First thing this morning though I popped onto Google & sought out a few tutorials & comments, read the little manual - then got it out of the box.
I wanted to try the different folders & dies that I have to see if the instructions they give work & if they don't work to see what changes I needed to make. For example I have some rather thin dies & it turns out the "sandwich" of boards they say to use don't quite work. But let's have a look at my play .............
This is scalloped circle die which I cut & then embossed. This side facing us is what I would call the right side of the due cut. But then ...........
....... I turned it over & looked at the "wrong side" & the embossing is deeper that side. So could be very useful.
This is a mixture of small dies which I used on a thin black card (it wasn't far off paper). The scalloped cut out is a rose that you have to wind around & glue to get the shape & there are 2 leaves beside it. The leaves have veins which can be embossed on them but I didn't this time put it through the embossing round. The 3 other embellishments are Spellbinder dies - they are a set of buckles & hinges & there are 3 more in the set.
This Christmas Tree die was to be the real test - it is a very thin silver die. As you can see it didn't cut too well. It seems the outer edges are OK but the centre hasn't made a deep enough cut. Yet .......
.......... this is the reverse side & it looks like it has cut OK, but it hasn't. I used the correct number & order of boards & added the shim they provided as per instructions. It obviously needs a bit more. I do have another shim that I bought for my Big Shot Machine - from Once Upon A Stamp - its a rubber mat - so I will have to give that a try later & see if it works then.
The Ebosser came with a free A4 embossing folder & this is what I used here. The word "right" on the corner was to let me know that was the right side of the card. I did that as it was a little tricky to tell from the design which was the emboss side & which was the deboss side
This is the design from the "wrong" side - it is still very effective.
This is the first time I have used this butterfly & it has come out perfectly. I used some rainbow card as you can see. Can't wait to use it properly now.
A recently bought embossing folder - not sure why it has pinched the bottom in the centre - will have to look into that.
& here is another new folder. I love this one & it is just waiting for a stamped image isn't it?
Isn't it funny that depending on how you look at this it can look debossed in the photo. But I can assure you I photographed it from the embossed side.
So that is my little play today. I don't think I will have much chance for another play until after New Years Day, but will try & find out a bit more on the Internet as to how to get over those couple of problems. Also I now have to find a place for the machine in my craft room - so that will take a couple of days I think!!!!!!!!!
In case I do not get back again before then - have a great New Years Eve & Day.