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Delicate Heart

Delicate Heart

Hi All!

I used my Zig markers in a very easy way to create this card. It’s almost like cheating because I barely did anything, lol.

I love this Simon Says Stamp Cora Background stamp, which I also used on these cards. It’s just so pretty and delicate. I thought pearls and ribbon would go nicely with it. Here is a close-up of the watercolor:

Delicate Heart

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Heart widths, at widest point 3 1/2, 4 inches 8.9, 10.2 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Zig markers used: Violet, Light Violet

Cora Background
Cora Background
Litte B Heart Dies
Little B Heart Dies
Thoughtful Messages
Thoughtful Messages
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Linen Thread
Stampin' Up! Pearls
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Fog Cardstock
Fog Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 7:43 am


    What a very pretty feminine card! I couldn’t help wondering though how the tips of your markers handled the rough heat embossed background stamp. Apparently it didn’t cause any problem even though I would’ve been hesitant to use them for fear it would damage their tips.

    • wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 12:30 pm


      The tips of these markers are very flexible – like a paintbrush. So, no issues at all!

      • wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 7:31 pm


        Thanks Darlene!

  2. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 1:32 pm


    Great card! And it was fun to see a little face pop onto the screen for a quick hello!

  3. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Brenda L.

    Beautiful card Darlene and I loved seeing how easy it was. It doesn’t look easy though! Hugs, Brenda

  4. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 3:27 pm


    When I saw the photo, before I watched the video, I thought you had used 3 colors on the background. Then to find out you just used the 2 violets–amazing! I love how you were able to fade the color out on the watercolor panel. I’m curious how well that pearl will stay on the linen thread bow? If I did this, I would be inclined to squirt a little Multi Medium Matte or Perfect Paper Adhesive under the pearl, just to make sure it holds tight. Maybe the adhesive on the Stampin’ Up pearls is stronger than on the ones Hobby Lobby sells. 🤔 Great card, & I really like how you offset the heart instead of sticking it smack dab in the middle. Thanks for sharing this–hopefully all your subsequent cards will be so easy on you! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 3:45 pm


    Love how feminine this is. I haven’t used my nesting hearts in a while, so… good idea. 🙂

  6. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 4:31 pm


    How very pretty! It looks like it would have taken hours to make. Wow!

  7. wrote on August 11th, 2017 at 4:34 pm


    I think I just found my Valentine’s Day card. It’s never too early to start thinking about all these winter holidays that come one right after another. Thanks, Darlene.😁

  8. wrote on August 12th, 2017 at 6:04 am


    This is just beautiful! I have the zig markers so great to learn about ways to use them. Tell Courtney hello, hope she is enjoying summer vacation and I’m sending her greetings all the way from Ireland!

    • wrote on August 14th, 2017 at 1:44 pm


      Hi Mairead! I relayed your message to Courtney and she said “Wow! Thank you!”

  9. wrote on August 12th, 2017 at 11:38 am


    I really like this card. It is so pretty but not “tizzy” and a great opportunity to get out the heart dies. Thanks Darlene for yet another lovely card.

  10. wrote on August 12th, 2017 at 11:41 am


    Oh, and hello to Courtney from Australia.

    • wrote on August 14th, 2017 at 1:45 pm


      Hi Glenis. Courtney says hello and thinks it’s “so cool” that someone in Australia would say hello to her! Thank you!

  11. wrote on August 13th, 2017 at 9:37 pm


    This card is so pretty! I agree about the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! They make watercoloring effortless!

  12. wrote on August 14th, 2017 at 12:54 pm


    Love this card. Don’t really have any heart dies, but I’m going to get some so that I can case your card. Everything about this card screams LOVELY!! Thank you Darlene

  13. wrote on August 19th, 2017 at 8:40 am


    This is such a lovely card! Thanks, it is really up my alley!
    And enjoyed the sweet little face – Hello from South Africa, Courtney!!

    • wrote on August 26th, 2017 at 10:38 am


      Thank you Vee! I relayed the message and she was excited to hear from someone so far away!

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