I found some of my Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstocks cracking when using them with Embossing Folders. So I went on a research journey to find the best way to prevent this from happening. Watch the video above to see my solution! Here are some close up pictures for comparison on all of my tries:
*Disclosure – Please note that every Big Shot machines have a bit different pressure point. This is just what I experiment, so make sure you try yours and find your best solution*
SNEAK PEAK! I used the Hexagon Embossing Folder (available Jan. 3rd) from our 2013 Spring Catalog for the comparison.
This is the regular method – Multipurpose Platform Tab 1 with cutting pads, folder and the cardstock. Recommended sandwich by Sizzix. You can see there are cracks and tears everywhere!
This is my 2nd method – Multipurpose Platform NO TAB with cutting pads, folder and the cardstock. Some parts were still cracking, some didn’t. It did not satisfy me.
My last try – and a success! – Multipurpose Platform NO TAB with cutting pads, folder and a piece of VELLUM with the cardstock. Make sure to watch my video for more info. This is very well embossed piece without ANY cracking!
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you find your solution – Feel free to comment below to share your secrete so others can learn from your experience!