I am experimenting with the Big Kick and the embossing plates. If you are using the Fiskars templates, I recommend that you mist your paper with a fine mist of water before embossing; do not wet them too much, just a mist. The result is a deeper impression of the templates on the paper. I [...]
I forgot to tell you that I bought the Big Impressions starter kit too. It comes with the Impressions pad, which is thicker than a regular cutting pad. Also, the Silicone Rubber sheet and three two-sided texture plates. You need this kit in order to emboss using the texture plates or brass stencils.
I just bought my Big Kick die cut machine from Joanns.com and I’m wainting for it. I am not too interested on the die cutting part but in the embossing. Why I chose the Big Shot over the cute green bug Cuttlebug machine? The Big Shot is sturdier and accepts all dies and embossings from [...]