Reported by Kandi Phillips
I’ve always loved shaped cards and couldn’t wait for the chance to create my very own scalloped card! One the amazing things the Grand Calibur does is to emboss all in one cut when using Nestabilities! I placed my cardstock fold in half over the die and then ran it through the machine.
You can also use the Grand Nestabilities to cut photos! Since you’ll always place your media face down on the die (with the die edges facing up toward the cutting plate) you can get an embossed edge even on your pictures. I centered the die over my photo and then taped the edges outside of the cutting area.
I added some distressing ink and although it’s not very visible in the photo, the image from the Grand Calibur is slightly deeper and a little crisper.
- Wide cutting plates let you cut with the super-sized Grand Nestabilities dies and also cut multiple dies at once
- Amazing crispness and deep embossing when cutting through most mediums
- Compatible with most dies on the marketBuilt in handle that you can hold onto while turning the crank handle
- Stability base works well and keeps the machine in place
- Crank handle requires at least 30 revolutions to complete one pass
- Isn’t compatible with Sizzix Bigz® dies and requires a spacer plate for use with Sizzlets®, Fiskars® plates and Cuttlebug® folders
Our friends at Spellbinders have given us a set of Grand Scalloped Circles AND a set of Large Format Circles (which coordinate) to give to one lucky reader (that’s a $100 value!). Just leave a comment on either of today’s blog posts answering this question:
Have you used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur before? What do you use your Grand Calibur the most for, or what would you use it for?
One comment per person, per article, please. Winner will be selected on Friday, April 29, 2011.
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