Thursday, July 26, 2012

Embossing with Dies & Masks

Hi, all! Kristina here with another card and video. :)

I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with all texture and embossing lately. So I thought I would try a bit of embossing with a regular wafer thin die and also with a plastic mask. Yes, a mask! It's totally possible to emboss with dies and masks if you use a rubber mat in your die cutting machine. I use a Big Shot, so I used the  Texturz Silicone Rubber mat.

I go over the "sandwich recipe" in the video, but for fast reference, this is what I did... NOTE: You will probably need to do a test run in your own Big Shot machine. Not every machine has the same pressure, etc. I had to try out a few different sandwich recipes until I found one that worked for me.

Embossing with Wafer Thin Dies OR Masks in Big Shot Machine:

1 cardstock shim
Black Impressions Pad
Rubber mat
Die (face up) OR Mask
Cutting pad
Multipurpose Platform - no tabs (comes with Big Shot machine)

I also used the Sentiment Sampler stamp set from Paper Smooches for the sentiment on the card. The "warm thoughts" stamp fit perfectly inside one of the dies from the Hero Arts Frame Cuts F pack of dies. :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube

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  1. How cool is that!!!! I love my little die cut machine and always need to know more ideas to help me use it more effectively! Thanks!

  2. Love all the texture and that you show how to use other supplies to emboss, not just folders. Great video! Thanks!

  3. I love both of these techniques, and since you've already enabled me to need the die and the circle mask, I'm all set! :D

  4. Such a beautiful card, I see why you're loving texture lately! I'll keep this sandwich combo handy for when I finally get my Big Shot! Thanks for all the great ideas Kristina :)

  5. hermosa tarjeta, me encantooooo

  6. Another really gorgeous card here Kristina. The kit this month has really been awesome, soooooooooo cool and easy to use for everyone I´m sure.

  7. Super cute! All these cards make me want to order some new embossing stuff!

  8. Great card! NOW I see what I was doing wrong when I tried to emboss with my BS. Thanks!

  9. You always have great ideas, Kristina.


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