Flourish Impresslit - diecutting and 3D embossing at the same time ... by Tim Holtz and Sizzix (product no. 662719)
This design features a beautiful, intricately designed shape made of curls and circular waves (flourish!), ideal to use as a main feature or to enhance other elements of your project.
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folders cut and emboss in just one quick and easy step. No need to line up the cut out shape to emboss - this folder does both at the same time!
Perfect for creating faux metal embellishments, multiple layering effects, making 3D elements for cards and pages. Designed to cut a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil, vellum. The design can be used embossed (raised) or debossed (indented, lowered).
Flourish dimensions (approx) : 2 1/4" x 4".
Pack contains one cutting and pressing template.
What's an embossing folder anyway?
An embossing folder is a piece of plastic (folded in half, usually along the top short edge) with an etched image in both sides of the folder. The sides sandwich together, pressing the paper into a raised 3D shape.
The Impresslit cuts out this shape at the same time as embossing the design.
Its very clever and the detail of these 3D embossing folders is amazing.
- I'm happy to post you a finished sample :) Any excuse to play!
How to use an Impresslit...
- Mist your paper very lightly with water on both sides.
- Place inside the Impresslit.
- Run through your favourite manual die cutting machine (eg, Cuttlebug, Sidekick, Spellbinders, Sizzix, etc - all available and sold separately). Sizzix recommends using one cutting pad with the main platform and winding through up to 3 times for a detailed and deeper 3D finish.
- Take your paper out of the Impresslit die cutting and embossing folder ... its all ready to go, let it dry completely.
Misting the paper with water before running through the machine makes it more flexible, enabling the paper to emboss without tearing.
Once dry, the design is quite firm and the depth of detail is quite amazing. Alter before or after you cut and emboss - try staining, sanding, distressing and colouring. Experiment and have fun!
For best results, pass the folder through your machine three times. Please note that cardstock must be dry before distressing with ink.