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Wednesday’s Card: Watercolor Wind

Watercolor Wind

Watercolor Wind

Hi All!

I’m posting this week’s card on Tuesday night because I will be in my first ever surfing lesson tomorrow morning! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m very excited!

Do you just totally love this stamp? My sister and I were at the Great American Scrapbook Convention and immediately fell in love with it. It just screamed watercolor to me, and I wanted to keep it uncluttered. It just stands alone, you know?

I applied ink to the sky in long horizontal strokes to create the illusion of the wind blowing through her hair. I added some glitter with dazzling details behind her to show some magic that happens when the wind hits her. Just like I feel like my girls are magical. I just love this!!

Anyway, enjoy and have a great week!!








  1. wrote on June 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Danielle Woods

    Love it! The little girl came out so awesome. Great job!

  2. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Brenda B

    Beautiful card. Love the soft colors.

  3. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Tonya Denton

    What an adorable card! I love the sentiment and the little girl! Cute, cute, cute! 🙂

  4. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 8:57 am


    So adorable! Love that stamp….that’s just too cute! The watercoloring looks great and I love the little magic you added!

  5. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Louise Fox

    Darlene, I am so enamoured with your card that I went over to Unity and purchased the set! I have been stamping 20 years and rarely get this excited about a stamp set. Love it and love your card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Blessings.

  6. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 12:50 pm


    Your right! This stamp is adorable and what you did with it is stellar. The sparkle is the perfect touch only you would think of.

  7. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 1:07 pm


    Beautiful! The sparkle at the end of the video was a terrific idea.

  8. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Cathy E

    beautiful card! Hope the surfing lesson went well. I tried a couple years ago and was surprised at how exhausted I was at the end! Hope you caught some fun waves – looking forward to trying your watercolor technique!

  9. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 4:08 pm



    Simply lovely!!! The card and phrase are wonderfull!!!

  10. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Kerri Tarrant

    So cute, as usual. I love all your stuff

  11. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Morgan Craig

    So cute!! I love all of your tutorials.
    * I just purchased some Stampin’ up things from your sister!! Hope it helps!


  12. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm


    Yes, totally love this stamp and what youve done here…I too was inspired and bought the stamp!!
    This is my favourite stamp from Unity incase you havent seen it.
    Hope the early morning surfing lesson goes well.

  13. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Carol B

    Oh Darlene, that is such a sweet stamp set and your card is beautiful. Makes me want to get my watercolor paper out once again and try your techniques.

  14. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Lillian R

    Darlene, hope your surfing lesson went well. Love today’s card. I plan on getting the stamp. It is so cute!!

  15. wrote on June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Holly AKA KopyKat

    yes, I love the image, just got mine in the mail not long ago. I love how you colored this up and the great simple design.

  16. wrote on June 14th, 2012 at 5:39 am


    Hello Darlene: What Louise Fox did is the same thing I did…..I went to the Unity Stamps web site and I bought it!!!!! It’s just perfect for a lot of occasions. I love the water color technique and the SU markers are great for it. I’ve said this in the past and I will say it again…..you are an amazing artist, you have the incredible ability to transform the simplest stamp into a stunning card. Thank you so much for the inspiration we all get every Wendesday.
    PS. How did the surfing lesson go?

    • wrote on June 14th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Maria!! 🙂 The surfing went well – I came out in one piece and had a great time!!

  17. wrote on June 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm


    A wonderfully simple, eloquent card. True artistry is knowing when to show restraint.

  18. wrote on September 4th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Melba Johnson

    I bought this stamp and a few others after watching you do this video some months back. I just love it and you made it look so easy. I love the way it came out.

  19. wrote on February 19th, 2015 at 4:47 pm


    I am so glad I “stumbled” onto this video. The stamp set is perfect the autism awareness cards I’ll be making to help spread the word that girls, like my daughter, are autistic too 😀 Tyfs!! Is your card a A2 size card??

    • wrote on February 21st, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Stephanie, that sounds wonderful for this stamp! Yes, it is an A2 card.

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