This card is for my very dear friend Carol Chiaramonte whose birthday is today! A few years ago, she gifted me with a collection of cigar labels gleaned by her mother Priscilla who worked in a cigar factory for many years. It was time to put a few of them to use . . .
Much like postage stamps, cigar labels are miniature works of art, and it was fun to play with them for this layout. I thought the two reclining figures at the bottom left looked like they were taking their ease under the shade of the palm tree. But, while I had envisioned different results for the stamped background, the images came out a lot more subdued than I had wanted. So we'll just call it a watermark and step briskly along . . .
Cardstock: Marcos #110 Jute, Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Balmy Breezes set, The Moon Rose Script
Background, Making Memories “Enjoy the Journey”
Inks: Distress Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint,
Archival Leaf Green
Emb Powder: Vippie’s Transcendence
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames,
Emb Folder: Darice Crackle
Doo Dads: Cigar Labels