I have been spending a lot of time looking at gallery uploads at SCS this week. Their Monday "Try a New Technique" posting has resulted in the the most gorgeous cards being uploaded. It was a simple technique but with a twist. The actual technique is very simple: add ink to the side of an embossing folder that is recessed. When you run the card stock thru your machine the embossed parts don't change, only the background color changes. The twist was to use white or cream card stock and a pale golden or beige color ink, resulting in an almost bisque or pottery looking finish. Super elegant! Of course I had to give it a try.
Here is a close up of what negative embossing looks like: