Here's an elegant card I made for the Birthday Card Stash.....done class at StampNation. I started with the solid stamps, and inked them up with 2 or 3 Catherine Pooler inks. Once they were dry (important!!) I embossed the outline stamps and sentiment with gold.
To create my mat, I inked the edges of a slightly larger panel with Versamark ink and then sprinkled the same gold powder on the edges. This ensures that all the golds 'match'.