Who says that to emboss paper you need metal or plastic plates? You can use simple cardboard.
If you don’t have a cricut machine, don’t worry! You will obtain very good results using a rolling pin.
You can use all kinds of patterns and designs to create your own custom embossing plate.
DIY N. 177
cardstock – glue
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.
As said in the introduction, if you don’t have a cricut machine, you can use a rolling pin.
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