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Wednesday’s Card: Flowers in a Window

Flowers in a Window

Flowers in a Window

Wednesday’s here!

I think I am addicted to buying scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies. Even after I receive a package that has barely been opened, I am shopping for more. It’s just so fun to buy!!

Ok, but seriously, I got my first Stampin’ Up! order from the new catalog. I finally broke down and bought Tangerine Tango (the orange frame on this card). It really is a great color. And the stamp set I used? Well, it’s new for me, but it’s not new from Stampin’ Up!. I just never noticed it in the catalog before. I love it!

The stems on this card are a solid stamp. After I stamped it in Wild Wasabi, I went over it with Copics. Then, white colored pencil for added dimension. I think it’s the most realistic thing I’ve done so far. I almost feel like an artist, but it was actually quite easy!!

UPDATE: Actually, someone just pointed out that this stamp set is actually new this summer – it’s in the Summer Mini catalog. I should know that!! Duh!!


SONGS: “Senorita Louise” and “Wrapped in Sky” by Drivin’ and Cryin’. Great band – I just looked them up and they are still together! They used to play at my college for parties. Wow.



  1. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 11:16 am


    I love that stamp set and just ordered it from the Summer Mini catalog back in June so it’s new to the big catalog this time. Right now though, my craft stuff is all packed up because I’m waiting for my husband to finish a new work area that he’s working on for me. I’m itching to be making cards, but can’t get to much of my stuff. BUT… as you said at the beginning of your post I sure can keep on shopping! LOL!! I constantly find myself buying new cardmaking supplies even before I’ve used what I’ve bought before. It’s definitely an addiction. But there’s always something new that I “need”! LOL!!! Your card is great!!! I can’t wait to try that stamp set.

  2. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 11:37 am


    As always, your video was very inspiring and a real joy to watch (also love the way you blend in the soft music background). Your foilage looks beautifully natural, and I really like the Spellbinder frame treatment as well as the way you used the Four Frames in your card design. Your water droplet treatment is so effective … I must give this a try. Thank you for sharing your art with us, Darlene!

  3. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Sue McRae

    Love this design and the colouring of your leaves and flowers is so pretty!

  4. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Linda Peterson

    I do have this stamp set and love what you did with it. My next stop is my craft room to use what I just learned from you. Beautiful card!

  5. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 12:04 pm


    Love watching your videos. You do such beautiful work!

  6. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 12:31 pm


    Yet another wonderful card…you are a true talent! The flower looks so realistic. I have to get me some stampin up stamps….a must try!

  7. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 12:52 pm


    What a deliciously lovely card! It took some time to make but well worth it.
    Your videos are very professional and your explanation on how to make card is excellent. I look forward to watching them.

  8. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Sue Alg

    I wouldn’t have put these colors together, but this really turned out beautiful. Love the coloring of the leaves. Very artistic and realistic.

  9. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 1:45 pm


    How lovely…thank you the lesson

  10. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Lynda M

    Wow! Beautiful card Darlene. Nicely done shading. Love it!

  11. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 10:47 pm


    Really like your videos Darlene. I haven’t gotten into the copics, but if I ever do, I would refer to your videos, your coloring is so nice! I always like your cards, and music! 🙂

  12. wrote on July 20th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Dixie C.

    Darlene, this video was jam-packed with terrific information and techniques! You never cease to amaze me! Isn’t it fun to “discover” new stamps? Your card is simply delightful! Thank you so much for your hard work producing these videos!

  13. wrote on July 21st, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Melissa D

    Love your idea of using the white pencil to highlight areas and given that variance of light and shadow on your images. Very pretty card. The colours drew my attention straight away.

  14. wrote on July 21st, 2011 at 7:01 am


    Oh. My. God. I just love everything about this card!! I love the colors and the combination of stamp sets. I have that same background set and use it all the time and I’m waiting for my SU order with the flower stamp. I can’t wait until it arrives so I can make this card (no copics…I’ll have to punt there!!). You may have answered this in the past, but where did you get those foam sponges you use around the edges? I use daubers or sponges, but looks like you have more control with yours. Thanks for yet another great card and tutorial!!

  15. wrote on July 21st, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Pam Sparks

    fabulous Darlene! Gorgeous detail coloring… love the leaves!

  16. wrote on July 21st, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Sue Deane

    Wow Wow Wow, I just discovered your site and I am so in AW of your talent and beautiful cards. I absolutely love watching your videos. It is really nice that you speed them up too. Just love, love, love your work. Wish I had your artistic abilities. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. wrote on July 22nd, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Embossing Queen

    What a beautiful card Darlene. I look forward to your video posts each week because you make such wonderful cards. I also love that you explain how you have made them in such a simple way. Thank You!

  18. wrote on July 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm


    I love your cards each week. I always look forward to them. You have a great teaching voice.

  19. wrote on July 24th, 2011 at 10:35 am


    Darlene, You are amazing! This card is stunning! Love your coloring and dimension. Your videos are well done! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

  20. wrote on August 3rd, 2011 at 8:21 pm


    G’day Darlene – well well well I do believe somebodies mojo is definitely back – what a wonderful card and you can hear it in your voice that you’re really proud of it – I would be if it was me – it’s beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing and love your inspiring cards every week.

  21. wrote on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:37 pm


    You and Jill Foster are my favorites to watch. Thanks for your inspiring videos.

  22. wrote on November 22nd, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Sandy K

    Darlene, I love your cards and tutorials. Thank you.

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