I took some time to think about which of several background stamps that I own would be the perfect one and decided on this one from Hero Arts called Classic Fabric Background. I stamped it on a dark charcoal paper and embossed it in white. Then I took some more time to consider what my red element could be, and I kept coming back to a big red rose. This is the first time I've used all the parts of my Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies - I used at least 2 of most of the sizes, to make this as full as I could. The rose is centered with an antique pearl brad that sweet Sue sent me. Then came the sentiment.....I didn't want to overpower the rest of the design, so I settled on this little banner, also from Hero Arts.
supplies: white, charcoal and red cardstock, Hero Arts CG245 Classic Fabric Design, VersaMark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder, 330053 Heydey Sentiments, VersaFine onyx black ink, Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies, Creative Charms Vintage pearl brad
Now if I only had an elegant occasion to use this for!