You will need:
Cardstock to make a 6 x 4 card
Nestie shape or label - I have used a scalloped oval, but any shape (scalloped or plain) can be used
Tan embossing mat
Low tack tape or a black magnetic mat
Plates A and 2 B's (possibly a shim) and, of course your bug
First tape your frame cut side down to the front of your card - use a very low tack tape otherwise it will stick and soil your card . Alternatively, you could use a black magnetic mat, you will probably not need a shim.
Now make your sandwich:
A plate - tan embossing mat - card opened flat with Nestie shape on top taped - shim (you know your machine - always take care - less is better and build up) - 2 B plates.
Using magnetic mat
A plate - tan embossing mat - card opened flat with Nestie shape on top held by magnetic mat -2 B plates
Run through the bug.
Taking care to remove the tape - this is the impression you will have made - You will also see that I have a second impression on this picture - this is because I forgot to take the right picture!!! Sorry.
NB If you want to double emboss - this looks good with the plain shapes
Sandwich: A plate - Turn the middle over - 2 B plates - run through the bug a second time.
The folder that I used to make the middle impression is one of the set of 4 wedding folders. I have wondered many times how to make more use of these small folders as you are limited because of the way they are jointed. SO, I cut it at the joint!!! I'm not suggesting you do this - it was something I wanted to try!
Having cut the folder, I placed the top half where I wanted the impression to be
At this point you need help to get the folder lined up - nothing sophisticatedated - you can use a window or a table light.
As you can see, it is possible to line up the image perfectly - making the folder much more adaptable. You can always join the folder back together with tape!
The finished card to celebrate a 65th Wedding Anniversary for my friend's parents.
I hope you find this method of embossing useful - Don't worry if you make a mistake (as I did) when embossing your frame - you will just have suceeded in making an aperture card! the bit left will always make a topper. Clever eh!! and no -one will know unless you tell.
Have a great cuttlebug week, please let me know if this works for you or if you have any probs. Thanks for popping in.