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Wednesday’s Card: Copics on Patterned Paper

100th Video

100th Video

Hi All!

Welcome to my 100th card video! This week I thought I would try something new and different. I used Copic markers on top of patterned paper. The paper I used was Stampin’ Up! specialty paper, so it also has glitter on it. You could use pretty much any paper you have on hand – three patterns. But, make sure they are not too dark in color.

I mention this in the video… I know this rose seems really complicated, but when you break it down petal by petal, it’s very easy and you can do it!!

I’ve been sick the last few days, so I’ve been doing some strange things. I made my video live yesterday for awhile by accident – not sure how long it was, but some of you got a sneak peek! I try to get everything for my post ready in advance so I just have to click a few buttons on Wednesday morning.

Anyway, thanks for all your support on the first 100 videos… here’s to the next 100!! Have a great week. 🙂


Other Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R29, R81, R93, RV10
  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


  1. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Jayme Ziemer

    Darlene, you’ve outdone yourself again!! That is my favorite DSP!!

  2. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:17 am


    That is absolutely gorgeous! It takes my breath away. I’m definitely going to attempt to copy your idea. Thanks for another great project!

  3. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:19 am


    congratulations on your 100th card video! I think this card is gorgeous!!!

  4. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:21 am


    Wow, what a beautiful card!! Love it! You raised the bar again!!

  5. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Kathy Rittler

    congratulations. 100 vidoes is quite a feat. You are so talented and I am so glad I found your site.

  6. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:45 am


    Congratulation on your 100th video!!! Well done! You should be very proud of yourself. I love this so pretty and feminine.

  7. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Sue McRae

    Beautiful card and congrats on your 100th video!

  8. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Joan Van Leeuwen

    What a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m going to try this myself. Congrats on your 100th Video. You are a great teacher.

  9. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:14 am


    Congratulations on video # 100….. so glad I found your blog. Look forward to Wednesdays to see what you have created for us. Keep up the good work : )

  10. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:34 am


    Congrats on the 100th video! Love love LOVE the card!!

  11. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:37 am


    Congrats on your 100th video!! Beautiful card. I bought that Fifth Ave. Floral set a long time ago since I’ve seen so many lovely cards made with it but I have not even used it yet! Too many stamps… not enough time!!! LOL!

  12. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Carol B

    Your video’s are always great…love your 100th, congrats. Your card has a real WOW factor, love it.

  13. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Terri (blindstamper)

    Congrats on reaching 100 videos…actually, I should say tahnk you because I love them so much! Gorgeous card too!

  14. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Ruth Norton

    This is a beautiful card!!! Just stunning!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!! Congrats on 100 videos! Here’s to many more!

  15. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Sue Alg

    This card is beautiful. Congrats and I hope I can see another 100!!

  16. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Nadine B

    Thank you for all your wonderful videos. How nice of you to share your talent and ideas with us.

  17. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Brenda Urbanik

    Hi Darlene! What a really beautiful card! Love that Rose stamp and colouring onto the patterned paper really looks fantastic! Love the idea of punching up smaller squares and rearranging them and THEN stamping. Fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Margaret in WI

    THIS is why I love Wednesdays!!! Thank you for another terrific video and congratulations on your #100!

  19. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Sandy Christman

    Congratulations on a beautiful card and your 100th.

  20. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 4:13 pm


    Congratulations on your 100th video. I only found your blog recently. I love your creativity. And I’ve used several of your patterns and my friends are so impressed. Thank you for making me look good! And I recently started Zumba classes. You are right, it is addictive in a good way.

  21. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Lori Wallace

    Love your designs! I can’t wait for the next 100 videos! 🙂

  22. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 5:57 pm


    Love the card! I think it might actually be the ink you used to ink the edges of the individual squares that bled onto your Copic markers. You have to be careful what inks you use with them or you can ruin them and will have to keep replacing the tips.

  23. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 6:00 pm


    Oh Darlene, this card is breathtaking!! You picked a terrific card to highlight your 100th anniversary!! I love the way you broke it down for us – makes a beautiful card seem oh so do-able!

  24. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 8:41 pm


    I agree with Margaret ~ you help make Wednesdays wonderful in Wisconsin! Congrats on 100 videos. Your passion & talent are clearly displayed in your work.
    On to 101 . . . and beyond!!!!!

  25. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Dixie C.

    Darlene, another beautiful card! Great tips on the use of Copics. Congratulations on your 100th video!! You’ve given me lots if inspiration!

  26. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:14 pm


    For me, You are the best. I love your creativity. Congratulation for your 100th vídeos!!!

  27. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Lillian R


    Congratulations on your 100th video. Your card is beautiful!! I love the colors. Can’t wait to try this one. You make it look so easy. Look forward to Wednesdays and your video’s.

  28. wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 10:32 pm


    G’day Darlene – congrats on making it to 100 videos….looking back it’s amazing all the different techniques and designs you have presented – thank you its wonderful.

  29. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Joan Garlough

    I was just introduced to your blog a few days ago. I loved your video and your gorgeous card. Congratulations on 100 videos!


  30. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Theresa Lee

    Wow! What a beautiful design! I think this is the first time I’ve seen someone use Copics on patterned paper. Great idea!

  31. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Helen F

    Congratulations on your 100th video. This is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  32. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Eveline van Heijst

    What a gorgeous card for the 100th video. I love how that rose turned out.

  33. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 3:11 pm


    Congrats!!!! Keep them coming. I looked at your Zumba class video and was inspired to try it. Do you recommend a beginners video I can do at home?

  34. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Chris R.

    Another gorgeous card!! Congratulations on your 100th video. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful, creative ideas.

  35. wrote on October 6th, 2011 at 11:10 pm


    A hundred videos! How lucky we are! Thank you for sharing all that you do!

  36. wrote on October 7th, 2011 at 4:56 pm


    Hi Darlene,
    Just got online to see Wednesday’s card. How beautiful. I really have to get some copic markers. You inspire me!

    Have a great weekend and congrats on # 100!

  37. wrote on October 8th, 2011 at 5:35 am


    Wow Darlene…this is absolutely beautiful! Such a great idea…which I may have to try one day! Love the beautiful soft pinks. Congratulations on your 100th video! I enjoy watching you work and create!

  38. wrote on October 8th, 2011 at 9:47 am


    Darlene, LOVE the card! Beautiful.

    A suggestion.. try stamping your image with black ink and then quickly, before it dries, use clear embossing powder. The end result looks the same, but the clear embossing won’t “bleed” or wreck your Copic marker tips! 🙂

    Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your lovely creations.

    • wrote on October 9th, 2011 at 10:26 am

      Darlene DeVries

      @pamela – GREAT idea Pamela!! I’ll have to do that next time.

  39. wrote on October 10th, 2011 at 4:27 pm


    Very pretty! Thanks for the tip; coloring one petal at a time is a great idea!

  40. wrote on October 13th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Embossing Queen

    This card is so pretty Darlene. I can’t wait to try this technique myself. I just realised tonight that I haven’t been receiving your posts for the last month, so I have some catching up to do. I thought you must have been on holidays or something. When I say the email in my inbox tonight I went straight to it and watched and realised I had missed all these other videos, so now I am having a lovely evening watching you make your lovely cards!

  41. wrote on May 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm


    This is really pretty. The problem is that the alcohol in the copic dissolves the plastic of the embossing powder. I wonder if it could be done another way. Maybe stamp the image in Memento, then color it, then, when dry, using your positioner, overstamp with Versamark and emboss with black. That might be too scary after so much work, but it might be worth trying. Just a thought!

  42. wrote on April 8th, 2013 at 8:42 am


    What a beautiful card! All your cards are amazing! Can you please tell me what size the card itself is?

    • wrote on April 8th, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Katrina, all the cards are 4.25″ x 5.5″ unless otherwise specified. Thank you for your nice comment. 🙂

    • wrote on April 9th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Katrina, it’s 4.25″ x 5.5″. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  43. wrote on April 15th, 2013 at 3:43 pm


    Absolutely adorable and flat so perfect for mailing! You’e amazing!

  44. wrote on April 21st, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Judy I, St. Louis MO

    I haven’t had a chance to visit for a while and discovered your gallery. I had to check out your coloring on the rose. The entire technique just blew me away. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration, and for including the Copic colors used.

  45. wrote on February 7th, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Carol Mac

    hi Darlene, could you do the same thing using the zig clean brush markers?

    • wrote on February 7th, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      The Zig brush markers don’t work as well on non-watercolor paper. You could try it using 2 colors (light and dark) and no water. I would apply an all-over cover of the light, then drop a little dark into the shadow. Using dark first will likely get you some harsh edges.

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