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Wednesday’s Card: Copic Cupcake

Copic Cupcake

Copic Cupcake

Hi All!

I just got this cute little cupcake set by Avery Elle. I was really impressed with the quality of the stamp set. Notice the chocolate cake part of the cupcake? It’s solid black using Memento Ink. When I’ve used this ink on rubber stamps by both SU and Hero Arts, I don’t get this good of an impression.

The cupcake liner was actually completely blank and I created my own creases and shading with Copics. I think it looks better than a stamp with the lines drawn in – you can make them the same color as the liner itself!

I also just got this new herringbone background stamp by Impression Obsession. I love the detail of it. And don’t you love the inside stamp? So cute. SO reusable, right?

On the Stampin’ Up! front, I just got my new goodies!! Several people have asked me what I ordered… I got Label Love and matching punch, Mosaic Madness and matching punch, Gorgeous Grunge, Stippled Blossoms, and Perfect Blend. I also got the Mosaic embossing folder. I can’t wait to get started!!

Also… I promised some photos of my still camera and video camera setup and haven’t delivered yet. The good news is that I’m hoping to post it by Friday, so stay tuned! Enjoy the video and have a great week!










  1. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 9:17 am


    I love how you added in the crease lines! Very cute card and great video, as always. I am so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    If you have a minute, please check out my latest blog post. You have inspired me to retry watercolor pencils. It is also my first attempt at a video. Not nearly as nice as yours but I am happy with it (after learning so basics in iMovie – whew!) Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  2. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 9:57 am


    What an awesome card! I love cupcake cards…they never fail to make me smile! Love how you made the lines on the liner….never thought to do that!! Thank you!

  3. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 10:19 am


    This is so cute!

  4. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 10:45 am


    This is such a cute card. I wish I could afford all those copic markers. The coloring is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

  5. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 11:27 am


    great card, you are such an inspiration to many xx

  6. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 11:58 am


    Very cute Darlene … great video as usual! I so enjoy all your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I just love your art! And the way you do your videos is so great, easy to understand and follow.

  8. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Maureen Chandler

    Great card – love all your special touches. Thanks so much for making these creative videos – wonderful!

  9. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Penny Laschanzky

    wow, that herringbone is so striking! lovely card, wonderful copic coloring. It’s funny how I don’t even do coloring but I just love watching you do it on your videos. You’re so great and I enjoy listening to you explain/teach how to do it! thanks so much, as always!

  10. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 5:40 pm


    Love the stamps you used Darlene – again, watching you color with copics is great. Your cards are always amazing and I love learning new things when watching how you make your cards. That black square border looks so good, must use that soon.

  11. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Carol B

    Yummy card Darlene!

  12. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Susan W

    Your coloring is just amazing! Love this card….the herringbone pattern is such a wonderfully striking background! Great card and very inspirational!

  13. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Cathy E

    Another wonderful card and coloring!

  14. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Kari Webster

    Darlene, you know I am such a big admirer of your work…this, like always is beautiful!

  15. wrote on June 19th, 2013 at 10:07 pm


    Love the cupcake! The herringbone makes me a bit dizzy – – but that could be because I have had so many birthdays! 😀
    Thanks for continuing to create Wonderful Wednesdays!!!

  16. wrote on June 20th, 2013 at 2:48 am


    Nice card! Like the herringbone bkgrd and the cupcake colors and coloring. TF making the videos. They are helpful. 🙂

  17. wrote on June 20th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Gloria T.

    I love how you make your cards!!! Especially using copic markers; I have started using these pens and absolutely love them. I especially enjoy how you tell us which numbers (copic markers) are being used to color the images. Thank you so much for demostrating this cute bday card, can’t wait for next week.

  18. wrote on June 20th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Julie Craig

    Love this one. Beautiful job.

  19. wrote on June 24th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Laura Strack

    Love your cupcake! So cute!! That herringbone stamp is awesome. It would be great to use with any type of clothing art i.e. pair of slacks or a tweed jacket. I am crazy about the “She Art” work from Christy Tomlinson and the Doll Stamps from Julie Nutting, so it would be great to use for this type of art. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent 🙂

  20. wrote on June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    I too love my cupcakes! I really love how you color with Copics…it’s always so beautiful! I have one Copic original marker and didn’t care for the tips of the marker too so I changed the tip. Copic has a brush tip nip replacement. It has a metal adapter already placed around the brush tip so that it’ll fit into the original marker perfectly! So now it feels like I’m coloring with a sketch marker…so cool. Anyhow….thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

    • wrote on June 30th, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Good idea Suzanne! I think I will do that!

  21. wrote on September 28th, 2013 at 2:41 am


    Exploring your blog and enjoying all your creative ideas and cards! This set is so cute. I’m wondering what # (lb., /pound) weight of cardstock you use to use your copics with? thx so much.

    • wrote on October 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Jan, I believe it’s 80lb.

  22. wrote on February 15th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Avery Elle

    Your coloring and shading is just gorgeous. Love this!

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