In the card making class that I run, we've been working with Glimmer Mists. (I bought mine from http://www.graphicus.co.uk/ a fantastic website selling rubber stamps, inks, paints, tools, card making and scrapbooking suuplies. I can't rave about the company enough, believe me.) First, we used a range of peacock themed stamps and focussed on some triple embossing on mountboard, using coloured embossing powders to stamp into. Then, we stamped an inked image onto the mountboard first, and layered up clear embossing powder to create a tile effect.
We then made a couple of tag cards with a butterfly tile, using a Glimmer Mist background. For these backgrounds, we used a Butterfly Glimmer Mask when creating the background papers.
The next process we tried was stamping onto a Glimmer Mist background which is what Idid on the Anniversary card, for the entwined hearts. I also used a spare sheet of 200 gsm card and ran it through my printer to get a coordinating greeting. I used sweet pea Glimmer Mist, which is a lovely colour. I have also tried stamping and embossing in gold onto a background of browns, and golds too, which came out well, but have yet to finish that card.