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Video Series: One Stamp, Four Ways – Card #4

One Stamp, Four Ways

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Welcome to the final installment of the One Stamp, Four Ways series, where I am using the Cloudy Skies stamp set in four unique ways. I hope you’ve enjoyed the variety of uses I have shown over the last 4 weeks.

Today’s card is definitely outside the box, lol. Are you wondering where the clouds are?

One Stamp, Four Ways

I combined two clouds to make a flower and drew the dimension. With just one distress ink pad and one distress marker, you can get this effect pretty easily. I added a panel of clear embossing on white behind the flowers. Here is a close-up:

One Stamp, Four Ways

I noticed that the striped background I used is no longer available. I think this one and this one would be good substitutes. And even better, they are already designed to the diagonal.

I contacted Simon Says Stamp about the Cloudy Skies set and they said it would be back in stock by Thursday of next week.




To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Distress markers used: Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, and Salty Ocean

Bear Necessities
Cloudy Skies
Altenew Label Love
Altenew Label Love
Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder
Distress Markers
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Worn Lipstick
Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Scattered Straw
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Doodlebug Washi Tape
Doodlebug Washi Tape
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Scotch Masking Tape Roll
Scotch Masking Tape Roll
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 7:07 am


    Hi Darlene! It’s been a long day for me but I’m so glad I decided to watch your video at the end of it. This is my favourite card using the stamp set because it is so unique the way you combined the clouds to make a flower. You never fail to amaze me with your ingenuity. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.

  2. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 8:11 am


    Oh my goodness! I was shocked to see the flowers at first glance and wondered how you pulled it together from the cloud stamps. You are amazing, Darlene. So beautiful. I could not pick a favorite from the series as they are all fabulous. Wishing you and your family a happy Easter.

  3. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Sherry W.

    That’s why I LOVE the idea of one stamp four ways. I would NEVER come up with using clouds to make flowers or using them for anything except clouds. Well done!

  4. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 1:29 pm


    Great tutorial Darlene, but for those of us that do not have the markers, but have the ink pads…could a fine line black marker be used for the doodle lines? Or maybe a fine line brush with a darker shade?
    Thanks for making this ole brain work…love your tutorials.

    • wrote on March 27th, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I think a darker shade marker of any brand would work just fine. It doesn’t have to be a distress marker, since you’re not really using it to blend there. Black would give you a totally different look, but I think it would still be interesting.

      • wrote on March 28th, 2016 at 1:00 am


        Thank you Darlene..I do have some SU markers..I will try that.

  5. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Sandy Joe

    Awesome. Simply awesome. Well done Darlene. Very creative and affective use of stamps

  6. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 1:50 pm


    Lovely, as usual!! You never cease to amaze me with all your creative skills!
    Have a thankful heart and a wonderful Resurrection Day Celebration! He is Risen!!

  7. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm


    Oh, Darlene…were you ever in a box? Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I would never have seen flowers in cloud stamps. Some day I hope to get out of my box and create something unique with a stamp for a purpose other than what it was intended for.


  8. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 1:54 pm


    You are amazingly talented. Never would have used a cloud stamp to make beautiful flowers. Love your card.

  9. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 2:24 pm


    Wow! Just wow! I would have NEVER come up with making flowers from clouds but you made it look so simple! Thanks for sharing all these great tips with us. I can’t wait to see the next card series!!

  10. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 2:25 pm


    Hi! For some reason I’m not able to view the video. Anyone else having the same problem?

    • wrote on March 27th, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Cheryl – did you figure it out? There are a few things you can try here.

      • wrote on March 28th, 2016 at 11:33 am


        Hi Darlene. Yes, I went through the video tab on the top of your website and it worked fine. I don’t know why I couldn’t view it via the link. I’ve never had any problems before.

        Thank you for your response!

  11. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 2:46 pm


    Ha!!! When I saw the title and then the image I thought you had started another series of videos using a different stamp set. Boy, was I fooled, this card is fabulous and beautiful Darlene, I love the vivid colors and the whole layout, very elegant and whimsical at the same time.
    I can’t imagine how you come up with all of this ideas for this beautiful cards using only one stamp set, that is simply awesome.
    Thank you for sharing.
    PS. How’s the unpacking going? I hope everything is slowly but surely being set up in their place. How about your craft room? I’m just itching to see it, all finished and with all your stuff properly placed where it belongs.

  12. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Evelyn B

    Wow! What a unique way to use the cloud stamps. I’m so impressed with your “flowers” and how beautiful they turned out. Like the way you finished off the card. A very pretty card! Now I’ve got to start seeing what I can do with what I have. Thanks for your ideas!!

  13. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Robin L

    I agree with everyone WOW! I was confused too. But what a fantastic way to get more from your stamps. Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration.

  14. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Carol Lucas

    I love your layout for this card, and the flowers are so pretty!

  15. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Carol Mac

    Where do you come up with this stuff?? That card is beautiful! How’s your craft room set up going??? Anxiously awaiting that video!!! Happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny finds you! ?

    • wrote on March 27th, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Carol. Craft room setup is going well! I’ve decided to switch out my bulbs because it’s too much daylight – kind of sterile looking in a way. I’m tackling the closet! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Unfortunately the Easter Bunny found me – Courtney actually made me a special candy hunt, and that pile keeps calling my name.

  16. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 4:47 pm


    Shocking really, flowers from a cloud stamp??? Who would have thunk it?? Good job Darlene. LOVE THE ENTIRE SERIES. Looking forward to the more series!!

  17. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 6:25 pm


    WHAT??????!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me????!!!!!!! That was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How the heck do you see these things that I never would/could???!!!!!!
    SO COOL!!!!!!

    • wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 9:22 pm



  18. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 7:49 pm


    That was brilliant – thanks Darlene!!

  19. wrote on March 25th, 2016 at 9:07 pm


    Very unusual! The clouds made great flowers and the thin strip of black pulled the sentiment in, wonderful.

  20. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 3:44 am


    Very clever! I loved watching the flowers come to life!

  21. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 2:20 pm


    I’m still spechless? you are my hero in Stamping! I’m sooooo glad that I’m a member of your truly amazing site. I just Love all your techniques and Tipps.
    Looking forward for each Post ??
    Happy Easter and all the best to you

  22. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 5:21 pm


    Wow, wow and woweeee
    Your talent and vision are endless. Pure genius with the stamp and depth of colour and dimension you achieved. I’m going to look through my stamp collection and see what I can use in similar ways.
    Enjoy Easter time in your new home Darlene ??

  23. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 6:40 pm


    What à gorgeous and spring card Darlene ! Loooove it and will try Happy Easter !

  24. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 7:19 pm


    WOW!!! AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to go in my cottage and “try” to duplicate this awesomeness! Fun fun fun springy card! Thank you Darlene for your fun videos and teaching us such great techniques with stamps paper etc. I did buy those clouds and I think I have those inks already! So, yay!
    Bella Farfalla

  25. wrote on March 26th, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    robyn rudolph

    Really nicely done! I enjoyed this series a lot. Looking forward to more videos to help me get more out of my stamp sets! Well done!

  26. wrote on March 31st, 2016 at 4:18 pm


    So clever Darlene!
    And a very beautiful cards as usual! Love the idea of using a clear embossed background – stunning!
    Can’t wait to see your lovely craft room, but know it involves a lot of very hard work!

  27. wrote on June 7th, 2016 at 5:33 am


    This is so amazing to me Darlene!!!! I wish I was this creative!!!! Does this come with time, or were you always this creative? Anyway, thanks for all these card series. I just LOVE them!

    • wrote on June 11th, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Irene. Actually, it totally came with time. At the beginning, I couldn’t come up with an idea to save my life. Ha!

      • wrote on June 11th, 2016 at 10:09 am


        I just watched your Q&A the other night and heard you explain that!!! I was very relieved and actually have hope that one day I will also be somewhat creative! 🙂

  28. wrote on October 30th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Carol Mac

    Darlene, can you do another special video series soon? Thanks! ?

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