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Unread 11-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by StinkaBellasMommie View Post
Is there a difference using the Big Shot EXPRESS with the Spellbinders dies? I see lots of refs to Big Shot but wonder if the EXPRESS is included with them? Here are my questions:

1. What is the sandwich combo to use with the Impressabilities?
2. Do Nestabilities/Shapabilities/Poseabilities all use the same sandwich stack?
3. What is the stack for embossing after cutting with Spellbinders?
4. Is it possible to ruin the Big Shot pressure mechanism with too much stacking going on?

This is what I currently have:
- Essentials Platform
- A very hard, light blue piece ( I think it's Spellbinders)
- A black silicon floppy piece (Sizzix Texturz Silicone Rubber)
- 2 tan silicon floppy pieces (Sizzix)
- 2 (larger) tan silicon pieces (Spellbinders Enlarged Embossing Pads)
- 2 acrylic cutting pads

What is an Impressions Pad? Maybe that's what I'm missing? Or is that the same thing as a Texturx pad? (this is confusing to me)
I had my husband cut some 1/8" plexi glass to get the right pressure but they ended up cracking under pressure and still didn't work for some situations listed above, mainly the embossing ones.

Solutions are much appreciated!!!

I have a friend that has a BS Express, she uses the following for cutting and embossing

To Cut:
Thick base plate
Thin adapter plate
Die face up
Two acrylic plates.

To emboss:
Remove the 2 acrylic plates from top
Spellbinders Embossing mat
Thin adapter plate
One acrylic plate.

1) The sandwich combo for Impressabilities would be the emboss sandwich above, replacing the die with the Impressability
2) All Spellbinders dies use the same sandwich
3) See Above
4) No clue from me

You ask about an Impression pad, do you mean Embossing pad? If that is what you are referencing it is a tan floppy mat that pushes the paper down into the die/impressability when embossing. Spellbinders sells them.

A tip for embossing with Impressabilities - lightly spritz both sides of paper with water before embossing for a deeper emboss.

I hope this helps!

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