I bought this punch knowing beforehand that the embossing didn't work very well. I wanted it for the nice size of the scallops. It really adds that extra something to a scrapbook page or card. It's one of my favorites.
purchased from my LSS and was initially going to take it back because like so many have said the embossing doesn't work. Well, it does, just not when you use it like you would normally. I now can use this two ways, as a plain scallop punch, since the slight embossing can simply be lightly rubbed out and if I punch it while standing up putting my full body into it, it does the embossing and looks like brail on one side even. It can poke through some on lighter paper but it does work. If you get this punch try putting your entire hand on top and using body weight to really push it down. It's like a two-fer punch, it just takes some patience and practice to get it to work.
First of all, let me say that I am a big fan of the EK Success edger punches. I think I have 9 or 10 now! This particular edger is touted as an embossing punch. Where is the embossing? When I turn my punch upside down, the steel cutter is as flat as a pancake. I don't see any embossing capability there at all. The one thing that redeems the purchase of this punch is that I love the size of the scallop design. So...inspite of my disappointment at the lack of embossing and what I feel is a misleading claim, I decided to keep the punch.
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