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Wednesday’s Card: Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Hi All,

I have had this bundle for awhile. I made a few cards with it, but things have been so crazy I am finally getting around to posting it.

I love Finding Nemo, so I decided to color these fish like Dory and Marlin.

A blog reader turned me on to this thin paper tape. I totally love it for temporarily adhering a stencil or die or whatever.

I used Peerless watercolors for the background. For more info on this product, view my product review and tutorial post.

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: B02, B05, Y11, Y15, YR04, YR09

Best Fishes
Best Fishes
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Everyday Sayings
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Multiliner Pens, 4 pack
Copic Multiliner Pen
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 8:46 am


    Love this adorable card, Darlene! The watery background looks awesome!

  2. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    LesLee Stone-Rasmus

    I am really happy to hear the water didn’t leak under. I think you just sold me on trying some stencils. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing such a cute card.

  3. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Melissa Field

    So cute! I love Finding Nemo!

  4. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 9:43 am


    cute! Finding Nemo is popular in our house too!! adorable little fishies 🙂 the background looks awesome. thanks for sharing!!

  5. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 10:35 am


    Your background is perfect! Makes me miss the beach! 🙂 Love your fishes – Thanks for sharing with us!!

  6. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Nicole Parmentier

    Love yhis card, the fishes are so cute! Dorrie is by far my favorite disney figure! Love her!!

  7. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Mary Jane

    Seriously cute card and I just love that wave stencil!

  8. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 11:45 am


    Adorable card! Love how the waves turned out.

  9. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    Thanks, Darlene. I love your blog and watching you make cards. You inspire me,

  10. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Laura Norris

    Great card Darlene! Finding Nemo is such a good movie, and you captured it perfectly with this scene of Dory and Marlin! Love that background too-awesome stencil.

  11. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Barb M.

    Nemo is also my most favorite move! So naturally, I love the card! Problem is…….now I have that song stuck in my head!! 🙂

  12. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Beth Holt

    Genius – as usual!

  13. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    megan mcdonald

    great card, very cute fish

  14. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Robin in WA

    Very cute card Darlene! Love your watery background. I’m surprised the water didn’t leak under the stencil. It must be because you used watercolor paper. I’ll have to give that technique a try again, because I don’t think I used watercolor paper when I tried it. Thank you for another great post!!

  15. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 9:49 pm


    Adorable!! Your background/waves and littke fish are perfect! So glad you were able to post this card… Great inspiration!

  16. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh my gosh!! Love “Finding Nemo”!!! It’s one of my favorite Disney movies of all time and you did such an amazing job creating this two fabulous fish friends. I love the sweet friendship that develops between this two little fish and the amazing adventure they embark in trying to find Nemo.
    This is a really awesome bundle Darlene, so very cute, thank you for sharing.

  17. wrote on September 24th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Diana W.

    So cute. Love the colors. Anyone would love to receive this card.

  18. wrote on September 25th, 2014 at 10:49 am


    Loved that beautiful marine card that you created Darlene! Your videos are always such a treat to watch 🙂

  19. wrote on September 26th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Gloria Taylor

    What a cute card for a girl or boy! Love how you use a die cut & stamp images as well. Thanks!!

  20. wrote on October 6th, 2014 at 3:16 pm


    Fun fish card. Great video. Wouldn’t the fish have also been especially fun covered with glossy accents? Enjoying your blog

  21. wrote on October 7th, 2014 at 2:06 pm


    My spouse and I abnsolutely love your blog and find most of
    your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Would yoou offer guest writers to write content for you?
    I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaboratimg on a lot of the subjects you write
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  22. wrote on October 29th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Lee Hodgins

    Darlene, this card is adorable! I love your work and your videos and so helpful and really enjoyable to watch and listen to. Thanks for all the inspiration, (Oh, darn, now I must buy these supplies – they are just too cute!)

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