At my last stampin' up class we used embossing powder. It turned out real cute. So I decided I would try it on my own. WHAT A MESS!
I stamped my image and poured the powder quickly over the ink. Well, to begin with, the powder clumped and all came out in a mess. Then the shiny stuff ended up all over my table. I started to heat it, then remembered to tap away any excess. More of a mess. Then I tapped away excess and started to heat it. When I finished (about 2 min later) I could not tell anything happened. There really is no shine.
The only thing that came of it was shiny red powder all over my table and my hands. I am sure I have some in my hair! All I can say is that I need some help next time I do this because obviously embossing powder is not for me!
On to the next kind of card :)