I was at the NEC and looking round as you do and saw a demo using some embossing glue ant templates. I liked the effects so some managed to fall into my basket!
This card has been made with template and glue then glitter onto the fairy. It looks much better in real life really sparkly, I just need to find a way of sticking the black card onto the sparkly card as it keeps coming off!
Image Sweet poppy stencils at the craft station
Glitter card and ribbon from my stash