There are two different kinds of embosing: one is "wet" embossing using a heat gun and the other is "dry" embossing using a brass stencil (or the newer embossing machines like Cuttlebug). For Thursday's FREE make-and-take card, we're making use of both! I love the added texture an embossed background makes (and we have lots of different Cuttlebug embossing folders in stock right now). I also love colored embossing powders - a wonderful opaque look on dark colored card stock, and a really nice change from the "usual" gold or silver powders. Note - this card is for a baby girl, but we have the corresponding baby boy collage available for purchase in the shop if that suits your needs better.