I wanted to see how this might work for a holiday card (surprise, it does!):
I had a few folks ask me how I did the border, and it couldn't be easier. It's easiest to show, however, with a video. My video shows how to do the ruffled border and how to make those adorable holly leaves.
Here is the final card that I was working on in the video. The background is subtle, but more pronounced in real life:
I'd love to see what you make using this technique! If you don't already have a tiny attacher, check it out at Amazon, or my previous blog post where I review it and show another sample card. If you like the background stamp, check out the 2011 WOW Holiday set. The greeting stamp is from the Angels on High collection.