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Old 12-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Wet Embossing small items?

I am trying to emboss the letters I've punched out with the Big Shot. But I can't figure out how to hold onto the letters without burning my fingers or messing up the powder by using tweezers. Any ideas?
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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I'm wondering if you could emboss first and then cut out the letter? Maybe use a solid shaped stamp to do the embossing first? I've done this with a punched shape but not through the Bigshot so not sure if it would work for you.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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Some thoughts ...
  • emboss first (as someone else suggested)
  • use removable adhesive to hold the letters down while embossing (I have not tried this so I do not know what the heat will do to the adhesive)
  • use glue/glitter instead of embossing powder to make the letters stand out
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I have a clipboard covered in aluminum foil. For large items I stick it under the clip. For small items I use my paper piercer and just catch the very edge to hold it down.
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I have one of those heat sheets from Suze Weinberg that I use. It speeds it up too. They sell them at M's and the big chain scrapbook store so you could use a coupon!
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Been there done that.

I adhere them to a larger scrap and emboss away. I use double stick tape and it comes off when I'm done.

Another thought-are you going to adhere them to something when they are embossed? Why not adhere them to their final destination and then emboss away?
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You are all amazing!!!! Such great ideas to try! Thank you so much!!!!!
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FYI, the clipboard/aluminum foil and paper piercer worked like a charm with the letters I had already cut out. My daughter even walked by and said, "Cool!" I'm going to try the emboss first, cut later with the next letters.
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Great! What are you making, anyway? You're going to post a pic, right?
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Didn't work

FYI, I tried embossing first, and it really didn't work. First of all, I used A LOT of embossing powder that ended up getting tossed with the scraps. Secondly, after using the Big Shot, the embossing started flaking off. Some of it even just stayed on the pads. Big bummer altogether.

So, right now, I would highly recommend the aluminum foil clipboard and paper piercing tool.

And, yes, I will be posting my final product. These are my Christmas cards this year. (Just one year, I'd like to come up with something easy. All my ideas end up taking quite awhile.)
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These are my Christmas cards this year. (Just one year, I'd like to come up with something easy. All my ideas end up taking quite awhile.)
I hear you! I made one last year that was so pretty, but it took forever, so I only made 3, I think! The rest were easier.

Can't wait to see it!
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Thanks for letting us know it was a bust with embossing first and then running thru the Big Shot. That was actually gonna be my suggestion - I have embossed first and then used punches but never my Big Shot.

Can't wait to see your card!! Andrea
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Finally!!!! I finished it! Thanks for your help!

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