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Wednesday’s Card: Silhouette Posies

Silhouette Posies

Hi All!

After I was done with this card, I realized that I made one pretty similar to it a couple of months ago. So, I almost feel like I cheated you out a little bit. That’s weird, but true. I went with it anyway because it’s still a different technique and some interesting details. Let me offer this… on my list of things to do is a Copic tutorial – hopefully I will get around to that very soon.

I used a technique that I also used on this Christmas card… using an acrylic block and some distress inks to create the background. With this technique, the colors are very vibrant when you first do it, then you’ll see how they fade quite a bit (and continue blending). I stopped the camera and let the background dry for about 30 minutes before continuing with stamping the flowers. You could dry it faster with a heat gun, but I figured I would avoid paper warping by not being in a rush!! You definitely don’t want to stamp your black image onto wet or damp paper because it will bleed.

I have decided to sell a bunch of my retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets. I’m selling them for 50% off list price. Sale-a-bration and hostess sets are $5 each. It’s painful for me to do this!! But, since you all like to see me use active stamps and I would love to have more $ for purchasing some new current stamps, I’m going to do it. Can you see I’m still convincing myself it’s the right thing? lol!! I may qualify soon for the Hoarders show on the A&E channel if I don’t clean house a little. There are about 55 sets for sale. I plan to post the list at 11:00am CT tomorrow, Thursday. First come, first served. So, stay tuned!!

Enjoy this week’s video and you’ll hear from me tomorrow.










  1. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Darlene: I’m amazed at how well that white paper took all of that water and how beautifully all the colors blended with each other. Pretty simple but really awesome card. I think I’m going to get my hands on some Nina Cardstock ASAP.
    Thanks for today’s card, as always, you did a fantastic job!!

  2. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am


    I chuckled when I heard you say “This week I did something pretty simple”! LOL! Simple is relative, my dear!
    Beautiful card….love it and all the techniques you used….very nice!


  3. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Brenda B

    Darlene, this is such a brilliant, beautiful card! I checked out the card that was “pretty similar” but feel that they are both unique and gorgeous. In fact, the “Just a Note” card is exceptionally beautiful. I remember oohing and ahhhing when I first opened that post. Thanks for sharing today’s card and technique…you’re awesome!

    Also, it sounds like letting go of your retired stamps is hard to do. Good for you for having the courage to do it.

  4. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 10:25 am


    Love to make a background like that! Pretty card Darlene! Thanks for the video!

  5. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 10:58 am


    beautiful card ! thank you for your videos!

  6. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 11:01 am


    Love the doability (not a real word) of this card and, no, I don’t feel cheated at all. Can’t wait to see what you put on sale, maybe we can do the “hoarders show” together.

  7. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 11:31 am


    I like that background technique! Great card.

  8. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Kari Webster

    I love this card – like I love all your cards!! – And, you’re a bad lady for posting your list tomorrow when I’m at work – luckily that starts my lunch break – so I hope to see something I can’t live without 🙂

  9. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Jean Dugger

    I am so inspired by all your cards. I do look forward to Wednesday mornings to see your new creation. Thank you. Jean

  10. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Holly M

    Once again you’ve taken a simple concept and made it lovely and elegant. I’m inspired by every thing you make! Holly M.

  11. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 1:13 pm


    I love this….I have inked my block but I have to give this another try!

  12. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 1:51 pm


    Love it. Thanks

  13. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Debbie B

    I can’t believe how you make everything look so easy and simple…………that’s the look of an experienced and talented person! Which you are 🙂 Thanks for sharing and as usual I’m off to my craft room to TRY and duplicate what you did… ha h ha:)

  14. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 3:41 pm


    Fantabulous as usual.

    Very much appreciate the links back to the previous cards. I was a way for 3 weeks on holiday and had a lot of catching up to do, craft-wise when I returned home. I did see the My 30th video, but in a rush, so I viewed it again and the snowflake one, just now.

    All these splendid ideas need a refresher…at least for my brain.

    Thanks again from BC, Canada

  15. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 6:53 pm


    Thanks Darlene for another fabulous card! Can’t believe so much water went onto that paper. Looking forward to seeing how mine turns out. Thanks again.

  16. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 9:37 pm


    Very beautiful and simple. Thank you for sharing great card.

  17. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm


    I realy like to watch your technics! I was wondering, since I don’t have that size of clear block, could I use acetat instead of a clear block to create that background?

    What do you think?


    Quebec, Canada

    • wrote on July 20th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Chantal – I bet that would work. I have done it directly on my craft mat and that worked also. Anything that repels water should do it.

  18. wrote on July 18th, 2012 at 11:30 pm


    Oh Darlene, not only do I look forward to watching your incredible videos and seeing your beautiful cards, I so get a kick out of what you write as well! Not to worry friend, “cheating” does not make up any part of your DNA…compassion, good will, humor, & talent – YES!, but not cheating. I’m like a little sister who follows you around (online) and has to try everything you do in card making. LOL! Thanks for another beauty! = )

  19. wrote on July 19th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Melissa D

    So simple yet makes such and elegant card. A great idea to use for making a batch of similar cards for the combat cards group who send handmade cards out to our troops to use.

  20. wrote on July 19th, 2012 at 12:26 pm


    Good for you for selling your old stamps! Too bad I’ll be working for 13 hours 🙁 And… I JUST bought the Fifth Avenue Floral, Awash with Flowers, Loads of Love, and Furry Folks stamps! If only I had known – I would have liked to get them 50% off! 🙂

    Have fun selling tomorrow and just think about all of the new stamps you’ll be able to get! Thanks again for posting your videos.

  21. wrote on June 4th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Faye Cayten

    Just came across your blog, on a group I’m in on Facebook. Have been checking out your page for two days now. Absolutely beautiful cards. Love the YouTube videos you add as well to show how they are done. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

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