Just to prove that inspiration can strike anywhere, this card was inspired by a pair of bright underpants belonging to one of my sons! The garment is soberly coloured but topped by a zingy striped, wide, elastic waistband and I thought the combination would make a great card. I used the gorgeous new Midnight Muse for the card base and three more of the new 2012-2014 in-colours for the stripes. Normally it takes me a while to get used to the in-colours but I've taken to this year's like a duck to water.
Here's a close up of that wonderful birthday sentiment from Perfect Punches. I coloured different elements of the image with my in-colour markers, stamped and punched - the easiest way to add a sentiment I know!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: 2012-2014 in-colour markers
Card stock: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Other: Extra large oval punch
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The highlight of my weekend was that Downton Abbey was back - yay! Watching a TV programme isn't really that easy in our house of course and, although my daughter and I made it clear to the rest of the family that we'd be watching, EVERYBODY managed to interrupt except my oldest son (who, ever the opportunist, took the chance to settle in for an xBox session!) When I said I must remember to thank him, my daughter suggested (sarcastically) that I make him a card... Hmmm, not sure whether 'Thank you for not interrupting me while I was watching Downton' cards would take off - or would they?!
See you tomorrow,