Today, I am sharing another one of Laura’s Quick Tips!!! I am going to be showing you how to layer using an Embossing Mat!!! The embossing mat makes your framelits twice as valuable. Now you can emboss and die-cut with them!!! Woot Woot!!!
Embossing Mats are used with the Big Shot in the same way you use your die-cutting pieces and embossing folders. Just layer up the plates and crank it through the Big Shot. Here are the layers you will need:
Big Shot Multi-Purpose Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad
If you are using an older version of the Multi-Purpose Platform, simply open up all of the tabs and use just the base. For the new version, just leave the additional layers off.
It will be very easy to crank it through the Big Shot as it is just pressing into the cardstock and not cutting it. If you crank it through and back again sometimes it will crease the paper or cut a bit in spots. I recommend just cranking it through once. Also, if your image is detailed and cracks the paper, just lightly spritz the paper with water before running it through. This allows the paper to soften and stretch better.
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