I got this beautiful background piece of Shimmer Sheetz done by Judi Kauffman. She calls it Stained Glass effect and I totally agree. It reminds me so much of a glass I used to work with. In the same package I also got the gorgeous card at left and the two smaller samples, all using pieces of the background below as well as Els Peel Offs. That was a really good mail day. BIG GRIN
Shimmer Sheetz is a concept of Judi's that she brought to the market a few years ago. What with all our new toys, like Cuttlebugs, & Sizzix machines, and Cricut personal cutting machines, it was time to bring it back into the present. So glad she did because this is a wonderful product with lots of potential and lots of pizzazz for your projects and comes in a bunch of glorious colors.
The cardstock she used is a Bazzill glazed cardstock. So pretty. Hard to see in these pics. It looks like a stamped image done with Perfect Medium and then clear embossed on their monochromatic cardstock. Tone on tone.
This is the blurb Judi sent me about these samples:
I thought it would be fun to see if I could get Shimmer Sheetz to look like stained glass. After a few attempts that didn't work, I came up with a method that gave me the effect I wanted. I made streaks with three different colors of Tim Holtz's (Ranger) Alcohol Inks applied all at once to a piece of White Iris by dragging the ink applicator rather than dabbing with it. Streaks repeat crosswise on the 5" x 12" strip, not lengthwise along it.
After the streaks dried, I went in a second time to add blurry areas at intervals, this time adding a stronger contrasting color mixed with a generous squirt of Blending Solution on the applicator. As you can see from the sample, before it's cut the sheet has a striped effect, but after it's cut into smaller pieces it looks a lot like glass.
I didn't clean or change the felt on the applicator during the process, which meant that the ink colors influenced each other.
I used Peel-offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs in black for the look of leading on stained glass. I colored just a few of the areas with Sakura's Glaze 3D ink (it's translucent, so you can still see the streaks of color beneath).
To frame the faux stained glass, I did a border of Shimmer Sheetz in Black Iris, altered with Alcohol Inks. I fringed the four sides with small parallel cuts to capture reflected light and added the piece to a folded card made from Bazzill's new Glazed Cardstock. The white on white pattern of the cardstock adds yet another layer of shininess to the card.
Tip: Shimmer Sheetz Faux Stained Glass works equally well with other iridescent (Iris) colors as the starting point. The iridescent shine remains, though it is toned down quite a bit by the Alcohol Inks.
Please note this is:
Shimmer Sheetz Stained Glass Flower Card
Copyright 2010 Judi Kauffman