I am teaching a class at Bella Art in Johnston, RI demonstrating this background technique (stencil mono print with distress ink)- you can sign up here.
Some texture was added with Wendi Vecchi's Black embossing paste using the 1 & the 7 (for LUCKY 17) from Tim's stencil Numbered. Of course I had to add a clover to give it that Luck O' the Irish feel - stamped with distress ink and water from the Stamps of Life set shamrocks4us. The sentiment- I love this one- is from the idea-ology Small Talk stickers.
You can join in on the fun- the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge here:
I am also entering this card into the Creative Card Crew Challenge: 82 Green. They have a new challenge every other Tuesday-check out their link above to play along.