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    Embossing with Fiskars texture plates and your Sizzix® Big Shot

    Over time, I have collected all 3 sets of Fiskars Texture Plates (18 double-sides plates in all), a wonderful collection of textures that includes such names as Stones, Fabric, Waves, Leather, Honeycomb, Basketweave, and more. Who can resist using these in paper crafting or mixed media work? The challenge in using these plates, originally intended for embossing card stock, thin metal, lightweight chipboard and similar materials, is that it’s a tedious process. Fiskars originally came out with a couple of manual tools for embossing that leave something to be desired, both in terms of consistency and the muscle power it takes to make an impression. Fiskars advises, “To help you…