Saturday 21 August 2010

Tutorial & Sandwich for Embossing Marianne Designs Creatables Dies in the Cuttlebug Machine

This tutorial is for Cuttlebug users and uses the plates that should come with your machine to to emboss wafer thin dies. The Dies in the photograph may look different from the dies you have but the sandwich will be the same as outlined below.

You will need:
Cuttlebug Machine
A Plate
2 x B Plates
Shapes that have been die cut and left inside the Die(s) (see instructions below)
2 x Silicone mats

The sandwich is as follows (from bottom to top - as you would build it)

A Plate

Add 1 B Plate

Add the dies with the die cut shapes still in them

You will need to have die cut the shapes already in your Cuttlebug (click HERE for tutorial on cutting them) and left the cut out shapes in the dies ready for embossing

You then need to add 2 Silicone Embossing Mats

Add another B plate

This is a pic of everything layered up as it should be, the pics above have been staggered so you can see what has been layered up, make sure that your sandwich is neat and everything fully covers the layer below it before running through your machine

Sandwich re-cap (starting from the bottom)
~ A Plate
~ B Plate
~ Die(s) with die cut shape remaining inside
~ 2 x Silicone Embossing Mats
~ B Plate

This is now ready to go through your machine

For the first part of this tutorial which is cutting wafer thin dies in the Cuttlebug click HERE


I have found some of these dies can be a little hard to clean! and have a few tips to help!

To clear the tiny little bits that are left in the die, please do not tap or bang your die against something like other blogs reccomend, they can easily crack and become damaged, I would also avoid scratching at them with a pokey tool or die pic as this will show up on mirri card if you scratch the die.

Instead i reccomend some scotch or low tack tape, press it on the die and peel away the stuck in bits!!

This tip is also good if the actual die cut shape gets stuck too!

Scuse the terribly-in-need-of-a-fresh-coat-of-paint-nail!!

If I get any questions about this tutorial i will add my responses to the bottom to try and help others who may have the same questions

Don't Forget - for the first part of this tutorial which is cutting wafer thin dies in the Cuttlebug click HERE

Lisa x

1 comment:

Julie (elysia2003) said...

Thankyou for the tip. Hopefully I'll remember it!