It worked! I'm SO excited!!! I had this idea that if I could find the Wizard Charm Embossing kit by Spellbinders I could perform magic on brass stencils with my little Cuttlebug. At my LSS, Make an Impression, I measured the plate in the folder and it was the magical 6" width - you should have seen the grin that resulted. So I hurried home with my little kit and pulled out one of my brass stencils and...
I used a tiny piece of removable tape to hold the stencil in place. I'm going to have to use a different type of removable adhesive though, because even the tape left a slight impression in the paper - LOL.
These are the wizard pads - two come in the package. ETA: New wizard kits come with two tan pads, rather the tan and black pad. Please replace the black pad with the tan pad wherever I have it listed as a suggestion.
Position your sandwich (a) spacer, brass stencil, paper, tan Wizard pad, black Wizard pad, chipboard shim, (b) cutting pad. Crank Ü
Now I just need to figure out how I want to embellish and use this.
Then I started thinking - pretty scary right?!? LOL! What else do I have that I could sandwich for texture? Hmmm, this is a "charm" embossing kit. Oh WOW, what about letters?!? So that is precisely what I sandwiched next.
I sandwiched them with duct tape
and paper - I can hardly wait to try some other materials such as vellum, thin metal... Can you imagine the possibilities? I'm also thinking I want to find some Paper Glide - this is supposed to enhance your dry embossed image detail. I love crisp details!
OH WOW - what about those Fiskars texture plates I have sitting in the drawer that I purchased years ago and did "NOTHING" with!
OK, so now I'm thinking about all the stuff hanging around here that I'm going to be able to squish in my cute little Cuttlebug to create texture and interest on my projects. Paper clips, chipboard, textured ribbon like ric rac, coins - man what else did we do paper rubbings with when we were kids? Oh yeah baby - this is one cool little tool. RUN, don't walk to your nearest store on Black Friday Ü
If you have been squishing everything in sight to see what type of impression it will leave please chim in below and share with the blogging world your miraculous finds and fantasmagorical ideas Ü
So I took a couple of the things I sandwiched and made a card to express my feelings at this time of year.
Once again I am thankful for so much! There is so much I am grateful for: family, friends, hope, faith, the many of you who have been here sending your thoughts and prayers my family's way. Please know that I am thankful for you! Your support and encouragement - they mean the world to me - I appreciate you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!!!