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Stretching Your Sentiment


Hi All,

I thought it would be fun to use the sentiment as an object. It kind of reminds me of all those school house rock videos (remember “conjunction, junction, what’s your function?”). Anyhoo, you could use any large sentiment stamp or die, and put anything on it… a flower pot, a butterfly, a bird, or in my case, a raccoon!

Since the sentiment is an object, I put it on a tabletop, which I just sketched out with my markers. I tried to keep the rest of the card clean and simple since I had a lot of detail in the focus area.

I added some enamel accents to his eyes to make them pop. Here is a close-up:


By the way, I used this frame set recently on THIS CARD. If you ever want to see a list of cards that use a specific product, just enter that product into the search box at the top of the right margin and hit enter.




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Copic colors used: C1, C4, C6, C9, 0, R22, R27, W1

Three Amigos
Three Amigos
MFT Love You More
MFT Love You More
Taylored Expressions Frames
Taylored Expressions Frames
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Black Enamel Accents
Black Enamel Accents
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Mary Jane

    Totally adorable! just the cutest card!

  2. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 1:09 pm


    That set is adorable – I really need to get it! Thanks for another great card and tutorial. Have a great weekend!

  3. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Carol B

    Great way to use a sentiment. Love today’s card, so sweet. Happy holidays
    To you and your family.

    • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you, Carol. Same to you!

  4. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 2:36 pm


    So cute! I have this stamp set and this gives me a new way to use it…helps to justify my purchase. LOL!

  5. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 2:52 pm


    Love the products and the card. I love what you do.

  6. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 3:49 pm


    This is great….loved schoolhouse rock!! Do you remember how to sing the Constitution? So helpful during tests at school. Awesome card.

    • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Terri – is it something like “I’m only a bill, sittin’ here on capitol hill…”

      • wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 7:48 pm


        Close!!!! I remember that one too….no, it’s the actual “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union”……good memory though!!!

  7. wrote on November 13th, 2015 at 9:03 pm


    What an adorable card!

  8. wrote on November 14th, 2015 at 1:06 am


    Put similar comment in the Forum too but thought it might get lost there! The Auzz Trinklets website in Australia has 2 of those cute raccoon stamp sets for $19 each with free postage. Thought some of my Aussie friends might want to grab one so they can try to replicate this cute card!

  9. wrote on November 14th, 2015 at 7:52 am


    Wonderful way to use that little critter. He’s adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  10. wrote on November 15th, 2015 at 8:51 am


    Ha, Ha!!! That School House Rock…..ROCKED!!!! Every time this was on tv. and the girls were watching, I rushed to sing along, such fun!!
    And I love, love this little critters, oh my!!! they are so adorable, this little Raccoon looks fabulous standing on that sentiment, what a great idea Darlene.
    I’ve been wondering about the Enamel Accents…..how long does this stuff take to dry? Is it like the same as the Crystal Effects or Glitter Glue? It’s a fantastic detail when I see it in cards, some people make them big or small or teeny tiny, they look real pretty.
    Thank you for the great idea and another great video.

    • wrote on November 16th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria! Yes, it’s about the same drying time as the other products you mentioned. It’s very shiny and dark – a great way to add more dimension.

      • wrote on November 16th, 2015 at 8:37 pm


        Thanks Darlene, I love that the bottle has that very fine tip, I will give this a try.

  11. wrote on November 18th, 2015 at 10:36 am


    Adorable card!!! Funny how I can use all my old fabric paint for ‘enamel accents’. (I still have a whole box of them. LOL) :b

    Thanks for sharing, Darlene!!

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