Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

How To Use The Essentials By Ellen Press Plate

Today I’m sharing the many ways you can use the Essentials By Ellen Press Plate to create beautiful projects with hot foils.

It’s Carissa Wiley here with you sharing how to use the Essentials By Ellen Hot Foil Press Plate. I guess you could say I’m here to answer your most “pressing” questions about the Press Plate. This plate is fabulous for creating reverse foiled images and your own custom foil card stock…but it doesn’t stop there!

In today’s video, I’ll share all about the Press Plate; what it is, how to use it and even how you can use your toner reactive foils to create beautiful patterned paper. And I’m going to share my *new* favorite technique….creating iridescent stamped images with the Press Plate!

Be sure to check out the video tutorial where I’ll explain and demystify this fabulous tool that’s a must have in your hot foil stash.

I’ll also share a couple of projects I made with the foiled pieces I created while filming all of my best tips.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and that you leave feeling inspired to create. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Carissa Wiley


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  • Reply em July 15, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Thank you. I am looking forward to getting out my hot foil machine and trying again. Invaluable information.

  • Reply Linda BL July 15, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Informative video! Great results with the press plate. I am interested in the plate but wonder if you have tried it with the Glimmer hot foil system, as that hot foiling system I have.

  • Reply June from Minnesota July 17, 2022 at 8:02 am

    OMG! I wish I had seen your video BEFORE I invested in a Heidi Swapp Minc machine 🙁
    GREAT information -especially about that Concord & 9th paper- that I will apply to get better results on my Gemini foil machine– THANK YOU!!!

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