There is an easy way to add color to an embossed image . . . sponging! I dabbed a sponge on a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad and lightly stroked it over the embossed image. The sponge deposits the color in various intensities which I think make it look more natural.
You're In My Prayers Card Supplies:
Darcie Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder
Simon Says Stamp Prayers Stamp Set
Stampin Up Ink - Basic Gray
Like sponging? Have a better idea to add color to an embossed image? Leave me a comment below with your suggestions.