Recently, one of my Wetmore Ladies asked if we could do a project using the Embossing Mats at our next class.
These are the mats that allow you to emboss using a die rather than cutting.
This is no longer available through Stampin' Up!, but since all the class attendees purchased the mats when they were available, I decided it would be a good idea to have a refresher course.
The mats are very easy to use. You just need to make sure you have the correct sandwich so you don't cut the blue mat when you run it through the Big Shot.
Here's a photo of the post-it-note I taped to the Big Shot as a reminder to the class attendees what the sandwich should be:
And here is a photo of the sandwich. Of course, the white pad will cover the top of the sandwich when it is run through the Big Shot.
For this project, we used the tree and landscape dies in the In the Woods Dies.
- Emboss copper foil card front using the In the Woods Dies, Big Shot, and Embossing Mats. Use this sandwich: platform on Tab 1, blue mat, card stock, die, white mat. Emboss the landscape first. Add 2 trees and emboss, Add the final 2 trees and emboss.
- Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die. Sponge Metallic Copper ink along the edges. Attach to Noble Peacock Foil mat.
- Attach Copper Foil to Night of Navy mat. Attach to Very Vanilla card base. Attach greeting using Mini Dimensinals to pop it up. Color pearls using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend. Attach to front of card to complete.
Stamp Set: Christmas Deer
Ink: Night of Navy, Metallic Copper (Delecata Metallic ink in Holiday Catalog), Night of Navy Stampin’Blend
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper and Noble Peacock Foil
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Mats, In the Woods, and Stitched Rectangle Dies, pearls, sponge, Mini Dimensionals