Speedy Fox and Friends, is to use metal. I have used a sheet of metal for my background layer. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder then added black rhinestones to it.
The stamps I used are from Mark's Finest Paper and Stamps: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement set. Please go visit and join in at:
You will find the other designer's samples there to get more inspiration.