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Wednesday’s Card: Love Language Circles

Love Language

Love Language

Hi All!

I used the circle of hearts stamp from the new Simon Says Stamp Love Languages stamp set to create this background. It’s so easy to do if you have a stamp-a-ma-jig. If you’re a little OCD when it comes to lining things up perfectly on your card, this tool is for you. 🙂

I used Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow ink – it’s one of my favorite ink colors for a background. I used it on THIS CARD, THIS CARD, THIS CARD, and THIS CARD. Wow, that’s a lot!

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: R37

Simon Says Stamp Languages
Love Languages
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
A2 Curved Edge Die
A2 Curved Edge Die
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
Sew Easy Baker's Twine
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Jewels
Clear Rhinestones
Wink of Stella, White
Wink of Stella, White
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot


  1. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Susan W

    Love it! I love my stamp a ma jig, too….I think it was you who inspired me to get one some time ago. After I got it I thought “How have I been stamping all these years without it?”…especially with wood block stamps or cling stamps you can’t see through!
    What a pretty card! Really wonderful how you made your background!

  2. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am


    Love this! I like your created background and the way you curved the top and the bottom. I also like how your banner comes out from the heart. This was adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Casey Thrush

    So stinkin’ CUTE!! Love it. SO EASY!!

  4. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 12:39 pm


    Fabulous!! Just the perfect accent of red. 🙂

  5. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Carol B

    Fab card, really like the banner hugging the heart, very nice idea and one I will try soon.

  6. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Diana W.

    Darline – such a sweet card. Loved the black, grey and red combo of colors. The little heart really stands out. Fun to watch you create this one. Thanks for the ideas.

  7. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Pam Zirbel

    Great card! I so need to get that masking tape!!! I saw it on the product list underneath! Thanks again for a quick cute card!

  8. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    Thanks for sharing another AMAZING card! Your creativity always inspires me 🙂 . I love the look of the twine you added to the edges of the card stock….it defines the edges beautifully. Also, the Glossy Accents on the red heart really gives your card a gorgeous pop of color! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  9. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Gosh Darlene, I’m so darn late, I saw the email this morning but I wanted to wait to have some free time so I can enjoy it quietly with a cup of tea.
    I can’t live without my Stamp-a-magig, it’s always within my reach, it’s so helpful when you want to be exact about where to put multiple images on a card like yours or to add another image anywhere in the card, it always makes it perfect.
    I love the backgrounds you create, heck!!! who needs DSP!! This particular one looks beautiful with the little splash of red on that little heart.
    Thank you for sharing another great video.

  10. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Robin in WA

    I love your card Darlene. When I went back and looked at your other cards that used the Soft Granite ink I would have been hard pressed to guess that they were the same color. Is it just the pics? You certainly do use that ink a lot! Thanks for a great card!!

    • wrote on March 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Robin! Yes, I noticed the same thing. It must have something to do with the photos and lighting. I switched cameras (and rooms!) somewhere along the way. Plus I’m sure it also depends on time of day and light coming through the windows. This card seems to show the true color. Looking back on the earlier ones, they seem a little more brownish than the actual color.

  11. wrote on February 27th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    I enjoyed your video today. The gray ink was a perfect choice, and I loved the background you made with the heart stamp. Your ideas are always good. Thank you for sharing.

  12. wrote on February 28th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Patti J.

    Hi Darlene! What a fun, beautiful card…thanks so much for sharing, and for another great tutorial! I love your tutorials – they are so quick and easy to follow, and your voice is so sweet! I was wondering if you have any advice for keeping the Glossy Accents tip from ‘globbing up’ between uses? Thanks!

    • wrote on March 2nd, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Patti, my tip doesn’t really glob up. Do you put the cap back on tightly immediately after using it? I never let mine sit open for more than a few seconds. Maybe that helps?

  13. wrote on February 28th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Loll Thompson

    LOVE this design Darlene with the curved borders. Love the colors too. Loll xx

  14. wrote on March 3rd, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Patti J.

    Thanks, Darlene! Yes, I do put the cap back on quickly. I have never had that problem until I bought a new bottle. Maybe it’s just a bad batch. Thanks for replying!

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