Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Debossing with your cricut: Robot Puppy!

There's lots of buzz about debossing and embossing with cricuts, so I thought I would try out an old trick I use on cards! On score lines in my cards, I usually use an inverted blade and "draw" a score line. Works like a charm! I really don't have the money right now for a whole kit, but love the look! So here's what I did:

1. Take out your blade housing and remove blade.

2. Insert blade with pokey-side inside the blade house. The "wrong end" will be sticking out.

3. Set to about 5 or 6 depth.

4. Put housing back in your machine. Choose your paper. This image was done on metallic Making Memories paper (see supply list below). I did not use a cushion or embossing mat underneath, although I will try out a spellbinders mat someday when using cardstock. However, the metallic worked great without! Design or choose your image, and cut!

5. Enjoy your debossed image!

Other instructions:

This LO was made with Robotz, and the Robot Puppy is cut in standard cardstock, inked edges and then has a layer of Glimmer Mist pearl applied. The ink ran lightly, but I like the look!

Paper: Martha Stewart Playful Pink paper pad
Making Memories "Slice" paper multipack (metallic green)
Fonts: 4MyLover


  1. I love this idea, and I will definately be trying it out.
    Thanks so much for sharing

  2. I just came across your blog today, and I love it! and you are my fellow Calgarian! and congrats on being chosen as a designer!

  3. What a fantastic idea!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

  4. Love your site - I visit often. One Question What is Glimmer Mist pearl?

  5. I see Glimmer Mist comes in over 50 colors to choose. Which ones do you like & why? Where to purchase the product? Is there a package with different (starter kit)?