I have been experimenting and making a few note books.
Some photos make the books look a bit 'wonky' - its where I had them standing up like tents - they are fine in real life. The one above is embossed with gold.
This one has been stamped then heavily embossed with clear powder. It has a lovely effect in 'real life' and looks very textured.
This one has been stamped and painted - took quite a while - and the colours are more subtle in natural light.
This last one has been stamped and embossed too - and it is hard to see but I have outlined the book edges too and embossed those - again for a nice texture which makes the image 'jump' off the paper