Well, I decided to give it a go a few weeks ago. The first thing I did was use my VersaMark ink pad to ink up my cardstock. Then I poured on the embossing powder.
I heated the whole thing up so that it would melt, and I was left with this.
Well, the mistake I was made was that I tried to use a Fiskars plate instead of an embossing folder because I wanted a particular design for the card I had in mind. To use them though, I have to use 2 shims, which are actually just pieces from a cereal box. I've had these pieces since I first got the Fiskars plate and my Cuttlebug months ago. I don't have them anymore though!
I guess the sandwich was much too thick because it actually got stuck IN my Cuttlebug! The cereal box rolled up INTO the rollers of the machine. I was so afraid I wasn't going to be able to get it out, but obviously you can see that I did manage. I had to somehow get my plates out (thankfully without breaking any of them!), and then I rolled backwards to get the pieces out. Haha, I haven't attempted this technique again at this point, but next time, I'm using a good ol' fashioned embossing folder!
Have you ever tried a new technique that just failed?