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Friday, April 14, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Shimmer Sheetz Leaves

Hi There,

Today I am sharing a fun card made from numerous leaf dies and Shimmer Sheetz papers by Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was an experiment in the making but I think for the first try using Shimmer Sheetz that it turned out well. Due to the glare of the Shimmer Sheetz the photography was quite challenging.

Step 1: From a piece of 5.5"x4.25" black piece of card stock arrange the leaf dies to create a pattern. Run through die cut machine and remove the leaf pieces and discard. You are now left with a black card front with the negative space left behind from where the leaf dies were.

Step 2: Next using 2 different green colors of Shimmer Sheetz die cut two different leaves from each color. 

Step 3: Cut a green card base at 11" x 4.25" and score in half.  Cut a second black piece to 5.5" x 4.25" and glue two black pieces together. This will allow for a recessed space to be left where the leaves will be placed. 

Step 4: Carefully adhere the Shimmer Sheetz leaves into the recessed spaces left in the black card front. Trim off 1/8th of an inch from one short side and one longer side of black paper. This allows for minor error and trimming of longer stems. Attach the black card top to the card base leaving an 1/8" border around outside edge.

Step 4: For the sentiment the "Celebrate" die was used. Cut this die from black, green, and a green patterned paper as well. Adhere together allowing for the black to be slightly off set so it shows as a shadow.

Elizabeth Craft Supply List:
Pair of Leaves 1
Pair of Leaves 2
Leafy Branch 2
Leafy Branch 4 
Celebrate Die Set
Shimmer Sheetz

Other Supplies:
Green & Black Card Stock
A small piece of green patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by today. Melanie

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