The stamp used here is a background stamp, but is now the focal point of the card.
I used Glimmer Mists to create a shimmery background, then stamped the Merry Christmas stamp with VersaMark and embossed with fineline black.
The layer in is black, gold gift wrap and a nutmeg brown. A white card base was used.
So background stamps are not just for backgrounds. Hmmm - I have been told by an authority that a true crafter disregards all the rules and voids all the warranty's when they are truly creating. Yup, I agree.
AND boy is it a lot of fun.