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Wednesday’s Card: Emboss Resist Florets

Emboss Resist

Emboss Resist

Hi All!

Today I used some emboss resist on top of a flower that is not solid. So, in order to get covereage of my Versamark ink for the embossing, I used a Versamarker. It worked great, which kind of surprised me a little, lol! I’ve used this marker before and didn’t like it – years ago! Maybe I was doing it wrong before, I don’t know. Oh, well.

I used my favorite 90 lb watercolor paper. It’s the perfect thickness. I mention this in the video, but for those of you having trouble with getting those rectangle marks from your ink applicator, use watercolor paper – it works like a charm – no marks.

Anyway, hope you’re having a great summer. Enjoy the video!







  • Black embroidery thread




  1. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Susan W

    Oh my goodness….that is just wonderful! Love that technique!!! So gorgeous, Darlene. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Casey Thrush

    Love it! Was your card base 4.25×5.5?

    • wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes. Unless I specify otherwise, all my cards are that size. Just makes it easier!

  3. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 11:51 am


    A lovely card Darlene ..

  4. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 12:06 pm


    Hi Darlene! I love…love love.. It! I don’t know how you use that blending tool so well, I have tried and tried and I get all sorts of stuff wrong, the square lines, big splotches of ink in spots!! I have gone back and watched a ton of your videos where you’ve done that technique and I just can’t seem to get it right! I just love your cards! Looks like I have another Stpin Up stamp set on my must have list! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creations! Do you have an Instagram account?


    • wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Shaughn! No, I haven’t gotten on Instagram yet. My tween daughter had it for awhile and it was a disaster, so I’m trying to stay away!!

  5. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 12:56 pm


    This is really a COOL technique! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 1:24 pm


    Darlene, I want to order one of the Stampamagis (sp). Did you get it from the Stampin Up catalog and if so, where about is it located? Browsed thru the online catalog, but didn’t find it. Help!! Thank you.

    • wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Yvonne, there is a link to it in the supplies section.

  7. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Janice stone

    Just beautiful. Now to just start a project. Wish you were here for a personal class thanks for sharing

  8. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lynda M

    Love this technique. Can’t wait to try it. Beautiful card!

  9. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Brenda B.

    Darlene, this is a fabulous technique with magnificent results. I love how you add shadow and details and make it look so realistic and simple to do!

  10. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Maria Rodriguez.

    Love, Love this card, you do such an amazing job water coloring this flowers, which is my absolute favorite way to add color to my images, this stamp set, Fabulous Flourettes is one of my favorite SU sets, (I can’t remember at the moment if they discontinued it or not). What I haven’t tried yet is the Versa marker, I have the pads and re-inkers but not the marker, I think it’s a wonderful tool, just in case you don’t get even coverage on your images with the pad. Thank you so much for another wonderful video. It must be in the SU catalog, I’ve never seen it there so I’m going to look for it.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    • wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Actually Maria, SU doesn’t carry the Versamarker anymore! I think that’s a new development with this year’s catalog. I have a link to Ellen Hutson in the supplies section.

  11. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Julie Craig

    Beautiful card Darlene. I love that technique. I must try it. Thankyou.

  12. wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 4:17 pm


    I’ve had one of those versamark pens for a while…now I have some inspiration to use it! 🙂

  13. wrote on July 25th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    Darlene, I love how you made your flowers stand out and also the sentiment…love the way you colored and embossed too, thanks.

  14. wrote on July 25th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Donna Henderson

    I really enjoyed this video Darlene. Thanks so much. I will be using your tips on my next card for sure!
    Lovely card, lovely lady.

  15. wrote on July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 pm


    Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for the video.

  16. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 11:10 am


    Love this technique. And the card is lovely.

  17. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card! Thanks for all of your tips!!

  18. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 4:11 pm


    I look forward to Wed. and the talent you share. Have you tried this technique using Inktense pencils instead of the distress pens?

    • wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Kendra, I have used Inktense with water on a few cards, such as THIS ONE and THIS ONE. However, I did not cover them with Versamarker. It should work the same way though.

  19. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 6:13 pm


    Wow, Wow, Wow! What great technique and beautiful results!! 🙂

  20. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm


    Very pretty card. I always enjoy your videos.

  21. wrote on July 26th, 2013 at 11:14 pm


    Fabulous card and technique!

  22. wrote on July 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm


    Beautiful card, Darlene. Love the technique, and how you colored the flowers 🙂

  23. wrote on July 28th, 2013 at 7:09 am


    Such a great technique! Lots of different bits to try. 🙂

  24. wrote on July 28th, 2013 at 8:17 am


    Gah, so unbelievably stunning yet easy! I don’t think I even own a versamark marker anymore. :-/
    So beautiful!!!

  25. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Pat Jandacek

    Wonderful video and card! I like the format of no upper or lower margins on the finished card…an entirely different overall look. TFS

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