Whether you want to call it dry embossing or scoring, I think it's the detail on this card that makes it elegant. I used my bone folder to score two parallel lines about an inch apart, creating a soft border for the sentiment. I also embossed lines 1/4" from the edge of the Very Vanilla inset to frame the flower image. Both the sentiment and the image are from the Hostess Level 2 set "Asian Artistry" from the 09-10 Idea Book & Catalog (IBC). If you love this set, it's not too late to host a party and earn it for yourself!
To achieve the mutlicolored stamped image I colored on the stamp itself using Stampin' Write markers in Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and a touch of Bermuda Bay.
To color the dragonfly on the inside of the card I used my Blender Pens (item#102845) to water color in with softer versions of the same colors used on the card front. For this technique you squeeze a closed Classic Ink Pad to pool some ink on the inside of the cover. Then you use your Blender Pen to pick up some of the pooled ink and color in the image.
We'll be exploring more dry embossing techniques using the embossing stylus this month at Stamp Class on June 25th. Join us and try it for yourself! You'll also get a chance to see the new IBC full of new accessories, colors, and over 100 new stamp sets!