If you have the hands-free kit then you already have an embossing mat - the back of the cutting mat! I highly recommend the hands-free kit (as I have done on numerous other occasions) and for the embossing it's every bit as useful as for the cutting.
Removing the blade so you can insert one of the embossing tips is easy with the adjustment wrench.
Once you've picked which design card you want to use, make sure you adjust the setting on your Slice machine so it's in embossing mode:
Click on Settings:
Instead of homing the blade on the next screen, click the right double-headed arrow:
Make sure your speed is set to low (use the regular arrow key to toggle the speed):
Click on the double-headed arrow again and adjust the cutting mode to embossing/drawing:
Now you're all set - press Menu and start embossing!
Your Slice will remember which cutting mode you are in as long as the machine is left switched on. If you change to a different design card without turning off your Slice, you will still be in embossing/drawing mode, so make sure you follow the steps above to switch it back to cutting mode if you want to start cutting again. If you turn your Slice off and then want to do more embossing, you'll need to follow the steps to set it back to embossing mode as the machine defaults to cutting in that setting.
Have fun with your Slice this week!
~ Caroline ~