The ropes embossed really well and were easy to ink afterward. The waves took a little more care. The paper wanted to crack a bit even after misting. But the results were still fantastic as you can see and they were easy to sand or ink after embossing. You can use a Cuttlebug or other like cutter. Use the base plate, c plate and the folder, no B plate. The folder acts like the B plate. It works perfectly. You do NOT need a special machine.
I think that these folders would be wonderful with very thin metal as well. My next project using these folders will be with metal, just have to try that!
My opinion is that most people will really like the results that they get from these folders!