I had seen a video where they embossed using tin foil
Since all I had on had was a roll of kitchen foil I decided to try it. It's pretty thin, heavy weight would have been much better. After embossing I lightly rubbed it with one of my cats eye inks and then buffed it a little so it settled mostly in the nooks and crannies.
The snowflake is a set of stamps I got, they're from Memory Makers. I stamped each size with Versamark on purple cardstock and then Heat embossed. When cutting them out I left an edge of the purple paper around the outer edges. I punched a hole in the middle, alternated the points and added a brad.
Love the look but want to try it again with the heavy duty foil. Someone said today you can use a pop can and emboss the inside. Hmmmm I'll have to try that as well.