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    Hi everyone, I have a question I hope someone can answer for me - I received an Ellison Big Shot for Christmas, however I can't seem to get it to emboss. I'm using the embossing folder and brass "friends" template that came with it but when I make the sandwich as shown in the leaflet and pass it through the machine there isn't any pressure and it passes straight through the rollers, no embossed image to be seen. It looks like the sandwich isn't thick enough and the rollers aren't touching it as it passes through but as I am only using the bits that came with it in the beginners kit can't understand what I might be doing wrong! The thick and thin cut dies seem to work OK, just having problems with embossing. Can anyone help? I only got it because I thought I could use my brass embossing stencils with it instead of a light box, but the instructions that came with it are useless, just a little piece of paper that folds out. I was expecting a decent instruction book advising how to use the sizzix dies and other stencils with the Big Shot and any additional equipment I might need to do so - HELP?
    Last edited by morganreeves; 26-12-2006, 08:44 PM.
    - Morgan-Reeves

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    Hi there and welcome to the forum

    Sorry I can't help with your question but I'm sure someone will be along soon who has the answer - might have to wait a few days mind as it's pretty deserted at the moment, I'm sure once xmas is over properly it'll pick up again.
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      Hi Morgan and welcome tot he forum.
      Asd Nattynet said, it's very quiet at the moment, but we do have plenty of card makers and scrapbookers around so I'm sure someone will know how to help you.
      Now if you were asking about jewellery making or beads.......!
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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          I'd be interested in the mash ideas!!
          As to the embossing stencil on the Big Shot - I had exactly the same thing. My husband used pieces of cardboard to make the whole 'sandwich' thicker - the box that the big shot came in was ideal if you still have it. I was disappointed with the lack of instructions too - the website isn't much better either! I hope this helps and if not then just reply!
          Welcome to the forum by the way
          Lynsey
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            Big Shot embossing -

            Originally posted by swirlyarts View Post
            I'd be interested in the mash ideas!!
            As to the embossing stencil on the Big Shot - I had exactly the same thing. My husband used pieces of cardboard to make the whole 'sandwich' thicker - the box that the big shot came in was ideal if you still have it. I was disappointed with the lack of instructions too - the website isn't much better either! I hope this helps and if not then just reply!
            Welcome to the forum by the way
            Lynsey
            Thanks for your reply Lynsey and those of you who also offered me advice on this. I posted my question twice becuase after a couple of days I hadn't received any replies so thought it was maybe the wrong forum to ask a question. I've tried the cardboard thing and it works, but am not happy with having to do that to get it to work properly especially as it's not the cheapest die cutting tool out there so have written to Ellison direct. I'll post their reply for all as soon as I get one. Have a great new year and thanks for getting back to me.
            - Morgan-Reeves

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              Let us know what they say!
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