supplies: Tim Holtz Doily stencil, worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress inks, Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, & the Happy and The Big, the Bold, and You, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, silver and irridescent sequins
What's really nice about these stamps that I didn't realize when I bought them is that the small words included along with the big handwritten ones allow you to make almost any sentiment that you can think of.
Since this is a feminine card with the lacey background, I thought I'd make a masculine one to balance it out:
supplies: Darice Simple Interlock embossing folder, watercolor paper, peacock feathers, salty ocean, and mowed lawn distress inks, The Big, the Bold, and the Happy, Versafine Onyx Black ink, MME black enamel dots
Thanks so much to Karen for pointing me in the direction of Audrie's tutorial, where she explains how to use an embossing folder as a kind of stencil to make your own backgrounds. I had a fun time playing with some of my folders. This result was my favorite. Try it, it's really fun, and it's another use for all those embossing folders that you may not be using so much anymore!