I was honored & thrilled to have my card voted a top pick for last week's MUSE challenge--took awhile for my feet to hit the ground! The Muse this week is Laurie Willison--a great designer who gave us a wonderful card for inspiration. I used her basic layout & kraft card base along with a sentiment stamped in black, a black ribbon & colored punched accent. I substituted cream for the white & used my Penny Black berry wreath stamp instead of flowers in the corner. I wanted a card to send to a couple, so needed it to be appropriate for a guy. I remembered using bleach on a man's birthday card several years ago & he really liked it. I think this image has a neat look stamped in bleach. The sentiment is also Penny Black. I substituted some piercing for the faux stitching & lightly inked the piece with Memento Toffee Crunch. The card & panel edges are inked with VersaMagic Gingerbread. The red piece is done with an EK Success punch & the bottom was trimmed with scissors for the look I wanted. Finished off with a piece of black grograin ribbon & a bit of twine. Glad you took time to come by. Enjoy your weekend--I'll be working--more money for stamps--LOL!