Top tip to avoid cracked embossing with coated papers

When I made the white on white card yesterday I did have a problem initially with embossing the Whisper White card. The first piece I did came out quite cracked like this:

Cracked embossing

This hasn’t been an issue with the coloured card at any time but the Whisper White and Very Vanilla cards have a coating on them and it seems to be this that is affected by the embossing.

I found that by putting a single sheet/strip of plain copy paper over the top of the Whisper White layer, before putting it into the embossing folder, it protected the embossing and I got a great result.

clean embossing

Every Big Shot is calibrated a little differently so you may need to experiment. One piece of copy paper may be sufficient for yours, as it was with mine, or you may need two.

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One response to “Top tip to avoid cracked embossing with coated papers

  1. This is such a great tip! Thank you Sara!

    Teri xx

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