Embossing is a technique in cardmaking that involves creating a raised image or pattern on paper by pressing it with a tool or machine. To emboss a card, choose a design, a piece of cardstock, and either a pre-made embossing folder or a stencil or stamp. Place the cardstock inside the folder or under the stencil and run it through the machine. This will press the design onto the cardstock and create a raised, textured effect. Embossing adds dimension to handmade cards.