So I thought I would kill two birds with one stone in this post...first to show off some thank you cards made with my new SU stash that my lovely mum bought me for Christmas (thanks mum), and two to show how I create the impressions that so often frame my sentiments, as this one of the most common questions I get asked.
I can only show you how I do it, there may well be other ways. I just learned by trial and error. As I don't have a Wizard I use my Bigshot which works perfectly with Nesties. Sooo....
Step 1: Please two tan embossing mats onto the Bigshot multisurface platform as shown...
Step 3: Place a clear cutting plate on top of the Nestie and card. (apologies for the well used, I mean well loved, state of mine!!). Then just roll it through.
And Voila!! A perfectly embossed shape. What I realised after many failed attempts is that it really does not take a lot of pressure to create the embossing. I was continually trying to add shims to thicken my Nestie sandwich, then trying to force it all through, ending up ruining a lot of cardstock as a result!
This is now a technique I use a lot, particularly for the one layer cards as it adds a bit of dimension without the need for layers.
And finally, some pictures of my cards...one with SU's striped grosgrain ribbon in Rich Razzleberry...
..and one with Marina Mist.
Well, the day is yet young, and I am going to make the most of my day with more crafting and blogging. The weather here is horrible, very dull and freezing cold, just the excuse I need to stay tucked up in my craft room!!
I hope my l'il step by step guide helps those who have been unsure how to create impressions with Nesties.
See you again soon!