Have you noticed this new background stamp in the Stampin' Up! catalog? It might not strike you as one that would be interesting to use at first glance, but if you like to do elegant cards you should put this one on your wish list! The stamp is called 'I Love Lace' and you can see that it really steps up this card!
For the art piece I stamped one of the stamps from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink. Then I punched a circle from a sticky note and masked off the lower right corner before sponging it with Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and crushed curry ink. I mounted it on the black for contrast with the Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo paper layers. The 'I Love Lace' stamp is stamped about halfway up the Melon Mambo background paper, then a Basic Black punched Dotted Ribbon Border was added along the top.
This card looks like it takes a lot of time, but really it's not bad. The most time consuming part is cutting the paper layers, so really it goes together quickly.
Here's a list of the products that I used for this card: