Here's the perfect tool to help get the embossing and texturing done right when using your Sizzix Big Shot and BIGkick machines. It's a must have !! Easy to use... just add it to your sandwhch of layers and the machine does the work. I found that this mat attracts the paper fibers leaving it coated but it is easy to clean by just running the mat under some cool water and drying it off with some paper towels... or using the sticky side of a piece of clear packing tape. I would highly recommend using this Sizzix Texture - Silicone Rubber mat.
I bought this pad to be used with my Cuttlebug. You do need the impressions pad to use this, but it works very well. It makes embossing with both brass and plastic stencils very easy. Though designed for a Sizzix, it works great with the Cuttlebug.