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This is the process of using a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die to first cut a label shape, then run it through the cuttlebug again to emboss it, then stencil through it with other media. I made the mistake of taking the shape out of the die after I cut it then realised I had to put it back in to emboss it. If you open up the cardboard inside the spellbinders packaging there are very thorough instructions for the sandwich you need to go through the machine. You need to read it carefully to change it for the embossing step. I tried to rush through and then realised I had it wrong. I then used distress ink to stencil a vignette around the edges and later stamped the word beautiful in the middle. I then poured gold embossing powder on the word beautiful but made the mistake of not letting the distress ink vignette dry first. It’s one of those partly serrendipidous mistakes because I quite like the effect of the gold vignette but it has made the word beautiful a little unclear and hard to read. Other than that I was happy with the result and I think the next one will be even better.