My friends at Scrapbook.com contacted me and asked if I would check out the Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine and some dies. Always looking for a good new tool – I thought of course! I am delighted to tell you that this surpassed my expectations and definitely has my recommendation.
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What I really liked about the Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine:
- sides fold up for easier storage and transportation
- all the plates I could possibly want or need were included
- great cut on thick paper with one run through
- will work on all the embossing folders and dies that I have already
In short – it did exactly what I’d want from a die cutting machine! I created a video showing it in action (in my new studio setup!) as well as a project idea with the Tammy Tutterow flowers.
I prefer to die cut first, then emboss. You can do it either way but I find it can “smoosh” or otherwise damage the quality of your embossing to die cut after embossing.
One of my favorite (but rarely used) techniques is to ink die cut shapes over paper (vs a craft mat) so that I can get depth of color and build layers on my background. I just love how subtle this is! I also love that by embossing a shape you get different color when applying ink to the raised areas.
I have several more ideas for this die cut set and embossing folder – and I’ll be sharing projects with them as I love to show you more than one idea for any given product – so do stay tuned! If you’re looking for the Spellbinders things that I used I worked with the Platinum 6 machine (on SALE at time of this post!), Posies dies, and overlapping circles embossing folder.
Thank you to scrapbook.com and spellbinders for inviting me to check this out – I always love a good craft tool!