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Wednesday’s Card: Tree with Masking

Tree with Masking

Hi All!

This tree came from the Tree Friends stamp set by Mama Elephant. So pretty!

I wanted to create a background for this tree, so I used Heather Telford’s masking techniques. She is seriously the queen of masking!! You should check out her site – lots of beautiful cards. Anyway, it’s actually quite easy and the results are fantastic. 🙂

Enjoy the video and have a great week!









  1. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Susan W

    That is just so pretty! And you make it look so simple! 😉 Love the scene and how you did the grass and sky with the masking. I also love how you blocked in the sentiment!


  2. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 9:08 am


    So pretty.

  3. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 9:51 am


    What is the material you are using for the reposition masking that you do? Would like to be able to use that on my cards

  4. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 am


    Love this card. The results of the masking technique looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 10:47 am


    I love your you tube tutorials. What do you like better, Tim Holtz distress markers or stampin up markers? I see you use both but wonder if one is better. I have the Tim Holtz and love them, but am always on the lookout for new products.

    • wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I really love the Stampin’ Up! colors – beautiful and vibrant. So, I’ve always loved their markers. I just recently purchased the distress markers. I really enjoy using them on watercolor paper, but honestly I still tend to prefer the color tones of Stampin’ Up!. Tim Holtz has released a bunch of new colors recently, so they are catching up a little in my mind. Pink has always been a problem for me with his line, but the Picked Raspberry really helped a lot (extremely similar to one of my favs, SU Melon Mambo). Maybe it’s because Stampin’ Up! does a great job of organizing their colors – that makes me feel more comfortable. I feel like the distress ones are just thrown out randomly. Does that make any sense at all? SU markers aren’t as good at blending on paper, so you could argue that both are essential, lol! 🙂

  6. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 11:31 am



  7. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, I love this beautiful image!! love the way you made the hills, love the way you colored this little flowers…..love everything about it!! Thank you so much for your Wednesday’s videos, I look forward to them every single week. I need to get me some of that Eclipse Masking Tape, it will make my card making life so much easier!!

  8. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 11:41 am


    Wow! Awesome card! Love all the colours you used.

  9. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 1:03 pm


    This is fabulous Darlene! x

  10. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Heather T

    Hi Darlene,
    Lovely card, I especially like all the colour in the flowers and leaves. Thanks for such kind words and for linking to my site.

  11. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Denise Parcells

    This card is GORGEOUS! I just want to stare at it all day. Anyone would be lucky to receive this. I’ve been looking at Mama Elephant stamps for a while and I may have to cave and finally buy a set or two or 10!! I tend to keep my handmade cards on display for a long time. The very first one I ever received is still on display (and went up over 2 years ago)…a card like this would certainly never be taken down, either. 🙂

  12. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Lillian R

    Darlene, Love your card!!! Something different and Beautiful. I have to have this Stamp… Thanks for the great instructions on masking. You make it look SO EASY……

  13. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Carol B

    Wow, lots of work coloring that tree. Love how you framed in the sentiment and tree scene. Your background masking is awesome.

  14. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Mary H.

    Super card, and loved your sponging. I follow Heather, and you did a fab job at casing her sponge technique. Loved this video, thanks for taking the time to show how you did the background.

  15. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Mary Ann Huntington

    Darlene, you are just totally amazing. I could just sit and watch you color all day long. I’ve been following you for such a long time and always learn something new every time you make a video. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  16. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    WOW Darlene!
    What a GORGEOUS card! I love that tree stamp…. and you colored it so beautifully! Also, your masking and blending technique for the grass looks awesome! Thank you for sharing…I always enjoy watching your video tutorials! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  17. wrote on August 1st, 2013 at 9:03 am


    Darlene: I wish everyday was Wednesday, because your youtube videos are so inspiring. You break it down so well that even us crafting challenged feel that perhaps we too can make a beautiful card like you. This week’s tree card was wonderful.

  18. wrote on August 1st, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Gloria T.

    Darlene, thank you again for showing us how to create this beautiful card. Masking seems to be easy to do but yet it takes some creativity as well. I am definitely going to try this technique, can’t wait for the next creation of yours.

  19. wrote on August 7th, 2013 at 8:32 pm


    Another great card and video. Awesome job with your masking!

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