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Finish My Card Collaboration, Part 1

Finish My Card

Happy Monday All!!

A few weeks ago, Catherine Pooler contacted me about doing a “finish my card” collaboration. I am so excited and honored to work with her on this project! Here’s how it works…

We decided that each of us would create an embellishment with sentiment and snail-mail it to the other person (I’m in Texas and she is in North Carolina). We would then finish each other’s card by creating the base and background.

Today is part 1, where I create the embellishment and Catherine finishes the card. Part 2 will take place on Wednesday, when Catherine will create the embellishment and I will finish the card. I must say that this is kind of a challenging project when you are combining styles on a single card! I’m so excited to be doing this though – it’s good to get out of your comfort zone. 🙂

And believe it or not, as I post this, I have no idea what she’s done – I can’t wait to see!

Alright, so here we go with my creation of the embellishment. A few little fortune cookies:

Fortune Cookies

There will be a direct link to Catherine’s video at the end of my video, or you can scroll down below for a link to her blog post. Enjoy!


So are you ready to see what the finished card looks like? Me too! Head on over the Catherine’s Blog to see.


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Copic colors used: E51, E53, E55

Avery Elle Good Fortune Stamp Set
Good Fortune Stamp Set
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Inkr
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker


  1. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Kristie G.

    These are so cute and fun! So excited to see you do this with Catherine. Love what she created with them and looking forward to Wednesday’s video. 🙂

  2. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Heather North

    How exciting to see two of my favorite youtubers doing a colab! Love the dimension you’ve given your fortune cookie with just your Copic coloring. You are a Copic rockstar!

  3. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 11:00 am

    June K

    That was a lot of fun to watch your half and then what Catherine did with your embellishments.

  4. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Robin in WA

    Great fun watching what you created and then how she used it. Look forward to the reverse installment.

  5. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh WOW!! Darlene, what a fun and fabulous idea. I love the way you did this cookies but that tip for the sentiment was a knock out!! How very super clever. I went to see Catherine’s part and the card looks amazing. This is a wonderful new feature on your blog, we will be showered with tons of ideas from two amazing and creative ladies.
    Thank you so much.

  6. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Carol B

    Love your embellishments and what a great card Catherine made. Can’t wait to see next weeks collaboration.

  7. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    What a great idea working with Catherine in creating this real cute card. Can’t wait until Wednesday for part 2. I love all of your creations so thanks!

  8. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Diana W.

    Such fun! Can’t wait to see more.

  9. wrote on April 21st, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Sara T.

    I think I have used those Copics together in the past and they have never looked that good lol So excited to see what Catherine does with this!! I love it so far!

  10. wrote on April 23rd, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Loll Thompson

    What a fun idea to share the making cards! 🙂 Enjoyed watching all the videos to see the two creative and collaborative cards.

  11. wrote on April 23rd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Kim S.

    Okay, I always love nearly everything you do. But this – this was GENIUS. I loved watching and following along with the process. I LOVED it. Completely. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

  12. wrote on April 25th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Michelle Quinno

    Love this idea! Your coloring is amazing!

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