Clear WOW! embossing powder. Here is a before and after shot of the paper I used. Next I used some Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon and my blending tool to apply some ink to my embossed patterned paper. The embossed areas will resist the ink. On the left is the paper I started with, on the right is what I ended up with after I embossed it and added the ink. The other step that I did based on what I learned in the class was to take my iron set on dry, medium heat and some printer paper and I laid the printer paper over my embossed patterned paper and ironed it a couple of times, moving the printer paper as I did this to take off the glossy embossing powder.
Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress ink ad added it to my card. Finally I added some dark blue pearls from my stash. Kim has a wide selection of pearls in multiple colors and sizes here in the store.
I hope you will give this technique a try. It is a great way to change up a patterned paper that may now be working for you.