Embossing with Impressabilities™
by Beate Johns
Create beautiful backgrounds by running your cardstock through your die cut machine with Impressabilities templates.
Create a "sandwich" by layering the Impressabilities template on top of one plate.
Add cardstock on top of the template.
Lay the tan embossing mat over the sandwich.
Finish the sandwich by topping the plate, template, and mat with a second plate.
Insert into the Wizard and emboss.
Unstack the sandwich and remove the embossed cardstock.
Flip cardstock over for a debossed design.
Step 4 (Optional)
Enhance the embossed design by sanding cardstock to reveal the paper's core.
This is especially impressive in cardstock with a different colored core.
Create a sandwich by layering the Impressabilities template on a plate.
Place Nestabilities die template with the cut cardstock inside on top of the Impressabilities template, cardstock side up.
Finish your sandwich by adding the tan embossing mat and the second plate.
Run sandwich through Wizard.
Remove shape from die.
Again, if you have a cardstock that has a different color core (or if you are using patterned paper) sand cardstock to highlight the embossed image even more.
The cardstock used for the 1/4 sheet in the first few steps and the cardstock for the heart are the same cardstock. One side is white, one red. It is a sheet from the White Wash collection from Core'dinations.
Finish your card.
Embossing/Debossing only part of the image
Use metal (or other strong scissors) to clip Impressabilities template apart, then use the pieces individually.
Sandwiches for other Die Cut Machines
Impressabilities™ with Cuttlebug™
Tan Embossing Mat
Thin cardboard shim
Impressabilities™ with Big Shot™
Multipurpose Platform Tab 1
Silicone Rubber Mat