and this is the answer: YES!
Do you like pretty? Shiny? Touchable? Cheap? (I promise this is not a hair care commercial!) Then you would probably love embossing. I use it on almost every page and it makes me happy - like icecream happy, happy. (that's pretty happy!) There are some good examples on my Fire on the Hills of Los Angeles page, but here's another if you're too lazy to go back - I would be. :)
This has already been embossed. See the texture? I love it!
This is the embossing powder I'm currently using. I think I got it for 3 bucks at the local craft store.
Using a stamp or some other means (my favorite includes direct to paper from pad) apply ink. Before the ink dries pour your powder over it. Make sure you have another paper beneath your art piece to catch anything that spills... or maybe you don't need one and I'm just clumsy. :)
And there you have it! Your own shiny happy touchable pretties. Enjoy! :-)