Somewhere I saw this technique, probably on a card posted on Pinterest, where you adhere strips of scrap papers to cardstock, then emboss that piece in an embossing folder. If desired, you can swipe an ink pad over the embossing to highlight it. Then it's ready to use on a card.
I LOVE this technique! I'm all about using my paper scraps up and this is a great way to do that. Of course, I didn't have nearly enough paper scraps so I even cut up perfectly good sheets of paper to add to my selection.
Here are some of the cards I've made recently using this technique. I have to admit that the autumn cards are my favorites. The diecuts are made on my Silhouette Cameo.