Here are the instructions for the out-of-the-box technique I created on this card.
Start by stamping your image on cardstock, then position the die of your choice over the image (cutting side down). Where you DON'T want the die to cut, slip a piece of the Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat under the die. Trust me, the die won't cut into that mat -- how cool is that?!!
Tape the die & mat in place with scotch tape (preferably removable). I try not to tape into the image area, just in case the tape doesn't remove properly. Then FLIP YOUR IMAGE AND DIE OVER, so the die is now facing up and run thru your Wizard machine, using the normal cutting sandwich.
Once cut, gently remove the small piece of Tan Embossing Mat, leaving the die and tape in place. If you don't remove that small piece of tan mat first, this is what you'll get when you try to emboss with the double thickness of mat:
Oops!! After removing the small piece of mat, run the piece back thru your Wizard, using the normal embossing sandwich. This is what you'll get, after trimming around the flower portion that was outside the die cutting area:
Pretty cool, eh?!! Now, you see where I accidentally colored outside the lines of my stamped image on the orange flower? You can easily fix that, when using Copic markers. Just take the Colorless Blender pen and remove the color -- it works like an eraser!! BEFORE:
Something else I love doing with the Copic markers . . . have you ever wished you had the perfect color of an embellishment? Well, if you keep white, clear or another similar neutral color on hand, you'll always have the exact color match you want, with your Copics. Here, I colored a plain white pearl with a green Copic to match my project:
One more Copic trick . . . have you ever noticed or wondered why there is a gray band around one end of your marker? This applies to all types of the markers (not just the Sketch I've shown here):
A real slap your head moment, huh?!! The gray band indicates the brush end of the marker, so you don't have to keep flipping the marker over, looking for the brush end indicator! The chisel end does not have a gray band.
I hope these Copic tips help you out and you try the out-of-the-box technique with your Spellbinder dies -- I think you'll enjoy it!