So, I did some more embossing...and it came out ok!
I use PTI's rustic cream for EVERYTHING lately...it's just beautiful and heavy-duty and I love that it's not just plain white or cream, it has little specks in them! It should definitely be in your next wishlist! Along with the "In Bloom" stamp set ...and the text style, and...everything. I love PTI (I feel like a spokesperson!)
paper: pti, su
ink: versamark, colorbox moss green, pti chai and chamomile
white embossing powder: michaels
stamps: pti in bloom, pti butterfly kisses, pti background basics