A return to my favorite elements of Khaki, Cream, Black and lots of text . . .
After stamping the text background, I cut out the rectangular window and mounted the text layer over some black cardstock. I had to guess as to where I wanted the window and hindsight tells me I should have positioned it lower than it is. In order to add weight to the bottom and improve the balance of the layout, I decided to give the vase something to stand on. It started out to be a flourished strip but since this is a guy card, I snipped off the frou frou, leaving an irregular edge. I think it worked!
Cardstock: Marcos Jute, Nicole Licorice, Scrap Cream
Stamps: Hero Friend Definition, KaiserCraft Marble
Inks: Hero Black, ColorBox Cream White
Emb Pwdr: Stamp-n Stuff Ivory Pearl
Dies: Lil Inker Stitched Mats Rectangles, Goodculler Stitched
Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Mega Gracious Vases,
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Frantic Stamper Journey,
Gemini Opulent Swirls
Doo Dads: Twig, Foamiran, Viva Pearl Pen Cream