I used the heat gun and embossing powder with the stamp. I think I need to ink up the stamp a little heavier to get a more defined emboss, but still love the look. Used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Emboss folder with the paper and the Butterfly die for my little butterfly. Edge was cut with a Fiskars punch. Faux stitching painted on with a white gel pen. I like the inside of the card which is actually two sided paper (the solid is the front base) and I cut it so that the pattern fades on the right so you have room to write your own note. This is more of the Costco paper.