I love to use the Pastel Painted Embossing Technique on embossed cards. This easy technique from the Emboss or Die CD adds pretty depth to the background of a simple card. On this card, I colored the goose with pastels and a blender before layering him over my background. All stamps by Stampin' Up!.
The Emboss or Die CD has 79 tutorials, all in step-by-step pictorial format, showing you how to get the most from your embossing folders and die cut machines. Information on the Emboss or Die CD is HERE.