Yep, you can use chipboard shapes in conjunction with your manual die cut machine just like an embossing folder or impression plate.
Let's take a look.....
1. select your chipboard shapes, any shapes will work
if you don't have the right shape for your project you can make your own with your existing
die cuts. Simply glue several of the same die cut shape together, just like chipboard.
2. I like to use a low tack tape, like masking tape or washi tape to hold my chipboard in place.
It does have a tendency to shimmy out of place.
3. Create the proper plate sandwich for your specific die cutting machine for embossing.
Don't forget you may need to use a tan embossing mat depending on which machine you are using.
4. Roll through your die cutting machine
Take a look at that. Awesome!
Now if you use Core'dinations or a similar paper where the core is a different colour than the
papers outer surface. You can sand the raised edges. As I did here...
I recommend sanding while your shape is still
taped to the back of your paper.
(products used: core'dinations paper, bazzill cardstock, Hero Arts-friendship definition background stamp,
sentiment-My Favorite Things-polka dot greeting stamp set and a butterfly punch)
Here's a look at another sample
You can work with the shapes you emboss to create some great looks.
Try stamping inside the embossed area, layering some pattern paper or layer with a chipboard piece.
(products used - pattern paper- Studio Calico- Memoir collection, cardstock-core'dinations,
sentiment-American Craft Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar stamp set)
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Use this technique and show us what you made over on The Bug board.
If you choose to except this challenge.....check out
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Thanks for stopping by the Bug Blog today, we hope you enjoy using this technique.
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If you do a google search for making your own embossing plate or folder you will find many youtube videos to help you along if you'd like some more instruction.