It's Tina here with a couple of embossing techniques to share.
This technique works best on dies with an open center. Die-cut as normal, leaving the cardstock in the die.
Open an embossing folder, lay the die on top, and then place the tan embossing mat on top of that. do NOT shut the embossing folder!
Layer between your cutting plates and run through as you normally would to emboss.
As you can see it has embossed the open center of the die.
....And now for a quick card that lets you get double the value from your dies.
This technique works really well with the Ornamental Lace dies.
Stack your cutting plate, die (facing the paper as normal), then your tan embossing mat, and then the other cutting plate. Run it through your embossing machine as you would an embossing folder.
The die will have embossed a pattern, but it won't have cut.
Mat and attach to a card base. Attach "Celebrate" die-cut, layered over Ultimate Crafts seam binding. Cut "Beautiful Butterfly" and embellish with some pearls and the gorgeous new Premium Adhesive Gemstones.
Couture Creations products:
CO724019 Vintage Rose Garden paper
CO723736 The Van Roe Decorative Die - Celebrate
CO723242 Madeline Ornamental; Lace Die - Mirror Mirror
CO723722 The Van Roe Decorative Die - Beautiful Butterfly
CO723445 Elegance Embossing Folder - Extra Loren
Premium Adhesive Gemstones