I created a panel strip with the Technique Junkie Hats Off background stamp http://techniquejunkies.com/hats-off/. I chose the section of the stamp that had the larger hats. I used the Houndstooth Check Technique Junkie background stamp http://techniquejunkies.com/houndstooth-check/ with a dark brown ink on a light tan card stock.
Then I wondered what colors to use for layering and just couldn't decide. I knew I wanted to tie a ribbon around the panel -- but what ribbon? So I chose this ribbon with dark brown, pink and green stripes. Then I used oink and light green papers to match for the layer. Have you ever done that -- used ribbon as the basis for choosing your layering? Usually i do just the opposite I choose the ribbon to go with the colors I chose to use. So this was a different way to decide on my ribbon for this card.
Have a great day and get inky!