I bought a heat gun, embossing powder and a Versamark pad this week and I played with it today. This is my very first attempt to heat emboss. I did it on scrap paper because I expected I wouldn't be pleased with my first attempt but it turned out better than I though it would. It really is a striking addition to a card or layout and is much easier to do than it looks. I am entering this card over at The Paper Variety twine challenge and at CAS-ual Fridays emboss it challenge.