The Remarkable You stamp set is probably my favorite line art set I own! The images are a great size, wonderful to stand on their own on a simple notecard, to be the focal point of a larger card, or even for larger scrapbooking or 3D items. They’re fun to color, but also look stunning stamped in black ink on white cardstock or tone-on-tone with matching ink and cardstock too!
I used a bold color palette on this birthday card for my good friend, Sara (I hope she loved it as much as I did!). The mixed font greeting is from the awesome set, Endless Birthday Wishes. I LOVE that it’s a photopolymer set so it makes mixing and matching the sentiments especially easy. I would say it’s my 2nd most used set right behind Teeny Tiny Wishes!
The image was one I colored for the 30 day coloring challenge (I’m behind by a couple of days right now). I colored it with Copic markers. I’ve had them for a long time, but rarely used them as I started only using Stampin’ Up! products for several years now. You may or may not know, but Stampin’ Up! introduced our own alcohol-based markers a few years ago and I remembered how much I love coloring with this particular medium. The SU! ones had some issues from the manufacturer and were discontinued, but my love for alcohol-based marker coloring was rekindled! So I pulled them out, googled an image of a calla lily, and took inspiration from there to blend the green, yellow and red. I ended up really pleased with it.
I’m always saying that cardmaking is a process. This card was no different. I’d stumbled upon a sketch I loved when I was researching ideas with the Tap Tap Tap stamp set and wanted to try it with this image. The sketch I was inspired by had the main portion (focal image and vertical and horizontal strip) going from edge to edge on the card. I thought my image was plenty large enough and just started cutting. Before I knew it, it was too narrow to span to the edge and have the vertical strip be the 1″ that I planned. I tried it on a regular A2 card but just didn’t love it with the skinny border on two sides and larger at the top and bottom. So I ended up with a very unique sized card. 4-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ was the finished measurement. I may retry making it another day and cutting the focal image piece 1/4″ larger (width) to see how it would compare to this one!
Anyway, I think the rest of the card is pretty simple, so I’ll just get on to the Cut List and Supplies!
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Crushed Curry Cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 4-1/2″ (base I glued other pieces to)
White Copic-friendly Cardstock: 3″ x 3-1/2″
Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper: 1″ x 3-1/2″
Real Red Cardstock: 1″ x 4″
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