Mama was kind enough to share some of her mica flakes with me. (It's a HUGE container, and I did give her some ribbon in return.) I wasn't sure how to use them, and then I found this faux mother of pearl technique by Sharon Fields. I used gold cardstock as I didn't have silver. I tried shimmery white, and it just doesn't look as good. I don't think mine looks as nice as hers, but I like how it came out!
One of this month's Creative Crew challenges is to use glitter or something glittery. I think mica flakes fit the bill! As usual, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. The base is Soft Suede, and I used the houndstooth embossing folder on it. Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon covers the area where the 2 textures meet. Lovely as a Tree is stamped in Always Artichoke. I added some Dazzling Details in the trees and on the grass. (TIP: Dazzling Details is liquid glitter glue, so it can make regular ink smear. Dot lightly or work it into your design like I did with the grass.) I roughed up the edges with the cutter kit and added Always Artichoke and Soft Suede ink.