I really do wish you could see this card in person. This scan doesn't do it justice. The shimmer and shine are just wonderful. The iris has gold leafing and the background is glitter. Oh my how it sparkles!
There is a layer of embossed metal inked up with alcohol inks. The metal was a "scrap" from some other project. I save those types of pieces in a drawer and I regularly look through that drawer for elements to use on my cards and projects.
I hope you save some time on Friday to come and hop along with the Technique Junkie Design Team. We have some wonderful projects ready to inspire you!