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Wednesday’s Card: Big Flower Thank You Card

Big Flower Thank You

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’re having a great week! My favorite day of the week is Tuesday… no after school activities for the kids! We just relax and hang out. I’ve gotten into a really bad habit of a McDonald’s chocolate dip cone every Tuesday with the kids after school. McD’s doesn’t have any nutritional information for it, which is telling. I’ve seen the nutritional info on Magic Shell (the same chocolate shell coating you can buy in the store). It’s shockingly full of fat – the saturated kind. Oh well, it’s so good! I do a lot of Zumba on Tuesdays (almost 4 hours yesterday), so I figure I can afford a little dip cone if I want!

I bought this stamp set at Hero Arts a couple of months ago and finally decided to break it out. I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of big flowers lately, so that’s why I haven’t used it yet. I also decided to branch out on my card size. I usually do a standard 4.25×5.5 card, but this one is 6.5×3.25. I picked this size because I bought some long thin envelopes from Stampin’ Up! that fit a card this size.

This card is colored using Copic markers, which I LOVE. At some point, maybe when I get some more experience, I will attempt a Copic tutorial. I love the depth of the color. The only downside is that it takes forever to color. As a result, the video is significantly faster than real time! I decided to leave everything in rather than cut it out so that you can see how I’m coloring – light, dark, light, dark. I only have 2 shades of each color. So, to make a third, lighter color, I use the colorless blender to pull color out of the lighter shade. Does that make sense? Email me if you have any questions about it.



  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Big Flowers Pattern Stamp Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Marker
  • Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals
  • Copic Sketch Markers:
    • B21 – Sky
    • B24 – Baby Blue
    • BV01 – Viola
    • BV04 – Blue Berry (this is the dark purple)
    • G12 – Sea Green
    • G14 – Apple Green
    • Y11 – Pale Yellow
    • Y15 – Cadmium Yellow
    • 0 – Colorless Blender


  1. wrote on April 28th, 2010 at 5:03 pm



  2. wrote on April 28th, 2010 at 5:24 pm


    Great tutorial. Thank you so much… and it was great fun too!

  3. wrote on April 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Virginia L.

    I enjoy watching your copic-coloring. SO awesome. Look forward to seeing more!

  4. wrote on April 28th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Ayana Posadas

    Awesome video! And great coloring!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. wrote on April 29th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Kathy (krolski)

    I love your videos! They are so informative! Could you tell us what colors you used for the blue copics on the flowers? Your card is adorable!

    • wrote on April 29th, 2010 at 10:26 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Kathy! Glad you like the videos. I added the specific markers to the supplies list above. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  6. wrote on May 5th, 2010 at 1:29 pm


    You are definitely ready to do a copic video!! I loved the way you put on the dimensionals in time to the music. Love the card.

  7. wrote on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Jill Foster

    Beautiful job with the Copics! So fun to watch you color! Such a great, cheery card, too! I’m having so much fun checking out your blog and videos this afternoon! Thanks for taking the time to share your creative process on video!

  8. wrote on April 16th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I thought for sure your thanks was a stamp that you extended the line on…I was surprised that you did that by hand!

  9. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 12:58 pm


    I don’t know if you’ll see this or not, since the video I just watched is from 2010, but I want to tell you how much I enjoy watching you work! I would love to have your artistic abilities! Can you please tell me about the music you used in this video? It’s awesome!
    Great job Darlene! – oh, and I LOVE zumba too! 🙂

    • wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks Deb! The song is “What Goes Around Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake.

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