SIZZIX THINLITS DIE SET 14/PK - FALL FOLIAGE BY TIM HOLTZ To cut, the sandwich requires use of a pair of Cutting Pads and the machine's included Platform; when using the Essentials Platform or Solo Platform & Shim, the Extended Adapter or Solo Adapter is required. Because of their intricacy, Thinlits Dies may require up to three passes to cut. If extra ejection is needed for easier separation of the die-cut from the design, place wax paper between the Thinlits Die and your material and then cut. These die can also emboss when the machine's included Platform is combined with an Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber sheet. The diagrams on the Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich. To stencil, place the die over desired material and apply ink or chalk to the die indentations. This technique can be used alone or to enhance embossed designs. These Thinlits Dies showcases the bold and edgy style of Tim Holtz?. His unique artistry can be seen throughout the dies which are compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines.