As a bit of a practice, tonight I've taken step-by-step pics of a card I've made for some friends (It's their wedding anniversary tomorrow (she whispers, so I don't think they'll be paying any attention!!). I've used stuff from Stampin' Up mainly but this card can use anything in your stash. This first layer is heat embossed using Versamark and WOW white opaque on cream cardstock (I love it!). I gave my work surface and card a thorough rubbing with an anti-static bag first (hate to admit it, but it does make a big difference!)
Next layer was embossed using the Stampin' Up embossing folder from Sizzix, Decorative Dots. I made this as a separate panel because embossing tends to stretch the paper, so trimmed to size and added to a panel. Then removed it from panel as a lot of cat fur appeared. Stuck it to new panel. Removed fur and started again. Finally got rid of the cat fur and was pleasantly pleased!
(This isn't stuck down yet - just placing at the mo!) Still getting rid of cat fur :-(
Ooh! Did I tell you I added a bit of ribbon down one side
Added a few Petite Petals...
Very happy with my finished card!