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Wednesday’s Card: Love in the City

Love in the City

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’re having a great week. I used emboss resist with distress inks to get a sunset effect on this card. The windows are colored with a white gel pen, and I curled the paper on the flag to appear as if it is waving, like THIS CARD.

Thank you for all your well wishes on my journey to give up sweets! I have actually done one entire week without – I’ve never gone that long before. The lack of guilt I feel is completely liberating. I didn’t realize how much I fretted over what I ate!

Many of you have asked me about the Michael’s Craft Master competition. They advertised that it would start airing over 2 weeks ago, but it actually just started airing yesterday! You can find the episodes here. I’m not sure which episode I will be in, but I will keep you posted!

Enjoy the video!







  1. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 11:21 am


    So cute! And I love the sunset effect. All of your cards are amazing!

  2. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am


    OH!!! Love this card! I’m going to give this a try today. Thank you!

  3. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 11:51 am


    This is a fantastic card! I need all of these products now! Aaahh… so many products and so little money, I think I’ll start with that great stamp and improvise! Thank you so much for your great videos. I really look forward to them every week!

  4. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 11:58 am


    Darlene, you never fail to amaze me! I love this card and and techniques you used to make it. You are such an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

  5. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Jennifer Hutchinson

    This is adorable! You really did a great job n this one:)

  6. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Carol B

    As always your cards amaze me. I love the heart in the window and the flag flying high. Your distressed sunset is fantastic.

  7. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm


    I just got this stamp and here you are using. Much better than I did, I might add. This card is so great. Thanks for sharing/

  8. wrote on February 29th, 2012 at 6:19 pm


    Hi Darlene, great card! I love the sunset, it’s really beautiful, thanks for sharing
    And congrats on your first week without sweets!
    Greetings from Spain

  9. wrote on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:30 am


    Lovely. Your distressed sunset scene is awesome, but the love heart in the window with the flag flying above is perfection! Sweet card.

  10. wrote on March 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am


    Love this card! Makes me wanna distress right now!

  11. wrote on March 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm


    Lovely card Darlene. Keep up the good work with the sweets “ban” – although, I must say, I do some of my best work when I am on a sugar high!!!

  12. wrote on March 3rd, 2012 at 5:02 pm


    Oops – forgot to mention. I have increased my copic marker inventory about a thousand fold (from 3 to 144) after a healthy order with Dick Blick (through your link, of course!). I’m going to go back through your posts to find even more inspiration. Thanks again!

  13. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Suzanne Russell

    I just stumbled across your blog this morning and I am so glad I did! I love your style and can hardly wait to finish this comment and pull out my HA Newspaper Skyline stamp and try my hand at your card design. I love the sunset , but most impressive to me is coloring in the windows with white gel pen! Fabulous effect. thanks for the inspiration; I will be back for more!

  14. wrote on May 17th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Pamela M Zirbel

    AHH!! I love this card!! I also have noticed that you dont wipe off the excess in after you emboss and color….or am I missing this?! This was one of my fave cards of yours!!! ….Pam

    • wrote on May 17th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Pam: I think I didn’t wipe it because it’s black embossing powder. I usually wipe the white though!

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