For this card I smeared the embossing paste on the "mini swirly garden" stencil, I lift up the stencil and sprinkled embossing powder on the paste then I let it dry (overnight). The next day I heat it and immediately you could see the gold of the embossing powder.
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Monday: Botanical.
Mini Swirly Garden Stencil - Balzer Designs
Embossing Pearl Gold - Ranger
Embossing Paste- DecoArt