The other problem I find is that you just can't take a decent photo of dry embossing, I think you just need to see it in real life.
I do love the elegance of this craft though. It is a way to make a simple but elegant card of the type I struggle to make. Anyway, this is one card I made to demo. I dry embossed, then turned the template over and sponged through the template with lavender brilliance ink, it is so sparkly in real life.
I'm also getting much better at using my embellishments up, so I used 3, yes 3, brads on this card, lol!