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Flower Card with Copics, Distress Inks, Kissing, and more!

Mixed Media Card

Mixed Media Card

I decided to just create a card without making a video, which was kind of relaxing for me. I’m always so concerned about how whatever I do will show in the video. Here’s the card I came up with. The green stamped piece is actually just one flat sheet of paper – the flowers are just colored in and shaded for perspective. And the entire card was made using all white paper! It was so fun to make this card – I used a lot of different techniques and products. I listed everything here in order and added links to helpful sites and products.

  • I created the base of the white card using PaperTrey Ink White paper. I applied Antique Linen distress ink and then used Walnut Stain around the edges.
  • I applied Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Walnut Stain distress inks to more PaperTrey Ink White paper to create the red layer.
  • Now, for the flower piece… I used the Hero Arts Floral Garden cling stamp and the Hero Arts Friend Definition background stamp. I applied Peeled Paint ink to the Floral Garden stamp, then applied Walnut Stain to the Friend Definition stamp. I “kissed” them together, then stamped the Floral Garden onto the paper. You can learn more about kissing in this Hero Arts Kissing Technique page and video.
  • I then colored the flowers in using Copic markers – 3 yellows, 3 reds, and 3 violets.
  • I used the “Trick of the Eye” technique to shade around the flowers for perspective with my Prismacolor colored pencils in chocolate and sienna beige.
  • I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to physically distress the edges of this piece, then applied Walnut Stain to the distressed part of the paper.
  • I applied Platinum Liquid Pearls in little dots to the center of each flower. Let dry overnight!
  • I stamped The Paper Company Studio Thank You stamp using Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink because chalk works way better on these clear stamps.
  • I used my Stampin’ Up! XL Decorative Label Punch to punch out the Thank You, then used Antique Linen and Walnut Stains inks on it. I used beige embroidery thread for the side strings

Hope you like!


  1. wrote on February 5th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Kari Webster

    Love it!! Very vibrant! It is awesome how you used all white cardstock!

  2. wrote on February 16th, 2011 at 7:45 am


    Hi Darlene,

    I found one of your videos on youtube and I’m hooked. They’re really clear and easy to follow and the cards are awesome! I’ve learned about shading especially in your last couple of cards – you make it look so easy 🙂

    This card is gorgeous and if you hadn’t said it was one piece of paper I’d never had known – you’ve got shading down pat!

    Thanks for taking the trouble to make the videos and I look forward to watching many more.

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