how to emboss...incredibly simple. Note from Jacque: The only thing I would clarify is to buy pigment ink for embossing. Dye based ink is for stamping without embossing. Pigment ink will not dry on its own - it must be covered in powder and heat embossed. This technique works well when you want to color in with markers or watercolors.
Emboss the top half of your card with swiss dots and stamp your sentiment on the bottom. Fill the dividing line with a great bouquet of flowers and butterflies. Choose a range of colors, like all these blues, or use all the colors. Handmade Mother's Day card.
By Kassi Lynne.... to more easily ink the raised parts of dry embossed cardstock.... stick craft foam to a felt pad, then to the blending tool. Craft foam is harder, allowing you to hit only the raised areas. It will hold distribute ink paint better. (it does not work well for blending ink, although it makes an unusual distressed effect)