I've discovered another technique I haven't tried - Molten Pearls. (You can see a video of the technique here, in the SNS Tips and Techniques section.) And what makes it even better is that it's published in the Creative Color for Card Making 2013 edition of CardMaker magazine! (Squealing with delight! You can see it for youself on page 100.) I've done a step by step photo tutorial as well.
To create this card, I used the Bamboo Floral Vase stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle. You can also get it in the Asain Leaf Robe stamp set.
Once you're happy with it, ink up your image with Versamark and stamp it directly onto the embossed shape. Cover it with a different color embossing powder (I used Forest Green), and heat emboss. The new layer melts into the base layer and looks so cool.
The photo on the right is what it looks like when you're finished.
To complete the card, I matted it onto black cardstock using the next size up nesting die and used the third size up to cut a piece of vintage book page for my larger mat (I just turned it on it's side). The seam binding ribbon was colored with Dylusions Ink Sprays and I added a vintage button threaded with paper floss on top.
If you haven't tried this technique yet, you really should. I couldn't stop with just one card.