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Wednesday’s Card: Flocked Butterfly

Flocked Butterfly

Flocked Butterfly

Good morning all!

As I mentioned last week, Two Peas in a Bucket asked me to be a guest blogger!! I was so excited! Today is my day, so my card has just posted over there. Check it out HERE!!

I used mostly Hero Arts and Tim Holtz products because they sell them on the Two Peas site. I didn’t mind at all because I LOVE Hero Arts and Distress Inks are just so cool. You probably can’t tell from the photo, but I used a Tim Holtz product called “Perfect Pearls”. I bought it at the scrapbooking convention in May. It’s a pearl-looking powder that you mix with water in a misting bottle. You spray it on paper that has been inked with distress inks and it make it look all shimmery. I love it – it is so beautiful in person.

Another new product I used is the yellow flock. It’s a very soft powdery fuzz that you adhere with glue. My daughters touched the butterfly and looked at me totally amazed saying, “Wow – it feels so real!!”. I love to impress my kids!! When I told them that there are some people in Europe that read my blog, they almost didn’t believe me. My 9-year-old said, “You’re famous, Mommy. Do you think you’ll have to start wearing sunglasses to avoid the paparazzi?” Then my 5-year-old asked if I was going to get a limousine! I love them.

Anyway, the flock is VERY cool.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!


  • Hero Arts Branch Background Stamp
  • Hero Arts Traditional Butterfly Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China and Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls
  • Versamark Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Embossing Powders: White and Black
  • Two-way Glue Pen
  • Stampendous Fun Flock, Sunshiny Yellow
  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up! Cardstock: Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • 3/8 inch Black Organza Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on October 13th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Anne Gaal

    Hi, Darlene! Fun video and beautiful card! I was wondering what the plastic template is that you used, when making the white dots with the Uniball Signo pen. Would you mind e-mailing me and letting me know? It looks cool! Thank you! 🙂

  2. wrote on October 13th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Monica Kubiak-Carpenter

    The card looks great!! I really love the texture to the butterfly! You are such a talented woman!! Can you do some Xmas cards/tags soon? I really need to get a move on my cards and I would love to see what ideas you got for the upcoming season!

    The girls are hilarious! 🙂


  3. wrote on October 13th, 2010 at 9:37 pm


    Beautiful! Simply beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Ter 😉

  4. wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Ezlie Perez

    You do such a great job and your designs are so nice! No wonder Two Peas selected you! Truly inspiring – thank you. Love the videos – keep it up!

  5. wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 8:02 am


    I have just come to your blog via two peas and I must say how I love your work, gorgeous. I only have one complaint 🙂 could you please list the music you play in your videos, some of the songs I know but being on the other side of the world there are some I have not heard but really like, in other words I like your taste in music, please share,lol, see not so bad a complaint after all.

    • wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Sure Susy – no problem! I’ll start including the song in my future posts. Thanks for watching!

  6. wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Ayana Posadas

    Beautiful card, Darlene!
    I really love the dimensional butterfly and how you added the texture to it. Congrats again on the Two Peas guest spot! The video was great and I loved watching you do the emboss resist technique!
    I still haven’t been able to get around to my next video yet. But hopefully soon. 🙂

  7. wrote on October 14th, 2010 at 1:25 pm


    This is a beautiful card. I love it!

  8. wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 2:26 am


    You are simply superb, what an amazing technique…

    I have my head full of ideas now, just need to execute.


  9. wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    CHEMIN Catherine

    I appreciate all the cards a lot which you post on your blog. They are all so beautiful the some as the others. With for time a different technique. It continue is a real pleasure to look.

  10. wrote on June 12th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Denise Johnson

    I love this card, it’s so classy.

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