I'm sorry to let my peeps down.. I'm not able to send out today because I spent so much time rushing around last night that I forgot to bring the cards to work today to mail out and I'm not going home 'til much later!!
I will for sure be sending tomorrow!!
And to answer your question, kikigirl, I did use the same technique for these ones (the Emperor would totally match your Empress!) and it usually takes me around 1-2 hours altogether for each card (depending on how detailed and layered I feel like making it).