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Wednesday’s Card: Twinkling Flowers

Twinkling Flowers

Twinkling Flowers

Hi All!

Today’s card is full of shimmer. I used Twinkling H2O‘s to color it (thank you and shout out to Melba J!).

These little jars of color store in hardened form, kind of like a little rock. However, when you add water to them, they become paint. Add a lot of water to make it work like a watercolor. Add just a little water (or let it dry for a bit), and it becomes more like an acrylic paint. And, the best part, the color is full of shimmer! When you’re done, just let it dry and store again. So easy!!

I first heat embossed the flowers with white powder then colored them. I don’t think the pictures really do the card justice – the color is just beautiful in real life.

A very nice blog reader named Marilyn sent me some Hero Arts black cardstock in response to my embossing powder comparison. She thought I may get a different result using Hero Arts powder on Hero Arts paper. I made an update to that post with the results. She sent me an extra couple of pieces, so I used it on this card. I love how it’s black on one side and white on the other. A perfect card base! Thank you Marilyn!

Now, as far as purchasing the Twinkling H2O’s, I’m not sure. SimonSaysStamp has several individual colors (scroll down a little bit on their page to see) and Scrapbook.com has a few sets. However, neither has the colors I used (sky blue, blue ice, pink azalea, solar gold, and yellow rose). Sorry about that! But still, there are plenty of other beautiful colors to choose from. 🙂

Enjoy and have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Note: Copic colors used: 110

Penny Black Sun Dial Stamp
Penny Black Sundial
Twinkling H2O's
Twinkling H2O’s
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Black Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Jewels
Clear Rhinestones
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 10:52 am


    Breathtaking!! Absolutely beautiful! You make it look so easy. 🙂 I have some twinkling H2O’s that I’ve never used, and now I’m excited to try them out! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  2. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Lovely card Darlene, it looks like that Van Gogh still life with the sunflowers but this beauty you made shimmers!! I love the H2O’s paints, they add some bling without being overpowering. I’m always amazed at how the water colors run in all the spaces that are limited by the Embossing Powder, it’s a fabulous look. Thank you for this wonderful video.

  3. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Diana W.

    I put my Twinkling H20s away and now I need to bring them out again. Lovely idea. Thank you!

  4. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 4:00 pm


    I think I happened upon your blog via one of the SSS blog hops…and I am so glad I did! I think you do amazing stuff and I am learning a lot watching you.
    I wonder if you could recommend any online classes for copic coloring ?
    Many thanks.

    • wrote on November 7th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Amy, I don’t know of any online classes. I’ve been watching the Copic site for an in-person certification class to come to my area. I know they have some written tutorials but it’s not the same as a video.

  5. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 4:29 pm


    I absolutely love H2O’s. You can get more colour choice at Luminarte. I love it all. Yourpiece is beautiful

  6. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    darah inouye

    OMG! I mist have heard you because I just rediscovered my Twinkle H2O paints the other day! I found these years ago and got quite a few sets. I just love how they shimmer and shine.
    Mahalo for the inspiration Darlene! Your cards are such works of art, it makes me feel like
    I can do anything! Mahalo!

  7. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Susan W

    So beautiful…love those paints. I have some…you’ve inspired me to drag them out!

  8. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Valerie Martin

    Oh Darlene!
    This is such a gorgeous card! (as usual!) I love all of my H2O’s! I just thought that I would suggest that you make sure that they are totally dry before putting the lids back on. I had their entire collection of 200 colors and most got ruined b/c of mold from not letting them dry. I have had them for many years and I did end up repurchasing them. I do not even put the caps back on at all now. I just discarded them. I am not sure if they have reformulated them or not. Just thought that I would mention it.

  9. wrote on November 6th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Mary, Wausau WI

    Your creative use of new toys never ceases to amaze me!
    Beautiful ~

  10. wrote on November 12th, 2013 at 2:50 pm


    I haven’t played with these paints…but you’ve made me want to try! 🙂

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