Spellbinders Nesabilities are now available for purchase through Papertrey Ink
Many of you have been asking more about the embossing features of the new Nestabilities dies. Especially the details as to whether you can just cut without embossing the image. And what is the process if you did want to emboss the image? It’s all about your "sandwiches"! (mmmm, turkey on sourdough is my favorite. Is it lunchtime yet? *wink*)
In this photo I have just completed running a standard rectangle die through using the "cutting sandwich" appropriate for my machine. (See compatibility list to see what is best for your machine). After you have peeled away the perimeter "scrap" that surrounds the die-cut image, you are left with this. Notice how nicely the die-cut cardstock lies within the boundries of the raised cutting strip. It is at this point that you are able to make the decision to emboss or not. If you just remove the cardstock from the die now it will be a plain rectangle with no embossing.
If you decide to run the die BACK through with your "embossing sandwich", you will end up with this. Notice how the center of the cardstock has been "smooshed" into the flat base (frame) of the die, creating an embossed rim, just inside the cut edge. There was no need to line my basic rectangle back up within any boundries to perform this task, because I had left it in place after I had completed the cutting step.
So basically, there is a very simple technical explanation for all this. If you press your die against a solid surface (your cutting sandwich), it will cut through the cardstock. If you press your die against a soft surface (your embossing sandwich), it will emboss the cardstock. This makes it so easy to make the BIG decision- to emboss or not to emboss?!?!? The choice is yours!
Tomorrow I will be talking about the compatibility of Papertrey’s NEW Borders & Corners stamp sets and the Nestabilities dies. Be sure to stop by!
Ink: Pesto & Dusty Lime Memories Chalk ink
Stamps: Green Thumb (grasshopper & sentiment), Little Lady (trail), Borders & Corners Rectangle (rounded rectangle frame) from Papertrey Ink
Paper: Ashville, Sawyer Ave from Scenic Route, white cardstock from Papertrey Ink
Other: white brads from Paper Studio