Work that Big Shot!

So, how many of you have an old fashioned die cut machine collecting dust after getting a Cricut? How many are sick of paying big $$$ for embossing folders? Well hold on to your hats! You can emboss with your old Sizzix/Big Shot etc with a brass stencil or Fiskars Texture plate. Heres How: First I tried a brass stencil. I placed my spacer down, the a cutting plate then 2 sheets of rubber gasket material (plumbing section of the hardware store) then my paper (orange in demo photo) then the stencil and top cutting plate. Crank her through and you get this:

Embossed with a brass stencil + Big Shot
Embossed with a brass stencil + Big Shot
Stack rubber paper and stencil in this order
Stack rubber paper and stencil in this order

Then I thought ” Can I emboss with a texture plate or will it crack?” so I chose a lame raindrop plate thinking “if it breaks oh well, I’ll never use it” and it worked! And I made this cute baby shower invite with the embossed paper, It would be easy to make a bunch for a shower! Plus the Fiskars plates are cheap, a 12 texture pack for around $10, they have them at Oriental trading and I’ve even seen them at WalMart. It’s done the same way as the stencil method but if you are using the Big Shot you need to eliminate one spacer.
Embossed with Big Shot and Fiskars Texture plate
Embossed with Big Shot and Fiskars Texture plate
Texture plate embossing method
Texture plate embossing method

12 thoughts on “Work that Big Shot!

  1. Hiya! Sorry it took me so long to swing by! I’ve been out of town for about a week or so and haven’t been on the RSC website in a few weeks! Nice place you have here! I will be commenting often! Love the card, too!

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  2. Thanks, i have a ton of fiskars texture plates that NEVER see the light of day b/c the last thing I want to do is use the weenie texture tool! LOL I’m gonna give it a whirl.

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  3. Hello,
    I would like to buy a cutting and embossing machine such as Big Shot or Cuttle Bug. Could you help me to choose which one is best and very important can I any brand to put in any machine (Bog shot dies in Cuttle bug and reverse???). Thanks a lot for your answer.

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    1. it will for a soft thin metal like aluminum or copper. test on a scrap with a plate you don’t care for as much to see how it works:) Soda cans emboss great!

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