Ok, so I have a confession to make…. I was supposed to film a video for Saturday about how to use the Embossing dies that come in the die set I’ve used today… but the end of last week was a bit of a disaster and I didn’t get to it… So, I will leave my top tips for using Embossing dies down at the bottom of this post instead. And I have managed to film 4 How To… videos for Saturday for the next 4 weeks already… I don’t really know how I missed this week! Oh Well…. on with today’s project!
These sweet tags have been made with the Oh So Eclectic bundle from Stampin’ Up! You can find all the directions in the video below… but here are my top tips for using Embossing Dies.
There are 3 dies in the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies that don’t cut (and a couple more in the Build a Bike set too!). These dies are designed to be used the same as a cutting die, but rather than cut they leave an impression of the image instead.
- Use your standard cutting sandwich in your Big Shot… Magnetic Platform and two standard cutting plates
- Use a thicker card stock for a better impression… I like using Watercolour paper, Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla
- Add Colour with a sponge or brayer after to enhance the embossing
The tags were created with a 2″ wide strip of Watercolour paper… main as this is the width of the Tag Topper Punch! With the embossing dies, a hint of watercolour and some die cuts this project was done in a flash… what is your favourite quick make? Share it with me over on my Facebook Page I would LOVE to see….
Before I go… I just wanted to remind you about my current Card Class… we are using the gorgeous Oh So Eclectic stamp set and die bundle, along with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and a heap of other goodies to make 10 totally individual cards…. you can find out more HERE!
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