Monday, April 26, 2010


This is for my friend Kren who had asked my opinion of the Spellbinders Impressibilities. I was not impressed. And had heard others say what I was saying. They just didn't make a good impression. Well this week I saw the new ones especially the one with the sea shells and like I really need that one. Then StampTV had a video and now that I have high speed internet I was able to watch the video. I found out my main problem. PAPER!!! You need light weight paper. We're all trying to use the SU or the Georgia Pacific sold at Walmart. These are tooo heavy. So off to Joanns I went yesterday and bought a pack of the paper they sell and today gave it a try. This is what I found. This is your sandwich starting at the bottom. A plate- B plate- rubber mat-Impressibilities-paper-B plate-card stock to shim. I used 4. Although I still am not sure of the embossed side. The folders do a better job in my opinion.

But the debossed side is quite nice. This side could give you a very lacey effect. I really like the white outlines.

So am I going to order the sea shell Impressibilities. You know I am.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Pat . I have been playing with one and not liking it , now I will try the lighter weight paper .


Beth said...

Your emboss will only be as deep as the item you are embossing, so yes, CB folders are deeper. Impressabilities will give you a more subtle effect, but you can do so much more, such as letterpress, and coloring through the Impressabilities like a stencil. visit the blog at for all kinds of tutorials!

Anonymous said...

Aha! Lighter weight cs. Makes sense. I think I will give that a try with my Fiskars texture plates....TFS! kren