Challenges are such a great way to get inspired and it was just how I felt playing along with the January Challenge (Highlighted Background) over at LiveLoveCards - http://livelovecards.com/ - hosted by the incredibly talented Darlene DeVries.
For my background and primary image.. I used an older background stamp in my stash from The Montage Collection - K-3107 ( I have no idea if it is even available anymore as the date on the stamp is 2000)
I stamped the background in Yellow Ochre Chalk Ink by Color Box. I stamped it again in VersaFine Black Onyx Ink and fussy cut the main image from that..
I offset the focal image on an A2 card..threw in some hearts that I punched from an assortment of punches in my stash... added some Glossy Accents here and there.. outlined the image with a black liner pen, added my sentiment... et Voila!