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Wednesday’s Card: Serene Silhouette

Serene Silhouette

Serene Silhouette

Hi All,

A quick and very simple card for today. Distress markers with emboss resist on watercolor paper. I made another version of this card with a sympathy sentiment.










  1. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 11:34 am


    Darlene, I love your videos and look forward to them every Wednesday. I look during the week to see if you might have had time to do some extras. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  2. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Sheri W

    Love it…quick and easy. Will that work with SU markers on water color paper also?

    • wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Sheri, I find the distress markers are easier to blend than SU markers on the watercolor paper. Maria just commented that she wets the paper first before using the SU markers, so I would try that. I’m going to try that myself!

  3. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Love the water color look on this card, this is my favorite medium to do my cards. I have this stamp set and it’s so beautiful, all of the images in it really stamp with perfect detail.
    I don’t have the distress markers but I’ve had great success with SU markers on water color paper but I wet the paper first a little bit, not drenched but just “moist”. It works for me.
    Thank you for another great tutorial, beautiful CAS card.

  4. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Marian Garcia

    What a fun, quick, easy card. Thanks Darlene!

    xo, Marian Garcia

  5. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 12:57 pm


    this is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I need to invest in some Distress markers!

  6. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    judy mathena

    just love your cards; even though it’s a simple card; it’s so elegant…………..love your work

  7. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Lynda M

    Beautiful and simple. I want to try this. Thanks Darlene.

  8. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Carol B

    Very pretty card, sometimes simple is the best. The watercolor look with the distress markers is great. I love this set and I am using that branch for my Christmas card this year.

  9. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 4:48 pm


    THANKS Darlene for another great card! I can’t wait to try this technique, have to get watercolor paper first though!

  10. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Paula T.

    What a great card Darlene. I don’t have the distress markers but have lots of distress ink pads. Do you think I could use the ink pads and paint the color on with a paint brush?

    • wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Paula, I would smear ink on a craft mat and pick it up with a paintbrush and a little bit of water. You can always add more water to the paper afterwards. Hopefully that will give you some vibrant colors.

  11. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Holly M

    I love this card. Very peaceful colors.

  12. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 8:27 pm


    I so love watching your videos and your fun tips and tricks. Your cards are gorgeous and this one is no exception. Tks for sharing!

  13. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Susan W

    Very pretty….as always! Love the technique!

  14. wrote on August 9th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    I love how you showed us the different way of using embossing powder, stamps, inks and distress markers on this card. Absolutely love it!!! Can’t wait until next week, thanks Darlene.

  15. wrote on August 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Mary H.

    Fabulous card. Was pleased to see how you did the W/coloring with these markers. I’m finding that mine seem very dry, even though I’m storing them horizontally. You did a beautiful background; it looked so easy, but yet was so effective against that embossed bird stamp. Really striking card. TFS & for making the videos.

  16. wrote on August 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Penny Laschanzky

    Thanks for another great tutorial video, Darlene. I appreciate how you explain the process and you make me wish (not for the first time!) that I had some distress markers. I read your post to Paula about trying it out with the ink pads and a brush. I make give that a shot! Thank you!

  17. wrote on August 25th, 2013 at 12:43 am


    Really nice Darlene! I love watching your videos!

  18. wrote on October 6th, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Nancy Williams

    You do wonderful videos – so quick, informative, and real. I love how you had to take out that little eraser piece, redo the sentiment, and fix the embossing on the birds – I have to fix a million things on my cards – LOL! Lovely card – saw it on SCS and had to come see your blog. Congrats on being the FS this week.

  19. wrote on October 12th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    jacinta prince

    you do such a nice job. your careful with which coloures you use

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