how to emboss. Note from Jacque: The only thing I would clarify is to buy pigment ink for embossing. Dye based ink is for stamping without embossing. Pigment ink will not dry on its own - it must be covered in powder and heat embossed.
Cheap & Easy Homemade Clear Embossing Ink -- 1 tsp of petroleum jelly, Mix in capful of vegetable oil. Then mix in capful of alcohol to dilute. Mix together. It doesn't make a lot but it does make more than enough to rehydrate your ink pad.