Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Remarkable You Card - Fab Friday #93

Summer is winding down, but I'm not quite ready for Fall yet. I love the bright green leaves on the trees, and the vibrant colors of the Summer flowers. School has already started for some of the elementary school kids, and it starts in about a week and a half for the older kids, including my youngest son. In fact, he has been going to the high school for a couple of days now, to get some extra training for one of his CTE classes. (CTE stands for Career and Technical Education, I think.) He has been loving it. I think it is because they are feeding him pizza and candy bars, though! Anyway, keep it coming, Summer!

Well, here is my card today. I was checking out some of the challenge blogs that I follow, and I decided to participate in the Fab Friday challenge ( It is a sketch this week, and I love it! Here is my card:

All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp sets: Remarkable You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Early Espresso, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, 
Smoky Slate
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Blender Pens, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/2" Circle Punch, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Dimensionals

Here is the challenge logo with the sketch:

I stamped the leaf image from Remarkable You in Early Espresso and then colored it in by squeezing my ink pad to get a "puddle" of ink on the lid. I then used my Blender Pen to color in the leaves using Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, and a touch of Daffodil Delight. I wanted the branch to have a bit of a shadow, so I used my Aqua Painter brush and a bit of Smoky Slate along one edge. Using the Aqua Painter gave me a much lighter swash of color, just right for a bit of shadow. The small punched circles along the bottom of the greeting are in reference to the colors I used in the leaves. They also add a nice little pop of color without being too overwhelming.

Well, I hope you like my card today. Leave me a comment, if you did!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. I love those bright greens of summer too!! Your coloring of the leaves is beautiful! I feel like I can never get my colors that vibrant but I must try again after seeing this card. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I find that I get the more intense colors when I use the Blender Pens. I used my Aqua Brush when I did the shadow because I wanted a softer, less intense color. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Oh wow, your coloring pops beautifully! And I love your use of the circles underneath - what a great idea! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thank you so much, Heather! That is so kind of you to say. Thanks for visiting!

  3. So pretty! It just looks refreshing with the colors! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Mindy! I enjoyed playing along over at Fab Friday! Thanks for visiting!