I had this idea that it would be interesting to try layering different background stamps. In this sample I stamped some Very Vanilla cardstock with River Rock ink using the Canvas background stamp. Then I stamped with the En Francais stamp in Close to Cocoa right on top of it. I have to admit, I was so upset when French Script retired, but I like En Francais even better. I have no idea what it says, but the font is so pretty. Maybe it's a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
Anyway, then I sponged around the edges with more Close to Cocoa. At that point, I had a really nice background but didn't know where to go from there. So, in staying with the French theme, I pulled out Carte Postale and made the focal point. Add a little antique brass hodgepodge hardware (this hodgepodge finish will be retiring in August) and ribbon and it was done.
This style is different from a lot of the stuff I've done recently. It was nice to do something different.
Thanks for looking.