I had a really great question come up today by one of my favorite friends/customer. She wanted to order the texture plates but with all the items listed was a little confused my all the empressor pads and embossing pads you have to order to dry emboss and didn't understand that you have to use them with a die-cut machine.. So here is the option I presented to her.
I first selected the pattern I wanted to use.. The plates are double sided.. I had a big area to cover so I used the Empressor Stylus( you can view it here) the tip of this stylus it large and makes a smother impression than the smaller wooden handled stylus's... I first made broad stokes to find the image then rubbed back and forth in small circles on the image to deepen the impression.
You can view the Texture Plates in the current Stampin' Up "Idea book and catalog" page 203 or here on line.
Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1(exclusive patters)