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Wednesday’s Post: Flower in a Vase

Flower in a Vase

Hi All!

Today I decided to use the same flower stamp set I used on this card. As with the other card, I colored this one with my Derwent Inktense Pencils also. I really like how these pencils blend. I used the Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink as a background again. It’s such a pretty shade.

I created the white border on my panel by using my Spellbinders die as a stencil. Be sure to emboss the panel after cutting it because otherwise it moves too much and you won’t get a crisp border. I made the vase, stem, and leaf using a few punches. One of the punches I got for free from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration catalog. The sale continues through March 22nd (get a free item for each $50 you spend).

Anyway, enjoy the video and I’ll be back next week with a fun ice cream stamp by There She Goes!!







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  1. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 8:58 am


    Super as always. Love it! Thanks for sharing. These inktense pencils are everywhere I look! Developing needs now!

  2. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Barbara Lasky

    Just ordered this stamp set from Stampin Up and your card displays it beautifully. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me.

  3. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 11:21 am


    Lovely Card.

  4. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Wanda M.

    I look forward to each Wednesday to see what you are creating. I really enjoy your videos and learn many techniques that I had never thought about doing. Thank you for sharing your talent. Cute card as always.

  5. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 11:49 am


    I am very remiss at posting comments on your beautiful cards and super tutorials….sorry! I LOVE this card too…wonderful and fun!!!!! TFS!

  6. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Heather North

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I love how you made the vase for your flowers. How do you come up with these ideas???? It amazes me that you can look at those 3 punches and see a vase form. Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

  7. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Lynn W.

    That is utterly stunning! I got that set too so guess what I’ll be doing — copying!! Thanks for all of your inspiring work.

  8. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Kathy H

    Ha! I commented on your Youtube channel that I am going broke buying everything you highlight…well I can’t really afford everything but I WANT to! Gorgeous card and thank you so much for making that sale abration catalog readable! Theirs is such a mess but you simplified it perfectly!

  9. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm


    Really lovely card…thanks for the tip on die embossing the paper to form the frame. Love how you used your punches to create the vase.

  10. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Carol B

    Absolutely beautiful as always. Will have to look for those pencils they look to fun. Your vase idea was terrific, can’t wait to try this out. You bring such sunshine into our lives every Wednesday.

  11. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 2:59 pm


    Gosh you’re good!! I love your cards – your instructions are always so easy to follow and you always share so many great tips. Who would have thought to use punches this way!!

  12. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 3:22 pm


    So pretty!! and I really love how you made that vase! I always learn something new, Thank you so much for sharing

  13. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 3:39 pm


    I’m always impressed with how beautiful your cards are without using any patterned paper! So creative.

  14. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, your talent and creativity never ceases to blow me away. Love the way you colored that flower. I have a set of Prismacolor pencils and they also blend beautifuly. The way you made the vase for the flower speaks volumes about your incredible imagination!!!!!
    Thank you so much for another fabulous video. I look forward to each and every Wednesday.

  15. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 4:34 pm


    I always look forward to your video. You mesmerize me!

  16. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Hi there again, Darlene. I forgot to tell you that I love the new picture on your blog page. You are as beautiful as you are talented.

  17. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Terri (blindstamper)

    Lovely card (as always)! I was wondering if you’d be kind enough to share your “sandwich” for embossing the labels seven?

    • wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Terri – good question! It took a little bit of trial and error. My sandwich: tab 1, acrylic plate, die with paper inside FACING CUT SIDE UP, black rubber, black plastic.

  18. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Mary H.

    Thanks for showing how you did the vase, stems leaves. I’m always fascinated at the creative ways you experts can use a punch. This is a lovely card, & great video. Thanks for doing it so well.

  19. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Meli Isen

    i so look forward to you cards every week…you are by far the most talented at what you do!!!

  20. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 8:07 pm


    So pretty! Love the shading!…this is such a lovely card….just love how you did it AS ALWAYS!

  21. wrote on February 20th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Renee VanEpps

    Love it!! I haven’t been able to put the Inktense pencils down since I got them over a month ago! Always enjoy your videos 🙂

  22. wrote on February 21st, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Joan Garlough

    I love your card and your video. Makes me in the staming mood right away! Thanks for sharing this with us.


  23. wrote on February 21st, 2013 at 2:15 pm


    Thanks for a great tutorial, Darlene — I look forward to watching your videos, and learn great little tips from you!


  24. wrote on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:06 am


    Your creations make Wednesdays wonderful!

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