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Wednesday’s Card: Beautiful Wings with Water Stamping

Beautiful Wings

Beautiful Wings

Hi All!

I have a pretty quick card this week. I try to alternate my posts between simple and complicated. Sometimes it’s nice to just crank one out, right?

I used a new distress ink called Picked Raspberry. It’s so pretty – kinda reminds me of Stampin’ Up!’s Melon Mambo. I spritzed the Full Bloom Hollyhocks stamp with water and stamped it onto the inked cardstock to get that reverse watercolor look. I’m sure there is a name for this technique but I don’t know it. 🙂

The butterflies are from my Beautiful Wings embosslit (I call it a Sizzlit in the video. Wrong.). I actually use this die a lot – it’s great for scrapbooking too. The butterflies are embossed and cut in one run through your Big Shot.

Enjoy and have a great week!







  • Black embroidery thread




  1. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Brenda B.

    This is such a simple card but it packs such an elegant punch. Love your videos. I always learn something new!

  2. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 9:08 am


    Love the half oval cutout….need to remember to do things like that more. And I love that ink color….too pretty!
    thanks for another great video!

  3. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Barbara Lasky

    Another winner. The Picked Raspberry is a gorgeous color. It was very clever to create the arch with a Spellbinder. I will have to remember that, and stamping with water.

  4. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Jen C

    Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  5. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Tamara Killick

    Love this card, Darlene! Absolutely beautiful!

  6. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    Gorgeous card Darlene!! Love that pink color and the way that you arranged those beautiful butterflies “flying” up. What a clever idea to sponge ink on the paper and then, stamp your image using only water, WOW!! I must try this, looks amazing.
    Thank you for another fantastic video, as always, you are such a treat to watch.
    Have you had any Ben and Jerry’s lately?????

    • wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Maria, of course I have! But I’m definitely in control. 🙂

  7. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 11:59 am


    Wow Wow Wow! This is so lovely. Such a master designer you are. Was having a very frustrating day and you made it all better!! Your Wednesday interludes are like therapy to me! With all the snow and cold we have had here in the midwest, you reminded me that spring is on its way…

    Thanks so much.

  8. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Mary Ann Huntington

    Wow, that card really grabs you. So many new techniques. I learned a lot, Darlene.

  9. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 12:07 pm


    Thank You for sharing. I look forward to seeing what will be posted on Wednesdays. I love your cards. You do an amazing job.

  10. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 12:35 pm


    Gotta say, lovin’ this color combo…also lovin’ the IO background (I own it too). Perfect card.

  11. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 12:38 pm


    Love the card! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents and inspiration.

  12. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm


    Very pretty card, and I enjoyed your tutorial Darlene… I love that you speed up the parts that are repetitive after showing the basic technique. Thank you!

  13. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Efrat S.

    Beautiful card! I just love the way the butterflies look and the gradation background stamp is so great.

  14. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 4:05 pm


    Can’t believe the great ideas you come up with! Love all the different elements of this card and I think I pretty much have most of the bits needed to make it. Again, a big thanks for sharing all your hard work with us.

  15. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Yvonne Williams

    For such a simple card it sure turned out awe inspiring. I love the raspberry distress ink too and that black and white together really pop.

  16. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Meli Isen

    Yea its wonderful Wednesday!!! loved you Card!!! BEAUTIFUL!

  17. wrote on March 7th, 2013 at 11:03 am


    Very sweet card! Really love IO gradation stamp. Loved what you did with the Hollyhocks! Thanks for the video!

  18. wrote on March 7th, 2013 at 4:50 pm


    No matter how simple your card is, there is always a new technique for us. Thanks again Darlene. I love it!

  19. wrote on March 8th, 2013 at 7:05 pm


    Love your card. I always call the color “Pickled” too.

  20. wrote on March 11th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    Yikes! You gotta love it when a card is so gorgeous…yet…simply made. Okay, there are a few steps, but do-able! LOL OMGosh, does it look stunning in the end!!! Of course, YOU had ME at butterflies (my favs), but after watching the video I really like the other elements along the way: never thought to make that wide oval on the side, nor have I explored stamping with water…although I have the tools for both of those techniques. Wow, inspiration…ya think? LOL I have been coming and going and watching your fab videos…thanks so much for sharing!!! (PS Your videos are so fun, love every one I watched so far!!)

  21. wrote on June 10th, 2014 at 12:19 am


    This is a really cool card and some great techniques, thanks for sharing 🙂

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