DecoEtch dies create unique metal embellishments. They will etch very detailed patterns onto Vintaj blanks or other soft metals. Designed by Sizzix, the Forgotten Times die features a bird in a cage. It will look great on Oriental or vintage projects. It's suggested that you vary the placement of your metal blank on the die every time you use it to ensure even wear and for even more design options. This DecoEtch die measures 2 3/8" x 2 5/8". It can only be used in a BIGkick (including the Vintaj Special Edition), Big Shot or Vagabond machine, with a set of Cutting Pads and the machine's Platform (sold separately). Chemicals are not used in the etching process.