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Wednesday’s Card: Triple Flower

Triple Flower

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This week I’m using a stamp that is really easy to create dimension with – the lines help you figure out where the shadows are. I used masking to stamp the two flowers behind the middle flower.

I think this is the first time I have used vellum for my sentiment. I think I’m going to have to do this more often! So many times I feel like I’m staring at my card wondering where the heck I am going to put the sentiment. I know I don’t need one every time, but I kind of like to have one. With vellum, it can be very subtle and not distract your focal point. I seriously feel like I learn something new every week!

Lily Pad Cards asked me to participate in their blog hop this Sunday to celebrate their one year birthday! I’m so excited. Of course, I am such a planner that it’s already done! Copics and cupcakes. Come back on Sunday to see!

Have a great week!






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  1. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Margaret in WI

    Thanks Darlene for another great video! I’ll have to get my masking tape out and give it a try!

  2. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 11:51 am


    Your coloring is so beautiful! I love the the use of the white added in to create the light.
    Such a beautiful card

  3. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Ayana Posadas

    Hiiiii Darlene!!!
    It’s been so long since I’ve commented on your blog. 🙁 My life got super hectic and busy. But just know that even if I can’t always comment, I’m still watching your amazing work! I always LOVE it!
    This card today came out super pretty. I love the masking, the coloring, and the fabulous background! All of the colors look stunning together!
    Oh, by the way, I’ve started doing Zumba sometimes at my gym. I remember you teach it, so I thought of you. It’s awesome cardio! 🙂

  4. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Terri (blindstamper)

    I think your creations are so amazingly beautiful. I’m so glad you create these videos.

  5. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Carol B

    Your coloring is wonderful, you have really learned to use copics and the shading with white pencil really shows off those flowers. Love the way you used the vellum for your sentiment…

  6. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 12:36 pm


    Gorgeous coloring technique. Love your cards.

  7. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 12:53 pm


    Darlene – I absolutely love your card – but most of all I love your VIDEO! You are so very smart to speed it up and talk over the process! It makes the video so nice to watch and learn from – good job! Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful card and video with all of us out here! Your talents are appreciated!

  8. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Yvonne Williams

    Thanks Darlene, enjoyed the video. Love how you crafted the card!

  9. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 2:37 pm


    Darlene – wow, what a great design! And I never know what to do with my vellum. Thanks for the idea. Someday I’ll look into copics. But your tutorial on how to use my SU! markers will get me going here.
    Happy Spring!

  10. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm


    Another fabulous card Darlene. Again, your explanation of your copic coloring is so helpful – love how the white pencil makes so much of a difference – another great hint and another great stamp set which I just might have to buy!

  11. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 5:32 pm


    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, and your video and explaination of the techniques you use is so very helpful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  12. wrote on March 28th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Hello Darlene: OMG!!!!! I was eagerly waiting for your Wednesday card video. I was blown away again and I learned so, so much watching you. Thank you for answering my question about the vellum and stamp-a-magig, I am going to do that with each and every SU wood stamp set I have. I also ordered a bunch of those sponge aplicators because I think they are awesome for distribuiting the color on the paper. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this videos for all of us to watch and learn from them. God Bless your amazing talet.

  13. wrote on March 29th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Lillian R

    Thank you Darlene for another Beautiful card!!! I look forward to Wednesdays every week… I have learned so much from watching you….. It is greatly appreciated.

  14. wrote on March 29th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Michelle E

    I love masking! The flower you chose is perfect for that technique. Thanks again for another great card.

  15. wrote on March 31st, 2012 at 3:10 am


    This is a gorgeous card and I love the effect of these type of diecuts which give more movement to the ddesign. A simple technque taken to new heights….stunning! TFS!

  16. wrote on April 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm


    Great card! Gorgeous!

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

    Kim Thomas

    It’s just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  18. wrote on April 7th, 2012 at 7:02 am


    Loved this card
    I had a question… How do you decide when to use distress inks instead of stampin’ up inks for coloring your paper? I noticed that you used both in this card. Is it about the particular color you want? Or is there a difference in the look? Or something else?

    • wrote on April 8th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Denise – good question! I sometimes choose because of color, but there are other factors. For example, if I want to have water spots, they show up best with SU ink and SU paper. If I am going to be blending multiple colors, I will use distress inks because they allow a little longer to dry. If I’m going to be leaving part of the card white or inking just the edges (like I did with this card and the Scattered Straw), I will use distress inks because they are more forgiving with the foam applicator (i.e. it’s easier to not have the rectangle marks). When I want something more colorful and vibrant, I will usually go with SU. If I want something a little less so, I go with distress. If I need to match ink with a marker, I will use SU because of the coordinating marker colors. Gosh, not a simple answer I guess!

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