A week or so ago I saw instructions (possibly on SCS) on making paper flowers look like dried flowers on a card. I couldn't get mine to come out looking like they were dried flowers, but I liked how the card turned out. This isn't the first one I did like this; I have used the embossing over my design on several cards I made this week. I just love the look. Just remember that hard or thick embellishments are to be placed after embossing. I thank whoever came up with this idea. I'm sorry I can't give proper credit because I don't remember where I found directions.
The card on the right is also embossed. I got the quilted look from SCS. Its a great tutorial and the instructions are easy to follow. I don't like working with tiny pieces (having to put them together to form a pattern), but I really like the look and am going to have to make more of them. Hope you like my cards. Take care