This is one of my first attempt at making cards ! As you can see I went for textures. I used a DCWV cardstock and Fiskars texturing templates (my arm still aches LOL) with the widget you swirl around applying pressure.
The stamp is from The Angel Company. They have lovely stamps and I'm sure I spent a fortune on them.
I used sand paper to get the embossed image to 'pop' and used the cardstock leftover on a chipboard.