I finally got this to work. I didn't know there was no vanilla embossing powder. The trick is to stamp it in versamark and emboss with CLEAR powder on vanilla cardstock. Then you take a sponge and swirl color over it. The image just pops right out at you! I tried soft suede and crumb cake but they looked old and dirty. I like bright and happy so I used wisteria wonder ink on the sponge. Can I just say WOW??? I stamped a few of the Delicate Doilies images on it after I did the sponging (some full strength, some stamped off). I just wiped off the embossed image when I was finished to make the images appear to be under the big doily. I tied a piece of vanilla seam binding around it. Still not quite happy I added a cut out from the lace ribbon border punch, and antique brad, and a jewelry tag stamped using a word from Fabulous Phrases. I mounted this on a piece of concord crush cardstock after I rounded all the corners.
We will be making this card this weekend at the stamping class. Come and play with us!