What you will need:
- A Silhouette Curio
- Embossing Tool
- Silhouette Vellum
- Pretty card stock for backing
Click on the Emboss icon (which looks like a swirl in the top right hand corner of the window) and it gives you the option to Emboss or De-boss. Select Emboss and you will be able to choose between fine emboss and wide emboss. I chose the fine emboss as it worked really well and gave a very clean and crisp end result.
The Curio uses several platforms which are easily stacked and clipped to the large mat. How many platforms you will need depends on your project, but most call for a stack totaling 5. The mats are very clearly distinguishable by the numbers on the edge. I used two of the 2's and one of the 1 numbered. Then your working mat is stacked on top. I made an executive decision to use a stack totaling 5 as, after some research I felt this would be right for my project. I decreased the number on the settings.
If you are embossing, the design will be mirrored, so ensure if you are using a two sided card stock for example that the side you wish to display is right side down on the mat. For vellum it does not matter which way up it is placed.
Ensure that your embossing tool is in the first carrier (the red circled slot) and select your options for the medium you are using. Send to the Curio and once it is finished you can unload the mat and remove your project.
I cut the vellum and also some pretty card stock for backing in the frame.
I am so pleased with the final result and after some tiny struggles, found that I really enjoyed using the Curio!
I have really enjoyed sharing with you and look forward to seeing what you create with the Curio machine!
Amy Tan Home Sweet Home by American Crafts