Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Dry Embossing with Letterpress Plates....

Today's technique is Dry Embossing with Letterpress Plates.  Later this week, you will see some cards using the letterpress with ink but today I am going show you how to make just an embossed image using the plates.
 You will need:
  • The Big Shot
  • Letterpress Plate (I am using Fancy Fan)
  • Cardstock
  • Silicone Rubber Mat
  • Piece of cardboard from Designer Paper packaging (cut to size of Letterpress plate)
 Begin by placing the Letterpress plate down onto the Multipurpose Platform with both tabs.  Place your cardstock in the middle of the letterpress.  I recommend that you make your cardstock piece just a bit larger than the size you actually want.  The embossing sometimes makes the edges look torn and you will want to trim that off.
 Place the silicone rubber mat down on top of the cardstock.
 Finally place the cardstock piece on top of the silicone rubber mat and run through the Big Shot.
 This picture is not very good but you can see the raised image from the letterpress.
 Here is the opposite side of the cardstock.
Here's my quick card using the embossed cardstock at the bottom.  What do you think?

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