I've just started trying to emboss, the important operative word being "trying". I'm using a Stampabilities Flourishes rubber stamp mounted on one of their clear acrylic stamp blocks on Bazzill paper.
The first problem I had was getting ink on the edges of the stamp. I had to press really hard to get a good stamp which meant that the ink on the edges stamped too. Not lovely.
I bought some stencil daubers and used one of those to apply the ink, avoiding the stamp edges. I could get a respectable stamp that way but the ink was too dry. The embossing powder only stuck to about a quarter of the ink.
I've tried Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink and Stampabilities Embossing Ink Pad (clear) with black Ranger Super Fine Detail embossing powder. The embossing ink holds quite a lot more of the embossing powder but the coverage is still quite spotty.
I tried stamping with and without using the Perfect Printing Pouch.
Is there some sort of slow drying ink that would be better than the stuff I'm using or something else I need to do to get better embossing powder coverage? My results are so poor that I'm guessing I must be doing something incredibly stupid.