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Shimmer and shine for easy handmade cards!
Learn to create simple die-cut card embellishments with versatile Shimmer Sheetz!

Shimmer Sheetz are lightweight sheets of iridescent Mylar from Elizabeth Craft Designs. They’re high-shine, high-reflection and while they’re really quite sturdy, they’re also flexible and easy to cut with scissors or die-cut with a machine. I love them for die-cutting because it’s a great way to create easy embellishments that add a lot of style to your card.

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  • Step 1

    Use the Crystal Flower set to cut two flowers from Yellow Iris Shimmer Sheetz. For my Cuttlebug, I made the following sandwich: Plate A, Plate B, cutting die (cutting side up), Shimmer Sheetz, metal adapter plate and cutting Plate C.

  • Step 2

    Die cut the Crystal Flower Overlay flowers, the large flower from white cardstock and the small from black.

  • Step 3

    Layer the die-cuts together as shown, applying adhesive in the centers underneath a red button.

  • Step 4

    Brayer a piece of white glossy cardstock with Mermaid paint; let dry, then stamp the Dutch flowers and the script as shown.

  • Step 5

    Mat the long edges of the painted background on red, then black cardstock. Form a card base from kraft cardstock and glue the painted piece across the center. Add a narrow strip of red cardstock. Glue the flowers as shown.

  • Step 6

    Stamp “bloom” on white matte cardstock and mount on black, then foam-tape to the card front. Tie a bow in gingham ribbon and glue.

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