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Wednesday’s Card: Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream!

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hi All!

I’m really going to town on the Scentsational Season stamp set! I really love the variety in it. This week’s card is pretty simple but I added a few details to make it special. Specifically, the Copic shading and the liquid applique for my whipped cream.

I mention in the video that the Copic coloring on colored cardstock is pretty tricky because it takes the ink quite awhile to dry. And when it does, it fades significantly. So, it requires patience to wait between the shades of ink you are applying. Unfortunately, I didn’t really have patience during recording. I kept adding color, which was too much. So, after the video, I used my Colorless Blender (#0) to remove a bunch of excess and fix it. It’s nice to have that option with Copics!

I have a project for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft that I am posting this Saturday, so come back then to check in out. In the meantime, have a great week!










  1. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Nanc Willis

    Hi Darlene,
    Great card (and great demo of combining the two worlds…copic’s and SU!)! I noticed that you used glossy accents on this card, and I’ve been wondering for the longest time how it compares to crystal effects…is it pretty much the same, or is it a completely different product/effect?

    Thanks so much for continuing to share your creativity and inspiration,

    • wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Nanc – Crystal Effects has a bigger tip, so more comes out. When I want to do a smaller area, I use the Glossy Accents. They are basically the same otherwise.

  2. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 9:05 am


    Very nice! Love the shading, I will have to try!

  3. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am


    This is so cute….love how you dressed up that mug of steaming chocolate! I love using the Liquid Applique too….it is so much fun to heat it up and watch it “grow”!

    Great card as always!

  4. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    kAY rIFE

    Hi Darlene. I LOVE this card. While watching the video, I had an AH HA! moment. I am having trouble getting a satisfactory image from the wisemen in the Come to Bethlehem set – because of the large solid area. While watching you use the stamp-a-ma-jig and stamping your mug several time, I thought maybe that might work for the wiseman stamp. It did, however, I then had problems with smudging because of so much ink on it. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks so much!

    • wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Kay, Are you using a fast-drying dye ink? If not, try that (a Stampin’ Up! ink or a Distress ink). If you are, then I would try to focus on really keeping your stamp straight. Put it up against your stampamajig about 3/4 inch above the paper, go straight down, then straight up. Repeat. Sometimes if I’m not focusing I stamp at a slight angle and see a smudge. Let me know if this works for you. Thanks for your nice comment!

  5. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Tamara Killick

    Oh this card is soooooo cute! The video is informative too. Thanks for sharing, Darlene!

  6. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 12:37 pm


    Very cute, Darlene! Thanks for sharing!

  7. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Hi Darlene: Great card, I love the liquid applique, I got me a tube after you made that adorable little Santa owl some time ago, thank you for all the inspiration every Wednesday and now on Mondays too. This hot chocolate mug looks delicious.

  8. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 1:55 pm


    Love this card! The Crumb Cake and Pacific Point are so pretty together, and the Liquid Applique makes beautiful whipped cream. I just bought this bundle at my stamp club meeting last night. I’m so glad, because now I have another great card idea to make with it.

  9. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 2:08 pm


    I love the card and now I am not liking you! You are making me “need” this set! LOL, beautiful cards!

  10. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 2:31 pm


    Darlene – such a neat card! And now I want some hot chocolate. LOL. Thanks for a mid week pick me up. Always enjoy these video tutorials.

  11. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Liz Mills

    Hello again Darlene!
    Yet again another stunning card! By utter sheer coincidence I ordered this stamp set at the beginning of this month so now can’t wait until it soon arrives with my other goodies…
    I have noticed that I have a very similar stamp in the Hero Arts Clear Design “Cozy Moments” CL368 set which features a very similar mug and candy cane.
    I shall certainly give your lovely design a go and can’t wait for your next card instalment!
    Liz xx

  12. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Patti aka NW Lady

    Just love this card, I was just watching the video on YouTube and had to pop over and ‘Pin it’ so I remember how you did it. Love the stuff you used to make the whipped cream, what a cute idea is that. I wouldn’t think to just stamp multiple times to get that deep impression. You always share such neat ideas and they are so appreciated!!

  13. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 4:51 pm


    Darlene!!! LOVE this! I was thinking the other day about when you repeat the stamp over and over and I had forgotten how you did it ! Duh!! You keep the stampamajig there!! Oiye! Cant believe I forgot that..thanks for the reminder and this card is stinken adorable!!!

  14. wrote on November 7th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Penny Laschanzky

    always learning techniques from you! that stamp-a-ma-jig thing with the repeated stamping….that worked so well for you. and the stuff for the whipped cream….how you heated it up and it “grew”—another thing learned! thanks so much~~~~

  15. wrote on November 8th, 2012 at 6:04 am

    miuriel palma

    Me encanta todo lo que hace, es una artista, yo he descubierto este mundo del scrapbooking hace muy poco, soy de españa y aqui hay muy pocas cosas de material, me encanta todo sus trabajos, quisiera saber donde puedo comprar material como sellos, tinta, troqueles o punzones para hacer mis trabajos como los sullos, quisiera saber si usted sabe de paginas online que puuedo comprar y que no sean muy caras y que envien a españa. bendiciones para usted. es una artista . un abrazo caluroso

  16. wrote on November 8th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    kAY rIFE

    Good morning Darlene! I am using the Stampin Up Classic Black Ink. The image is great! No double or slightly off image – that’s not the problem. It’s like it has so much ink on it it isn’t drying (won’t dry) and when I tried to tie a ribbon around the card and a bit above the image, I was getting the ink all over my fingers etc and leaving smudges from the ink on my fingers all over the card. I am using very inexpensive cardstock white cardstock from Walmart so maybe that is the problem. I’ll try SU’s white and maybe other brands I’ve never used before (I’ve heard some YouTubers use Neena cs). I will also try your suggestion of the Distress Inks. We’ll see. Anyway, thanks for your reply, and the great idea for restamping an image over and over for a really great image using the stampamajig. I would never have thought of that for that purpose. That;s why watching vidoes is so helpful! HAve a great day!

    • wrote on November 8th, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Kay, it may very well be your cardstock. I use Stampin’ Up! whisper white whenever I use SU inks because they work best together. You can also try using a heat gun to dry it faster.

  17. wrote on November 8th, 2012 at 9:00 am


    I always look forward to watching your videos : ) I always learn at least one new thing from every one of them. This card is super cute again!!

  18. wrote on November 8th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Holly Saveur

    Sooo cute…great video too!

  19. wrote on December 10th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Mary Roberson

    A lovely card that is appropriate for any number of people in our lives.
    I enjoy your videos.

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