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Wednesday’s Card: Butterflies with Fireworks



Hi All!

The orange-y background for this card was created using Fireworks by Tsukineko (the same company who makes Memento and Versafine inks, among others). It’s an ink spray that has a beautiful shimmer to it. I totally love them. My sister got a 3-pack of them from her friend for $1 at a garage sale! Um, totally worth it. After making this card, I went out and purchased another set of blue/purple.

I broke out my Papillon Potpourri set and matching punch. I haven’t used these in awhile – too many products and not enough time!

Anyway, enjoy!









  1. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, this is just so beautiful!! I got to get me that stamp set and matching punch, I think it’s fabulous how it punches the image so perfectly.
    I never heard of those spray paints, I think I’m going to go and take a look at them, thank you for this video, you really open a lot of possibilities to explore and expand our card making horizon. You are really something else!!

  2. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Holly Saveur

    Great card love the shimmer too……
    (I spray in an old box..with some ols paper inside ..no mess on my desk.)

  3. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Lynda M

    Stunning card Darlene! Hard to imagine using sprays as the technique for the entire card. Sounds appealing to me.

  4. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 12:25 pm


    I recently bought some spray inks, it’s so much fun to play with. I die cut some letters to make the word Hello on masking paper, placed the letters on my card and sprayed it, love the result when I took off the masking paper. Also bought 2 stencils, it’s a lot of fun! Thanks for an inspiring video!

  5. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Van Gryebet

    I’m surprised you didn’t use the Stamp a ma jig 😉
    Did you happen to get my email about the ribbon?

    • wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Van – I know! It’s bothering me that it’s a bit crooked, lol!! And yes, I responded to you. Sorry for the delay. 🙂

  6. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 1:05 pm


    Great card! Thanks for reminding me that I have several sets of these Fireworks! LOL!! I had hidden them away a while back when I had to pack up some of my craft supplies so I need to get them out and try them. I love things that give a shimmer or sparkle to my cards!

  7. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 1:13 pm


    Wonderful card! Love the butterflies (always a favorite of mine!) and the inks are spectacular! Do you know if local stores like JoAnn’s or Michael’s carry them?


    • wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Susan, they have the sprays at JoAnn’s – not sure about Michaels.

  8. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 1:27 pm


    Beautiful work, as always. I enjoy your videos because I almost always learn about a new product or technique, and I get tons of inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I love this card and the fun, shiny sprays with the mask over top! Beautiful!

  10. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Tess Martello

    Darlene, this card is amazing!! I love the colors of the fireworks sprays, and that stamp set is on my “gotta get” list. Thank you so much for all your hardwork and time. I learn so much from your videos! Keep up the great work!

  11. wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 9:10 pm


    Beautiful card. I love your videos. You have a great voice, too! Did you get the spray ink at amazon or elsewhere?

    • wrote on November 14th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi mtk107, I got the blue sprays at JoAnn’s, but you can purchase them online too if you local store doesn’t have them.

  12. wrote on November 15th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Van Gryebet

    THANK YOU!!!

  13. wrote on November 16th, 2012 at 10:45 am


    Beautiful! You’re batting a 1,000 with this one ….. and using those spray inks looks like such fun with so many fun possibilities! Thanks for another wonderful video!

  14. wrote on November 18th, 2012 at 7:13 am


    This is a beautiful card.
    How do you get it to dry flat. When my paper is wet, it usually dries curly.

    • wrote on November 18th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Tammy, I find that letting the paper dry naturally, without the use of a heat gun, helps some. However, it’s still a little bit warped. But, that’s some of the charm in a handmade card, right? If it’s bad, you can always adhere that layer flat to another piece of cardstock, being sure to use adhesive all the way to the edge.

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