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Wednesday’s Card: Branch in a Window

Branch in a Window

Hi All!

Today I used a technique that I’ve seen on Heather Telford’s blog. This woman creates AMAZING cards. I decided to try it out myself. You can make an image appear to have a shadow (or snow, depending on how you look at it) by stamping it twice and clear embossing it.

I used a new die called Grand Madison Arched Window by Poppystamps Dies. It has some dry embossed areas on it, so it’s very cool.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season – it goes by so quickly! I’m still working on my Christmas cards. I always think it’s going to be less work than it turns out to be.

Happy Holidays!!









  1. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 9:20 am


    What a fabulous technique!!! I just love the way this turned out and how you offset the two inks from each other. Just love, love, love this!

    Thanks for a great video and for the link to Heather Telford’s blog. She does have some beautiful creations there!

  2. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm


    I love this card…I have been resisting to get a window die!!….you not helping!!
    I love Heather Telford also she is amazing! Love this card, the colours the technique everything.

  3. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 1:01 pm


    Love this card (when don’t I love one of your cards??!) – going to give that ‘shadow’ stamping technique a try – I just love that look. Thanks again for your great video.

  4. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 2:12 pm


    Now I know how to do the shadow stamping. Thank you.
    A beautiful card.

  5. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Carol B

    Great video technique, have to try that shadow with the embossing, love it. Will check out Heather’s blog ASAP.

  6. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 2:42 pm


    What a lovely card and an amazing technique! Thanks for sharing, always love watching your videos. I also checked out Heather’s blog; she does beautiful work with inks!

  7. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 2:43 pm


    Great card Darlene, I love how you did that image, moving it just a teeny tiny bit makes a beautiful shadow. As always, your ability to spread the color on the background with the sponge blows me away. I still have more practicing to do but I will eventually be almost as good as you. I have one of this dies but it’s a square window, I love it and I used it to make a Christmas scene on some cards. Thank you for another wonderful video. I absolutely love them all.

  8. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Heather T

    Your card is lovely Darlene. The colours you chose are so warm and vibrant and I love the look of the image through the window. Thanks for the link; I appreciate it and your kind words.

  9. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 8:40 pm


    Truly fabulous!

  10. wrote on December 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Melissa D

    Love your colour choice Darlene and I agree with you about Heather’s cards, she does some amazing, simplistic designs on single layers. I have a couple of hers tagged in my techniques to try file along with some of yours to revisit and try. I don’t stamp a lot on my cards but you guys are certainly providing the inspiration to try.

  11. wrote on December 13th, 2012 at 6:41 am


    G’day Darlene,
    This has to be one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen you make – love all your stuff but I literally sat and exhaled ‘wow’ as I was watching…naturally the kids were then surrounding me “What’s Darlene made mum!!!!”…hmmmm they know me too well I think! Thanks too for the link to Heathers blog – just beautiful designs. Merry Christmas!

  12. wrote on December 17th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Emma H

    Agreed, Heather’s work is stunning. Love your take on it though, so bright and sunny!

  13. wrote on December 21st, 2012 at 4:56 am


    Love the card and the colours you have used. Love how you used the background stamp with the versamark and embossing powder and gone over with ink. Very pretty card and a great technique. Thanks again Darlene for sharing.

  14. wrote on December 27th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Mary H.

    Fabulous video & technique. I love Heather Telford’s cards & you did this technique that she does, so wonderfully well. I think using the stamp positioner is the key, and one which I had not thought to try the different times I’ve attempted to do this, unsuccessfully, I might add! This was a beautiful card, and thanks for doing the video. Most informative. Have a wonderful 2013.

  15. wrote on March 24th, 2013 at 1:20 pm


    Thank you for the lovely card. It is just beautiful–more so in person than on the website. And they all look amazing on the website.

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