I was able to give the homemade embossing folder a try. The sandwich was using the platform with tab 1 open, a clear plate, the homemade embossing sheet, cardstock to emboss, the rubber mat that was used for the embossing templates, the other clear plate, and I did add one sheet of card stock for a shim. I actually tried polka dots first . . .
I'm not sure if I like the background piece or not, but the stripes worked great. This is the perfect card for the Cross Country mom that provides Bomb pop for the kids!