Embossing can be achieved using a versa mark pad, rubber stamp and embossing powder and set using a heat gun. This technique is called "wet embossing". You simply pick a rubber stamp... one with a simple design, not a lot of detail, works best. Stamp it using a versa mark pad or an embossing pad. The next step is to cover your design with empossing powder immediately, use a fairly heavy coating and then shake off the excess really well. The last step is to heat the powder with a heat fun until the embossing powder melts. Your design will shine!
The second embossing technique known as "dry embossing". This technique uses a light box or your window at home, a metal templet and an emobossing tool with a round tip. Simply turn on your light box and lay your metal templet on top or lay it on your window at home... it must be light outside to use your window in place of a light box. Next step, lay your paper to be empossed over your templet and then run your round tipped embossing tool over the paper around the edges of the templet, which you will be able to see clearly using the light to guide you.
Both of these techniques are easy and fun but achieve really different results.
Please let me know via emal or on my blog if you have any questions about these techniques or other papercrafting techniques you may have. I will do my best to help you.