I used 3mm thick placemats that I bought at IKEA to back ceramic coasters. It's quite coarse grained, and you can buy thinner finer grained sheets, but this is what I had..... I stamped the dictionary words and embossed with black powder. The cork is quite absorbent so I found it helpful to stamp twice with black archival, then with Versamark before embossing. Obviously a stamping platform or positioning tool is helpful with this.
I was pleased with how well the details embossed. You can easily read the large words and see that the smaller ones are words, but not so readable. I cut the words out using scissors and ran a black promarker around the edges. I think these are quite cool!
I decided to add the gnome and the Dream panel to a die cut patterned card panel and made a card. I cut the gnome's stump away so he could sit on the edge of the sentiment.