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Wednesday’s Card: Masked Silhouette Flower

Wild Flower

Hi All,

A pretty simple card this week – the video is very short! I created a mask using a Spellbinders die. Honestly, not much else to report this week!!

Enjoy. 🙂









  1. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Angela R

    I love the card, I like the idea of putting the card base on the back.
    And the Fiskars stamp press as far as missing the petals at the top you still need to put some all over pressure, so what I do is push the stamp press down and then move my hands around to get good all over pressure.
    I think you will love it once you start using it 😉
    You have a wonderful day and I think I’m going to scrap lift your card.

    Thank you,
    Angela R

  2. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 9:33 am


    Really inspiring card! I love everything in it, simple can be so beautiful!

  3. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 10:12 am


    wonderful card! Love the masking idea….sometimes it IS nice to have a flat card! 🙂
    Very pretty, Darlene!

  4. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 10:43 am


    I must tell you have recently found your videos and have been getting so inspired… I love your techniques and have spent hours watching! Looking forward to even more – thank you so much for sharing!

  5. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Terri (blindstamper)

    I agree with Angela R. I lightly walk my fingers over the whole image…careful not to let the stamp lift off the paper. Play with it some more…I love mine! I also agree with Maureen…you ARE very inspiring and I love your cards and videos.

  6. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Brenda B.

    Another amazing creation! Love those background colors.

  7. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 12:55 pm


    What a great idea!! Putting the black card stock on the back!! You are a genius Darlene!
    I wish some of your cards would be ugly!!! Then I wouldn’t have to get all the supplies to make them!! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

  8. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Karen S.

    Well, I just never cease to be amazed! I couldn’t imagine where you were going with the front of the card folded and smaller than the black. Then when you placed it on the black stock, it was just perfect! It’s interesting how something so simple can change your whole way of thinking. This is going to become a new favorite technique very quickly. Oh, and I echo others who love the Fiskars stamp press. It’s really helpful when you want to use a bunch of stamps together; you can design them on a flat surface, and then pick them up with the stamp press without them moving around, and complete your design on paper very easily. Thanks for sharing!

  9. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Lynn Miller

    I had never thought of using my dies as a mask. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!!!!

  10. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Lynn Miller

    Where do you find the eclipse masking sheets? I have never seen it. I did a quick computer search, and I was not able to find it.

  11. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 2:18 pm


    So beautiful and you always make things look easy….it’s not as easy for us mere mortals !!!! Love the colours and layout. I can’t get the hang of the Rangers blender, I don’t know what I do wrong with it! I love the black card on the back, does the card still stand up okay? Beautiful, love it, will try a version of it! TFS!

    • wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Anne, actually the card doesn’t stand up as well – that’s the only downside to this card.

  12. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 2:48 pm


    Thank you for the awesome video. Your card is beautiful, I love it! I don’t have any distress inks, so am wondering what the difference in those inks as compared to another type of ink that might work for this type of background.

    Wonderful ideas!

    • wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Jan, I have used Stampin’ Up! inks relatively successfully with this technique. I can’t comment about other inks, but water-based ones would likely also work.

  13. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    WOW!! the tip of using the dies as a mask is brilliant, thank you Darlene, the wheels of your mind are in constant motion. I love this card, it’s simple and elegant but I must tell you, I still have a lot to learn about sponging the ink on the paper like you, gosh!! I guess practice makes perfect.

  14. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    A quick note for Lynn Miller…..the Eclipse Masking Tape you can find it at Ellen Hutson’s web site. Just click on the link Darlene provides on her list of things she used to make this card and it will take you to Ellen’s site. I love this thing, it sticks real good but it’s super easy to remove and it wont tear your paper. Hope this helps.

  15. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 4:17 pm


    Love it. Off to find a stamp that I can use to make this card – thanks for another wonderful video.

  16. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Lynn Miller

    Thank you Maria Rodrigeuz1 I will take a look.

  17. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 4:39 pm


    Your cards are great.

  18. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 4:54 pm


    Love it! So quick and easy and so vibrant. It’s also great to see how you touch up little things that don’t work out how you wish. Thanks Darlene and have a great Easter!

  19. wrote on March 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm


    Simple AND gorgeous!

  20. wrote on March 28th, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Melissa D

    Gorgeous, simple, clean and easy with that lovely Wildflower garden stamp. I have taken a real shine to that stamp also. I too love my Fiskars stamp press and echo the response of others to still run your hand well over the stamp area to get a clean image. I have a “thing” about my cards standing up properly so was glad you answered my question about that.

  21. wrote on March 28th, 2013 at 7:01 pm


    Thank You for sharing your beautiful cards. I look forward to Wednesday’s to see what you create. You are my mentor and inspiration. I ordered the masking tape from Ellen for myself and 2 friends that watch also.

  22. wrote on March 29th, 2013 at 8:19 am


    Lovely! A great way to add dimension without making the card thicker and more expensive to mail. Have a great holiday weekend. And may all your candy rabbits be solid milk chocolate!!

  23. wrote on March 29th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Tonya Denton

    I’ve been a follower for a long time and I still learn something new each and every time from your videos! I’ve never seen the Fiskars Easy Stamp Pressed used. Clever tool! You can also fold out the back panel of the card and bend it slightly up allowing the entire card to lay flat. So you have the back and the front panels facing you. I find this extremely useful when stamping either the front or inside of the card as the card stock is perfectly flat each and every time for stamping my image/sentiments. 🙂

    I love the simplicity and colors of this card!! I’m always impressed and inspired.

  24. wrote on March 30th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Penny Laschanzky

    Darlene, your blending is perfect! I have that same stamp press and often forget to use it. Thanks for the reminder! I’ve never seen the way you put the card on a larger piece behind…great idea! also, I’ve never seen that paper you used as a mask…I’m going to rewatch the video beginning to learn more about it. thanks for the inspiration!

  25. wrote on April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Kim H

    Darlene, What a surprise to find this very card in my mailbox today. I feel like I got a card from a celebrity! 🙂 You are so very talented and such an inspiration. A friend of mine and I watch your videos all the time and love your ideas. We placed our order together. Can’t wait to mm play with all our new toys. Thank you for the sweet card! Btw, that card is beautiful in person. I am learning to use distress inks and it looks nothing like yours! I need more practice. Thanks again!!

  26. wrote on April 3rd, 2014 at 4:46 pm


    Gorgeous card!

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