I love paper crafting, and despite my *numerous* electronic die-cutting machines, I still turn to my manual dies more often than not. And with the new Majestic Elements Dies and Imperial Gold Dies by Spellbinders, it’s easy to get a detailed cut with embossing in one pass!
Here’s how they are described on the website:
Crown your creations with Spellbinders® Majestic Elements and reach the pinnacle of sophistication and elegance.
These intricately detailed nesting die templates are perfect as single elements or can be combined and layered for endless creativity.
For the Resplendent Rectangles:
For Imperial Gold Circles:
We’re taking the Majestic Elements Collection to a whole new level with our newest technology, Imperial Gold. A sophisticated and elegant set of seven die templates that bring various cuts, piercing, embossing and debossing to its edges. Use nested with its Border die as a die cut or use the Inset die alone as an embedded pattern for your projects. Multiple creative options to discover when mixing and matching to create over 20 designs in one set.
Spellbinders® Imperial Gold die templates are unique, ground breaking dies that cut, emboss, stencil and deboss, giving you the ability to cut and create in multiple layers with a single die template. This revolutionary technology brings you amazing laser-like detail and four times the creative power!
With this product especially, it was much easier to show you than to take a gajillion photos. So watch this little video:
Here you can see some of those samples I cut, including glitter cardstock, embossed cardstock, cereal-box cardboard, watercolor paper, vellum, and deli paper.
Due to the nature of thin-ruled dies, they won’t cut heavy fabrics like denim, and may have a difficulty with thick craft foam or cork paper. I’ve had pretty good luck with the thin craft foam, though. You’ll just have to experiment with the machine that you have and add cardstock shims to get the right cutting pressure.
Keep in mind that even across the same brand of machine, each one is a little different!
The MSRP on these is about $24.99 USD, but you can find them elsewhere for less. (Such as with our Amazon Affiliate links below!)
I’m going to keep playing with these- I LOVE the results! And I can’t wait to pick up a few more sets!
SO…now are you ready for a giveaway? I’ve got a spare set of the Imperial Gold Circles for one lucky reader! Just leave me a comment with your impression of the Majestic Elements Dies and I’ll pick a winner at random. Contest closes July 14th 2013. One comment per email address. International friends are welcome to enter!
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