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Wednesday’s Card: Masking & Ruffles

Ruffles and Masking

Hi All!

I had no Internet access for almost an entire week! I couldn’t check out my favorite blogs, I had to go to Starbucks to check email and post to my blog, and I had to find other things to do at night! I think it was a good exercise for me. It made me realize how much time I spend just sort of wasting time. I guess you could call it “downtime”, but since I don’t have an office job, I’m not sure I need downtime. Do I?

Anyway, I got this new trim from Webster’s Pages – isn’t it so pretty? Actually, I bought 3 packages of trim from that brand – lots of cool designs and fabrics. My cards are usually so clean and organized that it was a little uncomfortable for me to use this trim. You’ll see in the video that I fiddled with it quite a bit and did a bunch of deliberating over where/how to place it.

I used some post-its to mask the top portion of the card so that I could create the bottom half. It’s the same technique I used on this invitation. It’s amazing how great post-its work!

Enjoy and have a great week!

SONG: “I’m Like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado.


  • Hero Arts Friend Definition Stamp
  • Hero Arts Flourish Stamp
  • Hero Arts Trees, Birds, and Messages Stamp Set
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
  • Webster’s Pages Bloomer Trim
  • Stampin’ Up! Decorative Label Punch
  • Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:56 am


    I love it!!! Truely incredible. I love the new use of the double distress ink for the saying. I also love that back trim. Great job!! Also love the song.

  2. wrote on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:04 am


    Hi! This is my first visit to your beautiful blog, but it won’t be my last! The video is fabulous (love the song). And, I love your style, Darlene. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. wrote on February 23rd, 2011 at 11:37 am

    monica kubiak-carpenter

    Oh my!! This is so so cute!!

  4. wrote on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm


    Hi Darlene- It is your buddy Kari! You’ve outdone yourself on this one! What beautiful technique with the Distress Inks! I am also looking forward to your changes in your blog! I have no doubts it will be great!

  5. wrote on February 25th, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Ayana Posadas

    Gorgeous card, Darlene! I really like the look of that fun ribbon that you used. I can’t wait to see what your new blog design will look like! I’ve been wanting to change mine up a bit too.

  6. wrote on November 4th, 2011 at 5:00 am


    It’s so beautiful… love it !!! thanks for the video !

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