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Offset Arrows Card

Offset Arrows

Offset Arrows

Happy New Year!

Welcome to LiveLoveCards!! For today’s post, I created a “Hello” card for you. The video is short and sweet because the card was really easy to make. If I was going to make this card for a man, I would go with blue and purple distress inks, or maybe blue and green. I used Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire on THIS CARD, which blended quite nicely.

I did some ink blending for the background. For tips on how to get the best coverage, check out my Ink Blending 101 post.

Because I used the negative portion of the die cut, I have lots of leftover arrows. I will be using them on my next card (come back to visit Wednesday for that), but I also put them in a cellophane bag to use in my scrapbooking. You can color them to match your pages.

I wish you all a very healthy and blessed 2015!! May you make tons of cards. 🙂



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

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SSS Mod Arrows
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Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink
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Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pearls
Copic Sketch 110 Marker
Copic Sketch 110 Marker
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
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Magnetic Platform
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Ranger Craft Sheet
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Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
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ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 9:26 am


    I have been a fan of yours for 2 years now, so joined the community today! Congratulations on your new venture.

    The tip you threw in about using your Stamp a Majig to assist in case you need to re-stamp is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing THAT brainstorm. I know I will put that tip to use!

    Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity.

    • wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 9:35 am

      mary w

      I agree with you and was so surprised by that tip and could have used it hundreds of times before. Why didn’t I think of it before?

  2. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 9:33 am

    mary w

    Cute and easy card. I just joined since I think your site is so organized that it will be easy for me to find and make similar cards using the user friendly resources. I’m trying to make more cards this year so this is a great way to be inspired!

  3. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 1:31 pm


    So excited for you! Hope you get tons of subscribers!! I look forward to learning so much – you are definitely one of my favorite cardmakers to follow!

  4. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Carol Held

    Well, I am looking forward to all you card tutorials in the future Darlene. You have my middle name, so I like to use it…lol..Thanks for your kind giveaway, and the time that goes into creating this new adventure. I know you will be a huge success. Where can you go, and get such awesome tutorials for such a low cost?

  5. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    A 'Nita's Idea

    Been a fan of yours for years! Can’t let time go by without looking to see what you’re up to. In fact, vacationing in Hawaii, and still checking in! I joined your venture for the entire year! Good luck!

  6. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 2:44 pm


    Just getting started with card making & accidentally found your site…so glad I did. Can’t wait to learn your great techniques. Good Luck with your new venture.

  7. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 2:52 pm


    Love your new site. Can’t wait for Wednesday! !

  8. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 2:56 pm


    Woo Hoo Darlene, finally it’s here, I wish you all the best on this new venture, I know you will be fabulous.
    Thank you for all you’ve done, you are one amazing and talented and sweet artist.
    Many hugs.

  9. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 3:03 pm


    I was so excited to finally see you launching your new blog that I forgot to comment about this fabulous card. I love the way you sponge the ink, it always looks so even and perfectly blended. The arrow die is fabulous, you get to projects out of it, great bargain.
    Thank you again Darlene.

  10. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Carol B

    Love your new site and so excited it finally launched. I have been gone all day and what a nice surprise to come home to. Your videos are the best and have learned so much from you. Love the arrow card, great for m any occasions.

  11. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 10:40 pm


    Just wanted to comment on your header for this new blog, how creative! Love the graphics and full name of the blog and how the red highlights ‘i (heart) cards’!! Just love that! = )

  12. wrote on January 5th, 2015 at 11:47 pm


    So excited to see what’s to come on your new site! I’ve only been following you for a couple of years, and I’ve learned so much. Thank you for all that you share with us!

  13. wrote on January 6th, 2015 at 5:25 pm


    Just heard about your site from my sister and I joined your new card adventure too! I am sure I will learn a lot. Really liked your arrow card. Thanks for sharing.

    • wrote on January 7th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks for joining Karen!

  14. wrote on January 11th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Monica Maier

    Absolutely love the card Darlene! Don’y know what it is about arrows but I love them. Thanks for sharing.

  15. wrote on January 12th, 2015 at 3:01 pm


    Hello Darlene thank you for the video. I’m watching from my iPad and the quality is … Not great at all, do you have any tips? I also miss the “like” button 😀

    • wrote on January 12th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Mamandine, have you tried clicking the HD button on the player? It will switch from High Def to Standard Def. Let me know if that helps you.

      • wrote on January 14th, 2015 at 9:19 pm


        Hello Darlene thanks for your reply. There is no had button, no option at all. I do not have that problem on your last video with the red bird though so yeay!!!

        • wrote on January 14th, 2015 at 9:20 pm


          No HD button I meant

          • wrote on January 14th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

            Darlene DeVries

            It is just to the right of the bar that shows you where you are time-wise in the video. Do you not see it? If you want to send me a screenshot of it, it would help. I’m glad you didn’t have issues with the red bird one!

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