Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Nestabilities and Embossing Tutorial
Ever wonder how to use your Spellbinders Nestabilities and your Cuttlebug, Sizzix and other embossing folders at the same time to get that double embossed look? Well, I’m going to show you. You can view this tutorial here, Stamping Scrapping Design Team blog and also at Box.net by clicking on my tutorial link on my sidebar.
First step is to pick out your die’s, paper and embossing folders. This example uses the Grand Calibur but I also have done this with the Big Shot.
Using your C-Cutting Plate put your paper down and then the die on top of that with the cutting edges down. If you want to make sure this doesn’t move you can add a couple of pieces of tape the the edge of the Spellbinder die and the paper. Make sure that the tape sticks to the paper on the area that will not be used.
Next, place your A-Base Plate on top as shown below. Run this through the Grand Calibur to cut the paper.
Life the A-Base Plate off and you will have a cut shape as shown below. Do not remove this from the Spellbinders Nestabilitie.
Now, the picture below shows an open embossing folder. Since it is a clear folder I just laid it on top of the die to show you. When using embossing folders they need to be open and laid flat.
It is up to you whether you want a raised embossing or a reversed embossing. If you look at the very first picture above you will see I chose to do a raised embossing. The Thank You stands up in the color portion of my paper and is not sunken. You determine this by which side of the embossing folder you use.
Here is the order for placement.
A-Base Plate, Embossing Folder, Die (with paper still in it) flat side on top of embossing folder, tan cutting/rubber mat, B-Embossing Plate.
Before you move on to running it through the Grand Calibur you need to know that this is a very tight fit. Using these pieces will make the rubber mat stretch when it is run through the Grand Calibur. You can experiment with using different plates and foam pieces on top of the rubber cutting mat to give it the desired impression. Shown below is using the pieces noted above and is a very deep embossing.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to check back often to see more!
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