Embossing:Embossing is cheaper and environmental way to create a 3-dimensional look to printed material. It needs two metal dies to be placed above and below the paper, then two dies are pressing together through the substrate to emboss, then interlock and to form the paper into the shape, and it needs a good quality paper to hold up the pressures of embossing.
how to emboss. Note from Jacque: The only thing I would clarify is to buy pigment ink for embossing. Dye based ink is for stamping without embossing. Pigment ink will not dry on its own - it must be covered in powder and heat embossed.