The leaves aren't embossed but the background is!! Isn't it funny how sometimes you struggle with a card and just can't get something right on it? Either the color of the paper or the layout. THIS card just fell together like the background was made for the stamp. It felt good to have 'Mojo" on my side today! The leaves are by Hero Arts. I used the TJ technique called copic expressions to stamp it and just love the mottled look that you get. It was originally white on the background of the stamped leaves......I thought it looked too bright so I brayered a real light yellow over it to tone it down. Then I left the sentiment white so that it would stand out. The colors of paint that I used on the background piece were yellow, green and brown but it sure looks like I used orange BUT I didn't! I love the pattern in the paint, don't you? The "hello" stamp is from the $1 bin at Michaels.