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Valley Berries

Hi All!

I think this card holds the record for the least amount of supplies used! When I first got this Valley Berries stamp, I was planning to use it as a silhouette against a colorful background. I still think it would make a beautiful silhouette – maybe purples and blues in the background with some snow. But, I decided I wanted it to be colorful, so I colored it with my Stampin’ Up! markers. I was really surprised at how nice the image came out.

I used an adhesive glittery cardstock by Core’dinations. It’s more like a microglitter texture – very smooth. The one I purchased comes in 12″x24″ size. Just peel and stick! It’s hard to capture how shimmery it is, but here is a close-up:

Valley Berries

I made this card into a generic “thinking of you”, but it could also be holiday or even sympathy. I really liked the crisp feel of the white and silver.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Stampin’ Up! markers used: Real Red and Early Espresso

Memory Box Valley Berries
Memory Box Valley Berries
Altenew Bejeweled
Altenew Bejeweled
Stampin' Up! Full Marker Set
Stampin’ Up! Markers
Silver Glitter Cardstock
Silver Glitter Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso Ink
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Very nice! Simple, but very classy.

  2. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    D Furlong

    Elegantly simple! I notice that the red berries have a glittery gloss to them in the close-up photo. It looks like you embossed them but the video doesn’t show that step. Do the Stampin-Up markers give that glossy, slightly bumpy texture that the photo shows?

    • wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 6:51 pm


      Good question! I noticed this as well.

    • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 8:04 am


      I noticed the same thing. The flowers looked very shiny in the closeup picture.

    • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes, I see it does look a little glossy/bumpy in the photos, but it’s actually just flat. What you see is where the ink didn’t cover the whole area. That just goes to show you how leaving white in your image when coloring can add a new dimension!

  3. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 6:50 pm


    Love this card! Interesting way to use the marker(s). I have, however, just about every set of markers except for SU’s. Feeling guilty enough without buying more markers. I am sure Copics would not be a good substitution…your suggestion(s), if any, please. (If no substitutions, I could of course purchase these two…)

    • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Darlene DeVries

      No, the Copics wouldn’t work with this technique. I’ve seen others use the Tombow markers. I think most water-based markers should work. However, the distress markers don’t perform as well with stamp coloring (they just have different properties when it comes to water).

  4. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 7:18 pm


    Really pretty card! I was wondering, when you spritzed the stamp off camera, were you holding the MISTI vertically (parallel to the spray bottle, but perpendicular to the floor), or horizontally? Or does it really matter which way the stamp is when you do that? Hope that makes sense! 🙂 Love the color depth you got with those markers. Tfs! ~ Andrea

    • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Darlene DeVries

      I held up the Misti, perpendicular to the floor. I’m not sure it matters how you hold it, but I felt like I could get further away with more control by holding it up.

  5. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 7:45 pm


    Sweet card. I agree. It could be used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing.

  6. wrote on September 26th, 2015 at 1:03 am


    Another beautiful simple card! It looked worth the time to ink your stamp twice!! Thanks Darlene, I learn something new every video!!

  7. wrote on September 26th, 2015 at 2:58 am


    Have been enjoying the Tuscan countryside and today we decided to just relax and catch our breath. So of course I wanted to check in to see what you had in store for us. I really love this card. It has a Japanese feel to it and gives such a lovely image. Haven’t seen any card making supplies in Italy yet but am still looking! Ciao!

    • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hope you’re having fun Connie!

      • wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 11:27 am


        Italy is not for the faint-hearted! Few speak English, the Tuscan roads are narrow and winding with many blind corners, and shopping in a grocery store has its challenges. But the people are mainly very friendly, the food and wine are wonderful, and we are having lots of adventures along the way! Ciao!!

  8. wrote on September 26th, 2015 at 1:32 pm


    I love this card!
    Very elegant, and versatile, but yet so easy.
    Thank you Darlene!

  9. wrote on September 26th, 2015 at 8:11 pm


    Love the simplicity and beauty of this card! I really like this stamp, it could even be a Marry Christmas Card. Thanks Darlene

  10. wrote on September 27th, 2015 at 1:18 pm


    Very pretty! The glitter paper was a nice addition. TFS!! =)

  11. wrote on September 28th, 2015 at 9:14 pm


    The Misti was one of the best things I bought from your videos. Pricey, but so worth it. I have noticed some lines in the lid but it is treated like gold and never dropped. etc…

  12. wrote on September 30th, 2015 at 4:37 pm


    Loved your card!!!! You’re making me want a misti!!!

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