Magenta's tree stamp shows great detail, so if you emboss it, you'll want to use a nice powder. The idea of having a recessed panel on a card creates new opportunity to continue the image on the lifted face of the card. We did use distress inks to complete the sky and grass. The bird set below has 15 stamps including the large branch stamp shown on the card. All the others are single birds, either in flight or walking. I hope this inspires you to get out your bird stamps and have a look out back and see that the snow has finally melted.