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:
I love the little popped up croissant!
Here's a closeup showing the inset shimmery coffee colored paper - and the black card base.
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:
I won't show you the inside, as it has a personal message :-) but here's the envelope:
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.
- 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