Have you ever tried to make your own embossing plates? Today I'm going to show you how you can create with your Cricut to make your own reusable embossing plates. It's My Cricut Craft room day and the conversation is about Every Day creations using your Cricut. Instead of a full project, I'm sharing a how-to tip for embossing. If you are a card maker, you probably already own an embossing machine and a ton of embossing folders. There are already a ton of great design choices available from a variety of brands. However, did you know you can easily make your own embossing designs with your cutting machine?
It's really simple and doesn't take much time at all! Remember that black and white flower designed card I made last week? I'm going to use that same design to show you how to make your own embossing plates today. So if you want to make this same embossing plate I am, just head over to the Cricut Design Space and use the Flower Lace card Make-it-Now project I designed. I bet you'll be making custom designs for your cards and mixed media art in no time!
Make Your Own Embossing Plates
- A cutting design of your choice (or use the Flower Lace Make-it-Now project )
- Cricut Cutting machine
- Embossing machine – I use the Cuttlebug
How to make your own embossing plates:
- Cut out 4-6 copies of your design from cardstock.
- Glue the layers together. You don't need to coat the layers with glue, just enough to hold them together in a stack. For my design I added glue right in the center and then on each of the 4 corners, that's it.
- Allow to dry.
Now layer your custom cut embossing plate with the rest of your embossing plates as normal. If you find that their is not enough pressure to get a good emboss from your design, add a few layers of cardstock on top of the rubber embossing mat.
Note: you and also use chipboard, but for some cutting machine that would require a deep cut blade. So I am using cardstock. Adjust your number of layers for the material you are using.
You can use all kinds of patterns and designs to create your own custom embossing plate. You are only limited by your imagination! Try making word art or a design for a special occasion. Play with a whole bunch of different ideas and see what you like best. I'd love to hear what you create, come back by and tell me about it!