Whimsical Poppies for Paper Players #424
Hope your day is Amazing - and blog candy reminder

Le Cafe for Color Throwdown and blog candy alert

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  I saw this great color challenge across at Color Throwdown


I love the rich brown textures with the pop of black and white.  Fabulous photo!  I wasn't sure where to go with this, when I discovered a piece of shimmer coffee color paper that I had in my stash.  The shimmery paper and the coffee color set me in the direction of creating a clean and simple card for my honey.   We have just gotten back from a Christmas Caribbean Cruise and breakfast was a highlight for us.  We had breakfast (Lou had croissant and other pastries) on our balcony every morning.  Accompanied by a Mimosa.  What a great way to start the morning!  
Generally, on days when Lou is home, he makes breakfast - with a great pot of tea - for me.  As Lou is traveling for a few days, I thought I would create this card to let him know that I had enjoyed our time together on the ship and that I would miss having him around for breakfast!   And... if you look at the closeup - you will notice that I managed to sneak in some shimmer and shine!  On a masculine card!  WOW!  The world is about to turn on its axis :-)
Here's the first closeup.  You can see the shimmer and shine well on this closeup:
Le Cafe Color Throwdown closeup (1 of 1)
I love the little popped up croissant!
Here's a closeup showing the inset shimmery coffee colored paper - and the black card base.
Le Cafe Color Throwdown closeup2 (1 of 1)
I used my Hero Arts Layering Rectangle dies to create a cut out on the card base.  I backed that with the coffee colored shimmer paper (from Tonic) and then layered that onto the black card base.   I took the focal layer and mounted that onto fun foam.  The croissant was popped with some foam dots.
Here's my card:
Le Cafe Color Throwdown (1 of 1)
I won't show you the inside, as it has a personal message :-) but here's the envelope:
Le Cafe Envelope (1 of 1)
I am so glad that I "found" this Fun Stamper's Journey set when I was doing my clear-out :-)
On a personal note:
In last night's post I promised you a little blog candy fun.  When I was cleaning, I also found that I had a spare stamp set from Ellen Hutson called "Winterscapes".  It's a fabulous background elements set, and I am offering this up as blog candy for one lucky winner.
What do you have to do for the blog candy?   Easy.  Answer this one simple question.... 
  • What place - anywhere in the world - would you most like to visit.   (If you would like to add WHY... then that would be great.... but not a requirement to win the blog candy!

That's it.... simple as can be.    All comments left between now and Friday 1/18 will be eligible and one random winner will be chosen from the comments.

I did get to make 3 cards today, so I will be back tomorrow with another card for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80#.  Black - Recollections.  Speciality coffee/shimmer paper - Tonic Studios
  • Stamps:   Le Cafe - Fun Stamper's Journey
  • Inks:  Copic Markers.  Black Ink - Gina K - Amalgam Ink