Friday, April 20, 2007

Texture plates

I've mentioned before that the Fiskars texture plates work well in the Big Shot by Ellison Design, and they're super easy to use if you have the Big Impressions Starter Kit. You just mist your paper or cardstock (both sides), and run it through the Big Shot layered as follows: multipurpose platform, cutting pad, texture plate, cardstock, silicone rubber, impressions pad. The impression isn't as crisp as those that you get using the embossing folders that have a positive and negative face to them, but the image is still distinct.

This is a card that I made using the paisley design texture plate that came with the Big Impressions Starter Kit.

Sizzix makes a similar kit for the Big Kick that's called the Texturz Starter Kit. It has the same components, but the designs of the texture plates are different. And as I said, you can use the Fiskars texture plates in both the Big Shot and the Big Kick because the platforms are wide enough for them to fit, unlike the old Sizzix. It's a subtle but pretty effect.

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