When I first started stamping my favourite technique was embossing! It's a real WOW when you see that powder transform itself into a shinny raised image. When I first tried embossing I scorched the paper and one time I think it actually was close to setting on fire. Once I got the hang of it I tended to wave my Heat Tool all over the paper which was also the wrong technique.
I've put together this short video to demonstrate the proper way to emboss so you will always have success with this technique.