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Embossing With Memory Box Dies



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Everyone loves diecutting the versatile shapes and intricate designs of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies - they're perfect for dry-embossing too.  Jean Okimoto here, with a quick primer on dry-embossing with these great dies.

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I used the Grand Calibur to emboss Budding Tree for this card.  Here's the stacking sequence I recommend:  gray base plate, Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate, die face-up, watercolor paper, tan rubber embossing mat, light pink embossing plate.  I always use my dies face-up - for cutting and embossing.

Here's what I use to emboss with our dies on the Big Kick:  multi-purpose platform with Tab 2 flipped back, Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate, cutting plate, die face-up, watercolor paper, tan rubber embossing mat, cutting plate. 

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Design selection is important for embossing - you'll have the best results using dies without outlined areas along the edge of the design.   For example - embossing the Twiggy Tree Die would also emboss the edge of the die between the branches.

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To emboss with the Twiggy Tree Die - cut the tree first from lightweight cardboard using the Metal Adapter Plate and other plates required for thin metal dies.  Then use the diecut cardboard piece instead of the die to emboss your paper.   

The dies are also great for embossing on velvet paper and many metallic papers - experiment with them - you'll love  the results!

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