I created all the light layers using the faux mother of pearl technique. I used Champagne Mist shimmer paint and it has a lovely shimmer. Here's a photo of the cardstock before I stamped on it.
I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and dabbed shimmer paint using some wadded up cling wrap. Then I sponged Sahara Sand ink over the whole piece. I put another light layer of shimmer paint over the top to finish it off. It looks lovely in real life - trust me LOL.
The stamp set I used is from 2002 called Wild, Wild West. It goes for huge dollars on Ebay, but I managed to get it for a lot less than it's currently selling for, which is the only reason it's part of my collection.
I also realised that I've mounted the Happy Birthday rubber crooked on the wood block. I've had that stamp set forever and only just realised now - doh! Off to the microwave I go to correct it.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Wild, Wild West; It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Very Vanilla; Basic Black; Real Red
Ink: Sahara Sand; Black Stazon
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; sponge; Framelits; Dotted Scallop Border Punch; black brads