I kept it simple and used the background embossed card to tell its own story. The stamps are from Verve and the circle from the Nellie Snellen frames. SU's inks, ribbons and card in Melon Mambo. I added the tiny pearls for balance but don't know where they came from.
As I needed some birthday cards I thought I would finally use this image whcih as been laying around for over a year. I created it from a picture in a magazine, covered with packing tape and then immersed in water to softer the paper and transfer the image to the sticky back of the tape. The image is from a tourism advert for the East Coast of Tasmania, and the image of the land inside the bottle (it's wine country) appealed to me. I backed this onto some puce card and then onto a commercial yellow blank. The pearl flourish was laid over the top and the quote layered onto the bottom of the card. Inside has another suitable quote:
Then I started to see what else I could remove from the pile of "this might be useful sometime in the future" that has been gradually getting bigger and bigger on my desk. I found two '$20 notes' which are in fact applications to enter some competition. They arrived in the paper or a magazine sometime last year. I know I have a strange sense of humour so I don't know if others will see this as amusing or not - here it is and the inside sentiment, which is also computer generated. (The candle image is taken from an old birthday card, and the text circle is made with scraps, the black back is from the pearl flourish used in the last card. Waste not, want not!)