and gorgeous.

  • Reply Jhone August 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    These cards are so simple, yet elegant. Wonderful idea!

  • Reply judi kauffman August 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Thank you, Jean and Monica!
    Monica – Alas, that charm is from a lifelong collection of odds and ends and I have no idea when or where I got it. Maybe an Internet search with ‘cherub charms’ would unearth what you need…I hope!

  • Reply Cindy Littler August 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Beautiful cards!! I just got my first pack of the gemstone sheets. Wasn’t too sure what they were going to be like or what to do with them. I have pinned a couple of ideas and now I have more. I have a feeling I will be ordering more of these. Thanks

  • Reply Jean Marmo August 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

    So pretty! Love what Judi does with Shimmer SHeetz!

  • Reply Monica Blitger August 13, 2017 at 6:38 am

    What an elegant card you created. The first one with a kind of frames and the small adorable coupple of cherups. They are just too cute… where did you find that charm ? They are adorable and I would love to buy some…
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica

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