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Wednesday’s Card: Butterfly on a Tree

Butterfly on Tree

Hi All!

I’m back to my comfortable style – simple and more empty space! I used Copic markers to color in the butterfly – the blending with these markers is really amazing. I also pulled some color out using a colorless blender marker, which is great for highlighting the parts that would be in the direct line of the light source. You can see how I did it in the video.

I also did some heat embossing with clear powder for the wood grain. When you use clear powder, it creates a glossy, raised appearance on the card in a slightly darker tone because of the Versamark.

I have a friend going through quite a bit of change at the moment, so I thought this card would be perfect for her. Hope you enjoy it.

On a side note… I have gotten a lot of emails and comments from you saying how you are inspired (written very humbly by me here!!) by my posts. I would love to see the cards you make using the layout/technique/whatever that I have posted. Send me a link or a photo! I will post them on my blog under the video.

Have a great week!



  • Stampin’ Up! Kraft and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Butterflies Cling Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain Background Stamp
  • Versamark Dazzle Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Clear Embossing Powder
  • 2 Way Glue Pen
  • Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Sponge Dauber
  • Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals
  • Copic Sketch Markers:
    • B21 – Sky
    • B24 – Baby Blue
    • BV01 – Viola
    • BV04 – Blue Berry (this is the dark purple)
    • 0 – Colorless Blender


  1. wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Ayana Posadas

    Great video Darlene!
    And such a great card!
    I love the coloring!!! 🙂

  2. wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Kari Webster

    Darlene, it is awesome that I saw video today, b/c this stamp set I just got in today. This was my last order in before the new book came out! I love butterflies, and I love this card…simple, but sweet!

    • wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Glad you like the card, Kari! My first order with the new catalog is supposed to arrive early next week, so hopefully I’ll have some good examples of things you can do with the new products!!

  3. wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 7:24 pm


    Realy love the card and all others

  4. wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Monica Kubiak-Carpenter

    I think I really need these markers!! It blends so well and the detail is amazing. The card that you did a couple months back with the similar colors looked fabulous too!! I made some monogrammed cards from the paper you gave me and they turned out really cute. I think it would be a great gift for friends/teachers too. I will bring them over, I also want to see the scrapbook pages you did at the scrapbook house. See you in a couple weeks.

    • wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I’m excited to see the monogrammed cards you made – definitely bring them!! I’ll let you try out my copic markers too if you want. Thanks for all your nice comments – see you soon!

  5. wrote on July 13th, 2010 at 5:49 am


    Hi Darlene
    Just got to watch your video of this card. I don’t have this set but I think I have a butterfly that will work. Great video. Keep up the great work.

  6. wrote on August 5th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Van Gryebet

    Hi Darlene! Can forward this video to me too! I’m in the US!

    Thank you!

  7. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Anna Jernigan

    What a wonderful idea, to have that tree bark. Well, you know exactly what it is, and that cute butterfly…with those sweet words on the butterfly trail, it is too cute!!! I am inspired, of course, YOU make it look so effortless. I don’t have the exact stamps, but, I can visualize MY stamps in the card! Which is so great. I love to have the ability to swap out the stamps, and the sentiments. Guess my “Idea Book” is getting another entry….LOL You are so talented! Glad I found this site. Been watching your videos in a marathon all morning…and having a blast! Thanks for sharing all the tips and techniques, and your talent! It’s been a fun-filled morning for me!

  8. wrote on December 7th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    lori carter

    YOU ROCK Darlene. I LOVE YOUR CARDS. You are such an inspiration to someone who’s all thumbs.

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