The Circle Hearts Ink-its Letterpress Plate from Sizzix makes it easy to create elegant ink-debossed impressions on paper, cardstock, chipboard, mat board or other soft, thick materials. Simply ink the plate with an ink pad and set your material on top of the plate. It's perfect for layouts, cards, invitations and more. This Letterpress Plate is 5 7/8" x 8" x 1/8" and is for use with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines only (Cutting Pads and a Platform required). For best results, use 100 lb. (or heavier) watercolor paper and pigment ink layered over clear watermark ink. All items are sold separately. When using regular cardstock, if the impression is not deep enough, place a thin piece of craft foam between the top Cutting Pad and the paper. Using shiny, non-porous materials is not recommended because the ink will not dry. Clean Letterpress Plates with water and a paper towel or a stamp cleaner.