Yesterday, I mentioned how my daughter and I used rubbing alcohol to mist cardstock before running it through the big shot. This dampens the cardstock enough that a deeper, crisper embossed image is achieved. Rubbing alcohol is used instead of water because it dries much faster.
Just make sure you are working with someone who doesn't mind the smell. The alcohol reminded my queasy-faints-at-the-sight-of-blood daughter too much of a doctor's office.
Today's card (another one we made Monday at class), embossed the Real Red layer with an embossing folder from Stampin Up. It is called Petals a Plenty and does an awesome job at making a crisply embossed layer. It is such a deep emboss that the fibers in the cardstock break down and the paper has a fabric-like feel to it. Quite lovely.
We used the five petal flower punch to make the Poinsettia to finish the card.