You can emboss with your Cricut Explore by using these pens from Ranger. The pen fits in the pen holder just as the Cricut pens do. And these pens stay wet so you can do a large image without the worry of the embossing liquid drying up. I am putting these up for sale in the boutique as I type this...well after I type this. I am so happy I found these!! I love embossing! And now to be able to do the embossing with the Cricut is an added plus!