This pretty background is created with the new Houndstooth Card Creator from Spellbinders.
It is in two parts giving you a complete cutting frame that can be used separately to make the base.
Cut it twice and Create a Hinged Card and you are ready to go.
I used the Letterpress Technique with Black Soot Distress Ink on the patterned piece and this is the result.
I added in some Feathers and this would be extremely well suited to any male cards that you have to make.
Wild Orchid Crafts and a black pearl flourish from Want2Scrap
The sentiment has been cut with Lacey Circles which is a really old Spellbinders die but it is one I use time and time again
More tomorrow ...