So because of the Nesties thread (and the beautiful projects made with them, thank you Holly ), I decided that yes, I DO need Nesties!
I ordered a few and while waiting for them to arrive, my LSS had a today only BOGO free sale! I bought 4 and rushed home to try them out.
I have a Big Shot and followed the sandwich instructions in the Nesties folder. It cut perfectly. Then I followed the embossing sandwich instructions and fail fail fail.
Not only did it not emboss evenly around the whole shape, but it actually cut into my brand spanking new rubber mat! I thought that might happen since the instructions say to put the mat on top of the cutting ridge (with the cut out inside), but figured I was safe following the manufacturers instruction.
I even tried putting 2 pieces of cardstock in between the die and the mat, and although it didnt cut the mat as bad as the first try, it still cut into it.
I love that the dies are so thin, making them easy to center over an image before cutting, but its the added embossing that I think gives them that little extra.
Can somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong?