WOW - it's been a busy and wonderful weekend around our house. Our Christmas tree is in the house, my DH has the outside lights all up and much of the Christmas shopping has been completed. Very little creating has taken place other than a couple of things for upcoming publication calls.
Many of you have been asking me about the texture plates and I hope that it is alright with you that I post the answer here to save some time. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm and hope to keep creating new, fun things with my CB.
To use the Fiskars texture plates I make the following sandwich:
- Plate A,
- Fiskars texture plate,
- cardstock or paper,
- tan Wizard pad,
- black Wizard pad (Editted Yet Again - The Wizard kits once again have a black pad and a tan pad),
- (sometimes a very lightweight piece of chipboard or another piece of cardstock - run it through the first time without and see what type of impression you get. If it isn't very deep then add a shim of cardstock or chipboard),
- Plate B.
Hopefully this will help get you started on your road to success. I have also heard of machines popping apart with the use of Sizzix dies. I guess I'm feeling extremely lucky right now being my little machine is still holding tough, even after the stuff I've run through it. I am LOVING this little gadget!!!
I do believe that the Wizard Charm Embossing kit is essential to running these other items through the CB and getting a good impression. I'm going to try and order some of these and put them into my store so that anyone trying to find them can continue to create to the fullest extent that this little bug will allow.
ETA: Spellbinders has created a new packet of Tan Embossing Mats - these are perfect for using in the Cuttlebug and other manufacturer's machines to emboss with the Nestabilties, Fiskars Texture plates, brass stencils etc. Please see the compatibility charts for information regarding your machine.