I received my new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine on Friday so had a little play over the weekend. This is a good option for those of you who don't have a Big Shot but enjoy dry embossing on your cards and projects - and it's cheaper than a Big Shot.
The new machine comes with two plates and a shim and this is the effect you get (I've just done this on a scrap piece of card stock to show you):
The effect is slightly lighter than you would get if you used the Big Shot.
To get a deeper impression one of my fellow demos Julia has worked out a way - just add another shim to the 'sandwich'. She made hers out of acetate - good thing I had some at home. This is the effect you get with two layers of shim:
And just to compare - this one is done with the Big Shot:
And here they are all together:
If you'd like to have a play before you buy one then give me a call and pop on round.