And here is my fourth and final inspiring idea, this one following the theme of "Simply Scent-sational." I found this card to be especially fun to make, because I knew that Ben (my darling hubby) would get a big kick out of it. You see, Ben is afraid of very few things... but he is afraid of skunks. He has a terrible fear -- verging on an irrational fear -- of getting sprayed (on his person) by a skunk.
He has had this fear for as long as I have known him, but poor Ben... over the past several years, since we've lived in our house, he has had to have more than one close encounter with one of these black and white critters. I chuckle to think about the various incidents. I remember him calling me one morning early last spring, on his way to work. He sounded a bit rattled. He told me that he had just gotten into his car smelling a faint "eau de skunk" as we call it... upon backing out of the driveway he was quite horrified to see that under his car, the whole time, had been sitting one of these stinky little critters. This close encounter was... er... a little too close to home. Though he came out unscathed (and smelling like roses... or Old Spice, rather), he still spent a lot of time checking under his car in the weeks and months to come... and worrying that the next time he would not be so lucky...
ANYWAY, I digress. I made this card with Ben in mind, and when I showed it to him, he laughed. My goal was achieved.
This card highlights two of the new A Muse paper colors (Watermelon & Fern, both in 8.5"x11"), as well as a small bit of French Roast. I used three A Muse images (Skunk, Seedlings, and Scent-sational Day) and A Muse Sheer Palm ribbon. I used one black Twinkle Sticker (from A Muse). Inks are A Muse Dye Black and Memento Bamboo Leaves (a new favorite of mine). The skunk got a little dimension with a Cool Shadow Copic marker and a bit of ultrafine glitter. Oh, and I used several EK Success paper punches, too.