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Wednesday’s Card: Heart Parade

Heart Parade

Heart Parade

Heart Parade

Hi All!

My first Valentine’s Day card of the year. I love this cute die with all the hearts connected. I covered it in glitter using multipurpose adhesive sheets by Sizzix. I also used the adhesive sheets on THIS CARD. I used silk microfine silver glitter and it was perfect for the thin heart outline. Here is a close-up:

Heart Parade

Wow, can you believe the coverage on such a thin area?

For Christmas I received a bunch of Memento Luxe pigment inks. I totally love these inks. In fact, I went on a Scrapbook retreat last weekend and used them A LOT on my scrapbook pages. One of my favorite things about them is that you can emboss with them (as you can with most pigment inks). But aside from that, I am able to color small white pieces, like the heart on this card, with very smooth and even coverage. It’s kind of like having a paint that applies as thin as ink but has a very intense color. Beautiful!

Enjoy and have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: RV14

Simon Says Stamp Heart Parade Die
Heart Parade Die
Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Adhesive Sheets
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silver Glitter
Microfine Silver Glitter
Memento Luxe Rose Bud Ink
Rose Bud Ink
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Multiliner Pens, 4 pack
Copic Multiliner Pen
Spellbinders Classic Circles, Large
Spellbinders Circles
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Sizzix Mylar ShimsSizzix Mylar Shims Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot


  1. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Casey Thrush

    So cute!

  2. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 10:17 am


    I just love your card! As usual you have hit one out of the park. Your videos are always so wonderful to see they are never too long, you always give excellent instruction. Tku for sharing… please keep them coming!

  3. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 11:36 am


    Hi Darlene,
    Adorable!! Adorable!! It came out sooooo cute!! I wanted to let you know about a product for gluing that is superb for these teeny thin dies that are so much fun. It’s the Sakura 38480 Quickie Glue Pen. It’s a teeny pin point of glue that it puts down. I am loving mine – bought it on Amazon. Maybe you’ll like it too!

    • wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Michelle – thanks for the tip! I just added it to my ever-growing wishlist. 🙂

  4. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    Beautiful…love how the die goes across the window!

  5. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Amy Pjura

    i love this card!

  6. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 12:17 pm


    Love it! I love how you made a window with the die! I would have never believed you had handwritten those 2 letters. In the still shots, they look like stamps! 🙂 TFS!!

  7. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 1:55 pm


    Such a pretty card! I love all the sparkle on the hearts and your details that make it so special! Thanks so much for the video, and for the links!

  8. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – darling card. I love how you made the heart embellishment. Whoever receives that card will feel very special. Can’t wait for next Wednesday!

  9. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Robin in WA

    Wow! the outline to the hearts is so delicate!! I love your card and I always look forward to Wednesdays!! Thank you Darlene!!

  10. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Carol B

    Awesome card, love all the sparkle and the shiny dotted heart in the center is perfect.

  11. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 3:05 pm


    Stunning! Love it! Can’t wait for you to get your hands on the NEW SU blendables and try them out. SU is saying they are like the Copics. WOO HOO!

  12. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 3:06 pm


    This is a beautiful creation! I saw this die cut at SSS and was wondering how to use it and you have shown me a perfect example. Great job!

  13. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Jeanne Johnson

    Love the card and the die. I also just got the Elizabeth craft microfine glitter and LOVE it!

  14. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    What a lovely, delicate Valentine, Darlene!!! Those hearts are just beautiful!! I love that ink, oh my goodness, the way it covered the heart so smoothly and evenly and, of course, you took it above and beyond when you heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, WOW!! simply fabulous. Thank you for this early Valentine’s Day card, it got me in the mood to start making some.

  15. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Carrie Davenport

    I love this card!!! the hearts die is too cute 🙂 I can’t wait for your sale and to see your new craft room!!

  16. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Sara T.

    I look forward to Wednesday’s to see what eye candy you have to share and I am never disappointed! This is so adorable! I am glad you showed us the inks because I’m always nervous to buy new ones without seeing how they go on and how the final product looks. I’m in love with these 🙂 Such a perfect little CAS card 🙂 Thank you, Darlene!

  17. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Sara T.

    PS the dots look like they are from a stamp 😉 I was also wondering if you’d be willing to share how you photograph cards. I haven’t gotten that down yet.

    • wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Sara, my photography is covered HERE. Even in the new craft room, I’m doing it the same way.

  18. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 6:00 pm


    I immediately went over to SSS and ordered that die – it’s gorgeous and I love what you created with it, Darlene! Such a pretty card!

  19. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 6:08 pm


    Very pretty card Darlene. Those hearts are so delicate but really make a stunning impact all glittered up.

  20. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Susan D.

    Very nice, I love it!

  21. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 7:40 pm


    I just switched all of my dies to the magnetic cards. I like them, but I like the thickness of the one you showed. Where did you find yours? I ultimately went with the ones from stamp n storage. The price was reasonable, just not as sturdy as I was hoping, but I had given up finding exactly whay I wanted (for the price). I also notice that everywhere I’ve been looking, the prices have increased a lot recently. Oh yes–the card is very sweet. I certainly don’t mean to forget to mention the gorgeous card! Love how you used the die.

    • wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Alisa, I got mine from Stamp n Storage, so we must have the same ones. I think they are really sturdy – I love them.

  22. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 8:25 pm


    Darlene – Thanks!! That is too funny!! I’ll look closer in next week’s (?) video! I DO very much love flipping through my dies. I spend a lot less time looking/retrieving!

  23. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Meli Isen

    Love Love Love the card…super cute!!!!

  24. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 9:29 pm


    Hi Darlene, for the marker line that shown through on the inside, you can use a piece of washi tape to cover it if you want. I did this once and my friend thought it’s a special design for the inside of the card 🙂

    • wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Nice idea Julia! 🙂

  25. wrote on January 15th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Robin in Plano, Tx

    Great card! Just when I thought I had all the heart stamps and dies I would ever need. Now I just have to have this one!

  26. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 6:09 am


    Lo lo lo LOVE the card! Must have that die! So simple but it has such impact!!! I have also just
    tecently discovered this new ink, and love the coverage plus its embossing ability.

  27. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Mags E

    i heart your card too! So sweet and yes hand made…just beautiful and simple. Thanks for another great card!

  28. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 8:07 am


    A beautiful card, Darlene, so cute! I Love your Wednesday videos, they’re so inspiring.

  29. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Sonya van Stee

    Fantastic, as always! Love that very fine glitter… will have to try it!

    Quick question for you… what is the best gold embossing powder out there? I’ve been using SU but it hasn’t been working properly and getting a really dull look to it, even though I’m careful not to over-heat it!

    • wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Sonya, I use the Ranger Superfine Gold powder. I’ve been very happy with it. I used it on a couple of cards for the holidays… if you search it you will see them.

  30. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Robin in Plano, Tx

    Don’t know if you can or have ever tried Gina K Designs on StampTV products but her 120 lb heavy base weight white card stock will not bleed thru with copics. Her Pure Luxury card stock is divine.

  31. wrote on January 16th, 2014 at 11:01 pm


    Super cute–and love this die!!!

  32. wrote on January 18th, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Dawn Lawson

    Another fantastic card, Darlene! Thanks for sharing. Xx

  33. wrote on January 19th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Mary Ann Huntington

    What a beautiful card Darlene.

  34. wrote on January 20th, 2014 at 8:21 pm


    You make everything look AMAZING…and easy. I’m jealous!!! 😀

  35. wrote on January 10th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Sandra McDonald

    Darlene, I am so glad you have offered your new site. I was thrilled with the price too. I have always loved your cards because they are so unique. My absolute favorite card is the three owls on the front that opens up from the top and bottom.
    Looking forward to the new year and being able to look at all your cards from the past. Your site is easy to maneuver and find things.

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