hi There - thanks for stopping by - I had this background stamp sitting in my box - of 'what to make' when I decided to add Tim Holtz guy onto it. I embossed the man with some swirls. The stamp is from Impression Obsession... Bit of Distress walnut around the edges - then layered onto black cardstock which has been roughed up around the edges. The saying is also from Tim Holtz small talk.