These are recent cards I made for people. The basic construction of the card is very simple, but the hand embossing took a little time.
First ink up your stamp with clear embossing ink, then ink it up with chocolate. Stamp image on a piece of white card stock. Pour clear embossing powder over the entire image, shake off excess and set with heat tool. Go back in with markers or colored pencils and color all parts of your image. With this stamp I colored the center dot of each flower with Canary Yellow, made a circle around the Canary Yellow with Tuscan Red, then colored the rest of the flower with Peach. On each un-opened bud I colored the base of the bud with the Tuscan Red, then the rest with the Peach. This gives it a "real" look. After all your image is colored go over every part that you just colored with a clear embossing pen, pour embossing powder over, shake off excess and then heat set. All the markers I used for this card are Prismacolor Markers.
This is the same technique just a different stamp and different markers. The edges of the white card stock were sponged with Mocha Powder Puff Ink from Quick Quotes.
Same technique again. I just loved this stamp, saw it at Hobby Lobby and had to have it! Edges of white were sponged with amaretto, & mocha from Quick Quotes. Then I stamped the flourish/wheat stamp on edges with mocha.