I used Close to my Hearts Surf's up paper pack and April's stamp of the month which goes perfect with this paper. All cut outs are from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.
One of my favorite techniques to use with dry embossing is to sand over the embossed image using the sanding kit from CTMH. If you are using card stock with a white core it will really make your embossing pop out. You can see that on the inside of card with the matting in the center.