I am a sucker for background stamps. I love them! They add so much to a card, or scrapbook page, even if you can't see the entire image. My most frequently used backgrounds are more about texture than image. For example, I love the Aida cloth stamp and the Canvas stamp -- it just adds a bit more to whatever project I am making.
My new fav background, however, does not fall into the above category. I love the Baroque stamp because the image is so large! I think it is a gorgeous stamp all by itself. Below is a card we made last month during stamp club ... and I'm sure I cased it from someone off SCS - but I dont' know who! It's simple, two layers and a short piece of taffeta ribbon, but it's classically elegant as well.
Supplies: Baroque background stamp; Blue Bayou, Artichoke, Vanilla cardstock; tag corner punch, key tag punch; vanilla taffeta ribbon; Blue Bayou classic ink.