My downline Tina shared something she found online.
How to emboss with the Woodgrain folder and not have the paper tear.
This is what my card stock was doing.
It would tear along the embossed grain of the design.
Layer a paper towel inside the embossing folder,
(I used a cheap brand, thinner seems better)
it doesn't matter over or under the cardstock piece you are embossing.
Close the folder and run it through the machine.
Embossed ready to use without any tearing.
Thanks Tina! I use this folder a lot!