I have to thank Izzy over at Cricut Community Forum for pointing me in the right direction on how to use my Cuttlebug, along with Nestabilities dies and embossing folders (any brand) so that the centre of the die cut was embossed whilst leaving the border edge smooth. I posed the question a couple of weeks ago, after I cut out a shape with a nestabilities die and running the die and die cut through my cuttlebug to form a border edge and then putting the die cut only into an embossing folder and popping it into the cuttlebug. My border edge was also ended up being embossed. Just like the picture below, not very pretty.
I realised that to keep the border edge smooth I would have to include the die in any sandwich that I used so that only the centre would be embossed, but further realised that the die would more than likely end up damaging the embossing folder. Izzy replied that the only way might be not to close the embossing folder. Well today I had a try and success exactly what I wanted.
Enough of waffling on. This is how I did it.
First of all cut my shape out as normal using the sandwich of 'A' plate, 'B' plate, cardstock, die and topping it all off with the 'C' plate.
After carefully removing the die and die cut I made up another sandwich, which comprised of the 'A' plate, shim of cardstock, embossing folder (fully opened), die with die cut (with the die cutting edge facing upwards towards me), tan embossing mat and again topped off with the 'C' plate.
And the final result, just what I wanted.
Hope you all find this useful and thanks for popping by.