I love this product and most all the Distressing Powders. If you ink with the Tattered Rose distressing ink then use the embossing powder then you get that darker look if that is what you are looking for. I like the subtle look of the Tattered Rose as it works great on pages where I'm scrapping images of the women in my family.
I love most of the Tim Holtz distress line, but this product fell a bit short of what I expected. It doesn't show up as well as some of the other Ranger embossing powders, and the gritty texture makes it to where it’s not good to use on any detailed designs. I will continue to use what is left of my jar, but won't be buying it again.