I have not played with this nearly enough, but this is a start. After stamping an entire sheet of cardstock, I cut pieces from it to use for cards. The ink used is from my older - and sadly coming to the end of their ink- ColorBox pads. The colours are so pretty and worked so well for these roses. For the final detailed layer I used an embossing powder that I've had around for many years, called 'Hidden Satin Pearls' which I bought from a local, privately owned store. The embossed results are gorgeous!
a die cut and Stampendous stamp for the sentiment finished this one off.
And another quick card - the lace border is by Penny Black. No special embossing powder on this one, just some gold paint splatters.
The grey weather is making picture taking such a hassle. I may have to resort to a photo box one of these days.