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Wednesday’s Card: My Favorite Holiday Card

Jesus is Coming

Jesus is Coming

Happy Holidays!

I am so excited to post this card because it’s my favorite of the season. I was driving around last week (I’m sure to or from soccer practice!) and noticed a house with all purple Christmas lights. At first, I thought it was kind of odd. But, then I started to think about purple – it’s the royal color. It’s used at Easter to signify that Jesus is King. Why don’t we use it at Christmas? Isn’t it the reason for the season?

With this card, I wanted to symbolize the night that Jesus was born. I actually have three different blues and a purple on the background. The card “reads” left to right – lightest blue to darkest blue as the night passes, then purple when Jesus is born. I’m not sure it was snowing that night, but that’s how I envision it, so that’s the reason for the snowflakes. The silver spritz on the card adds to the shimmer of the special night.

I chose LOVE as my last sentiment on purpose, closest to the purple, to show that love is what came into the world.

I also played my favorite Christmas song, “What Child is This?” during the video. And I have to admit that I actually got a little teary when I watch the whole thing all the way through before I compressed it for posting! 🙂

Enjoy the video and may you have a happy and peaceful holiday season!!









  1. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 8:58 am


    My tree is Purple and Silver. I’ve always loved purple and swore that when I finally had a house that I would decorate using purple and silver at Christmas. It is so pretty!

  2. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am


    Gorgeous – see I saw the snowflakes as ‘stars’ in the sky verses snow in this case!

  3. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    monica kubiak-carpenter

    Beautiful card!! I think its great that you are using various color combos for a Christmas card. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!

  4. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am


    I love the card! It is beautiful, and you do such a great job explaining the truth behind why you chose the colors, and even the order of the colors. I am definitely going to try this card. BEAUTIFUL.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  5. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:31 am


    So lovely Darlene ! J’adore ! I love it !!!
    Very inspiring as always. I don’t have the “dazzling details” but I do have some glitter (clear with sparkles) embossing powder. I should try with that. I just received today my Inkadinkado snowflakes clear stamps and my Hero Arts flourish florentine background ! YooHoo ! Sleeves up ! (though it’s a bit cold !)
    Hugs !

  6. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Jayme Ziemer

    Beautiful as always, Darlene! This is the first time I actually “understood” the emboss resist technique!! Keep up the beautiful work and Merry Christmas!

  7. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am


    #1 I really appreciate the way you share your “tools”! The layout is excellent for us list type people.

    #2 Another new way to use distress inks is always great. I use the emboss resist now. Have been a bit anxious about adding the liquid. But I shall try.

    Thank you again for a very well done video: clear, to the point and well organized.

  8. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 12:09 pm


    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing the whole technique for making a card like this. You’re the greatest! Merry Christmas, Darlene!

  9. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 2:12 pm


    Love the card! Thank you for sharing, Have a Great and Peaceful Christmas.

  10. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Holly M

    What a lovely card design! Thank you for demonstrating this technique.

  11. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm


    Beautiful card! Loved reading your explanation of the colors. Also tried to find Owl Christmas set, but all that came up was an Owl stamp. Does the stamp go by a different name maybe?
    Thanks so much.

  12. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Carol B

    Wow! Love that card. So glad you are able to use the distress inks again, lol.

  13. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:52 pm


    So beautiful. Love how you made the sentiment sparkle..Really lovely.

  14. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm


    can you do that with stampin up ink?

    • wrote on December 15th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Louise: I don’t know – I’ll have to try it. I bet it would work and look beautiful!

  15. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm


    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I love Wednesdays! Thanks for more inspiration!

  16. wrote on December 15th, 2011 at 11:14 pm


    Finallygot to my emails tonight. What a lovely card. the colors are wonderful. What is the tape dispenser called that you use and where can I get one? I seem to go through so much of it!

    Have a great weekend. And thanks for your gift of cardmaking. You inspire!

    • wrote on December 18th, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Darlene DeVries

      @Diana: The tape dispenser is a 3M ATG 700™ Gun. You can get it HERE.

  17. wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Pam Perkins Zirbel

    Awesome Christmas card!! I was thinking from last year..hmm…might start making 2 cards a week so I dont get all bogged down and frustrated in September! Well…yea. that hasn’t happened yet! I am finding other things to make ….but I love this idea!! Well done!

  18. wrote on November 21st, 2012 at 5:42 pm


    This turned out so beautifully! And love the reasons why you chose to do the colors and sentiment that way.

  19. wrote on September 10th, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Sharon Farrah

    Lovely. Going to do this one.

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