Monday, November 7, 2016

Enjoy the journey

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

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