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Wednesday’s Card: Stampin’ Up! Marker Resist

Marker Resist

Marker Resist

Hi All!

I saw a Christmas card in Paper Crafts magazine a few months ago that used twine to outline a panel and I loved how it completed the edge. I actually inked this card with markers – and it was so fast because I used the brush tip. So, it is super fast in the video!

I also used my Beautiful Wings Embosslit, which I haven’t used in awhile. I love all those little embossed butterflies – so elegant.

This card in real time took me about 17 minutes or so, which includes all my “where did I put that?” delays. I swear I can spend 3 minutes looking for something that is literally right in front of me on the desk!! I edit all those things out, lol! Of course, 17 minutes is the second version – the first version took longer because I experimented with white or black embossed flowers in the background, what colors to use, size of the panel, etc. I seriously contemplate every detail.

If you are a fan of my Facebook page, then you know that my Michael’s Craft Master episode went up last night!! You can check it out here.

Anyway, enjoy the card video and have a great week!









  1. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Lillian F.

    Love the card Darlenesuch a great idea. I really like your color choices. Can’t wait till next week.

  2. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 9:14 am


    Hi Darlene,
    Congratulations on the Michel’s master craft contest!! you did a great job!! love the bird cage!!
    fun card too!!

  3. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Mary V

    Darlene, I look forward to your videos so much! You ARE the craft master in my book! Congratulations on your win. I didn’t even know about those competitions. Keep up the fabulous work! I will definitely support you and your efforts when I need supplies!

  4. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 9:56 am



    Very cool and creative. Congratulations!

  5. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 10:55 am


    Yeah!! So excited for your Michael’s win! It was the best episode yet. Thanks for all the inspiration….you truly are the Craft Master!

  6. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am


    Great card. Who knew you could do so much with so little. The black embossing reallymmakes your color scheme stand out and who doesn’t love butterflies. BTW,saw your craft master video. So glad you won and your project was a huge WOW!!!!

  7. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 11:01 am


    Thank you for sharing your lovely technique with this card. I love the colours you have chosen. I have decided to use the technique in our group swap using French Foliage. Love it. Also congratulations on your win in the Michael’s craft contest. How nerve wracking that would have been for you. I wonder if they will have a second heat where they get the winners to compete against each other. Well done and thanks so much for sharing your lovely ideas. I love the way you do your videos.

  8. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 11:51 am


    I’m so PROUD of you!!! I figured I was totally biased because I thought you had it in the bag right from the start, but apparantly the judges agreed with me. GOOD FOR YOU!!! I didn’t even watch your card video yet because I was so excited to congratulated you, but I LOVE the card too. It is GORGEOUS!!

  9. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Joanna Mackintosh

    This is a gorgeous card, I can see great possibilities with lots of colours. Thanks for the video.

  10. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    jenn nahrstadt

    this is LOVELY! i don’t tend to purchase the vintage-y kind of sets like elements of style, but this makes me want to, or hunt down something like it so i can make this card! thanks for sharing!

  11. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Lillian R

    Darlene, Congratulations on your win at the master crafts competition.. Without a doubt YOURS WAS THE BEST!!!!! Loved the bird cage idea you put together!!! Today’s card is beautiful… Can’t wait to try this…

  12. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Carol Lucas

    I love your card! I want to try this technique with some colors for Easter. By the way, congratulations: you ARE the Craft Master! So thrilled for you!

  13. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Rita R

    After enjoying your wonderful card videos each week …. I feel like I know you. So, when I watched the Craft Master’s competition, I was getting stressed because I wanted you to win and YOU DID!! I am so proud of you, Darlene …. what an outstanding project you created and definitely deserved to win the Craft Master title!

    Your Elements of Style card is so pretty … love it!

  14. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    Awesome Craft Master!!! Love your cards and now your 3D project!!

  15. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Kathy Ness

    Congratulations to you for the win at Michaels crafts. You did a great job ( I was cheering you on as I watched the video). Happy Easter to you and your family.

  16. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Brenda B

    Beautiful card! Love the twine border and your color choices! Enjoyed watching you win the Michael’s Craft Master competition. Awesome centerpiece!

  17. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Debbie B

    Darlene, Congratulations on being the Craft Master!! I loved the project you made for Easter. BTW, I also liked the card!!! You really are the Craft Master!! Ciao db:)

  18. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Maureen Chandler

    I love your card – wonderful techniques!! It is really beautiful – thank you so much!

  19. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Angie Ha

    Congrats Craft Master!!!

  20. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 4:50 pm


    Firstly, another great card and again I’ve learned some great techniques so thanks for sharing them. I was thinking of doing an underwater scene card today using the coloring (horizontally of course!) and the water ‘flicking’ techniques – can’t wait.
    Secondly, congratulations on your award – I’m in Australia so I have no idea what it’s all about, but I’m going to go and ‘google’ to find out – can’t wait to see what you created to win – but I’m not surprised you won – you are very talented! Thanks again.

  21. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 5:12 pm


    Beautiful card! Congratulations on your Craft Master win…but then those of us who follow you already know what a true Craft Master you are!! Now the rest of the crafting world realizes it, too!! Have a great week!

  22. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 5:39 pm


    Congratulations Ms. Craft Master. I’ve watched some of the Michaels’ episodes in the past and was so excited to see you! Of course, I watch all your Wednesday videos and just love them and learn new techniques every week. One quick question… what is the glue pen/stick thing you use? I love the idea of putting the twine around the card… it really frames it. Congrats again on your win! Way to go Craft Master Queen.

  23. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Lisa K

    Love the card. I will have to give it a try. I saw the Crafter Masters show yesterday. It was great. I loved the bird cage. Congratulations!

  24. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Carol B

    Wow! loved your Easter bird cage, so happy you won, you looked so cool and confident even under all the stress.
    Your card today is so cool, can’t wait to try that marker technique. Love your Wednesday video’s and learn so much from your ideas.

  25. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 7:07 pm


    Hey Darlene! Of course you are the craft master!! They should have asked us, we already knew! 🙂
    Great card as always, thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Spain

  26. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    Congrats of your win! You had it hands down!
    Also as usual your card is beautiful 🙂

  27. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 7:23 pm


    I love to watch the craft master video! Wow! What a great Easter project you have made! Congrats! I also love the card you have made this week. What a great ideal of using the markers like you have, also the twin.

    Have a great Easter Holiday!

    P.S.: I watch your videos every week. Love your projects!

  28. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm


    How exciting for you to be the Craft Master. Well deserved! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your creations. I so look forward to Wednesdays.
    Bravo to you!

  29. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 9:26 pm


    Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tip for turning corners with the twine. Clever!

  30. wrote on April 4th, 2012 at 10:52 pm


    Well I watched all six episodes of Michaels Craft Masters so I knew what you were up against. Yup when I saw the bird cage I knew you nailed it. Have to love thinking outside of the…..punch and paper. I cannot wait to watch it with my daughter, she is in bed. She and I love your videos and get so much inspiration from you. I know she will be thrilled to see you win!


  31. wrote on April 5th, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Efrat S.

    Congrats on the win, you deserved it! Love the card as well.

  32. wrote on April 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am


    Congrats Darlene on an awesome win at Michaels! Great job…but it must have been stressful! Great card as well.

  33. wrote on April 8th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    auntie em (emily)

    I had to go watch the Craft Master videos to see what that was all about… Love it! Congratulations! Too cute!

    Your card is so pretty. I love the tutorial and technique you used. What a pretty design.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  34. wrote on April 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Maureen Jones

    I finally watched the Craft Master video and I was so happy that you were the winner!
    Congratulations. Being under the gun like that would have stressed me out so much. You held it together well.

  35. wrote on April 9th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    B. Godfrey

    I just found you on youtube making a card with the ” Up Up and Away” set, and I just wanted to tell you that you are my new favorite person. Thanks for sharing!

  36. wrote on April 9th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    B. Godfrey

    I just wanted to tell you that your artwork is amazing. I found your videos on you tube and you are pretty much my new favorite stamping person in the world. Thank you for sharing!

  37. wrote on April 10th, 2012 at 12:00 am


    Adorable card!! Love it!

  38. wrote on April 10th, 2012 at 8:34 am


    This post had been sitting on my Google Reader for a few days until I had time to watch the video. Each time I looked at the photo I just couldn’t figure out how you did it…but so clever! I love it and can see lots of twine borders on my cards in the very near future. Thanks so much for sharing =)

  39. wrote on April 11th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Heather N

    Love the card, and I want to go buy that birdcage and decorate one myself. So glad you WON! Did you win anything other than the title? A shopping spree at Michael’s would be nice. 🙂

  40. wrote on April 24th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Karen (from Canada)

    oh yay! congrats on your win! I’m so happy for you. your project was great!

  41. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 pm


    I just saw your newsletter on this and I was just blown away because you are definitely a craftmaster. I come to your blog every day and many of your creations are just so fantastic and so clever. You definitely deserve this honor!

  42. wrote on May 21st, 2012 at 12:35 am


    EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! I tried this and LOVED it…I used the Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils, which have a really soft lead in them (You’ll be sorry if you drop them, as they break very easy!), and this technique worked awesome! It gives the image a really soft hue. I can’t say enough about it – I LOVED IT! TY so much for sharing!!! 🙂

  43. wrote on October 10th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Pam Z

    Some day I will try this…I actually forgot about this one!! Awesome card..do you know if they still sell that sizzlet bfly embossing die?!! That is verrry cool!!

  44. wrote on June 23rd, 2014 at 10:04 am


    What a beautiful card! Just came across this one on pinterest. Great idea for emboss resist. Would love to CASE this one for one of my SU classes.

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