Scouring the internet for inspiration I came across this talented lady's website heathertelford.com . Sheer Awesomeness.
I have not been one to make a lot of one layer cards so she has inspired me to try this card using her stamping technique here.
For stamping I used Penny Black's Glory of Modesty and Stampendous' Encouraging Words with Stampin' Up's Crisp Cantaloupe , Tim Holtz's Distress markers and ink pad in Barn Door and Ranger's Archival Ink in jet black.
For masking I tried the masking paper from Inkadinkado . The white cardstock is 110lb cardstock from Michael's.
After completing this card I tried a few more with different colours.
This was fun and the possibilities are endless with background stamps.