Wednesday’s Card: Sparkling Butterflies

Sparkling Butterflies The photos, instructions, and video associated with this card are located at, the only site dedicated exclusively to card-lovers. Click here to learn about becoming a member.


  1. Have been watching your videos for a bit now and I just want to know how much I love your work! You color butterflies so realistically and differently. Thanks so much for sharing. I have received great ideas and inspiration from you!

  2. Gorgeous! I’m loving your tutorials. You are so talented. That is a great picture by your daughter being a beginner. She has a future in art. She looks so proud.

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  4. Hi Darlene,

    Your cards are always beautiful. I love to see them every Wednesday. What a surprise to see your daughters painting. She is also very talented.

    Kind regards from The Netherlands,


  5. Your daughter did a terrific job! Great depth to the scene! Thanks for another pretty card! I so enjoy your videos!

  6. I love your card. I’ve been using a lot of butterflies lately. Baja Breeze is one of my favorite colors and I love the way you paired it with the Crumb Cake and black. I’ll have to give that a try soon!

    Your daughter’s painting is fabulous! She looks so proud of herself and should be!

  7. Darlene, your daughter’s painting is awesome. My daughter took some art classes when in school and I framed and hung all her art work. It is such a great achievement. And now I look back at them and am reminded of how proud I am of her! And, of course, your card is stunning… so simple and classic. Just love it.

  8. Your daughter’s painting is Beautiful. She is talented like her Mom. How great is that??? Your video and card are inspiring. I love butterfly cards. So glad I found your blog. Thanks for the writeup on Stickles, it was very helpful.

  9. Thats a pretty good painting for a 10 year old. Congratulations to her. Your card is also gorgeous. My husband walked through as I was reading your post and was also impressed. He can be quite hard to please with cards. The colours you have used are so pretty and the stickles just set the whole thing off.

  10. You make the simplest things look so elegant! I have learned to use the foam distressing technique from your videos. Thank you!

  11. Beautiful card and great artwork from the budding artist too !

  12. No matter how busy life gets ~ your blog is a weekly must view! Thanks for the continued inspiration . . .

  13. Darlene,
    I have the larger butterfly on a wood block and have used it for years. It’s beautiful and I love how you used it. The card is so elegant. Your daughter is darling and her painting is wonderful. How proud you must be.

    Thanks so much for your videos. I look forward to them every Wednesday and wish you did one every day!!!

  14. Don’t have to humor you on your daughter’s painting…it’s really quite lovely! She looks very happy with it, too cute! Obviously she has your talents! Love the butterfly card, very pretty.

  15. Oh yes… totally love Stickles!!! A truly great product. Thanks for your videos! Very pretty butterfly card!

  16. Wow, love the butterflies. I love that glitter. Alaina’s artwork is beautiful. Tell her Johnny and Kylie said it was beautiful and awesome!!

  17. I love the card, great butterflies, colors etc.
    I like your daughter’s artwork too, promising!

  18. I am so happy to have found your blog! Your cards are so beautiful and your videos are very professional. I always look forward to watching them and learning from you.
    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us.

  19. Your daughter’s face shows here love of creating. Love the butterflies, stickles and bling. A very classic and beautiful card.

  20. No humoring necessary, love your daughters painting. What a great piece of art. Does she get to keep it or is it going in the family room ;- ) Very lovely card too, Darlene. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Terri (blindstamper) says:

    Obviously your daughter has your talent. Her painting is GORGEOUS! I am very impressed. Your card and video were awesome too (as always). 🙂

  22. Beautiful card, daughter and painting. Question: what is the big adhesive contraption you have been using? Does it work well for you? It looks a little cumbersome, however I am struggling to find the perfect adhesive. One with excellent stick and control.

    Thank you Darlene!


    • Darlene DeVries says:

      LaurMKK: My adhesive contraption (well put!) is a 3M ATG 700™ Gun. You can get it HERE. Yes, it is very bulky. I don’t like it very much for cards – I use it mostly for scrapbooking. But, it’s so darn economical that I try to use it on cards when I can. I usually use DUCK adhesive, but they discontinued the type I use awhile back – I’m just using up what I bought before they changed it. Once it’s gone, not sure what I am going to do! I’ll have to keep you posted. 🙂

  23. elegant with those colors!

  24. Beautiful card…as always. Obvious that there is another artist in the family!!

  25. This card is breathtaking. So simple but so elegant.

  26. Your daughter’s painting is fantastic! She definitely got your artistic genes.

  27. Carol Lucas says:

    Beautiful card: I think you should frame it. That goes for your daughter’s painting, too!

  28. What a beautiful card, love the butterflies with the stickles. Your lovely daughter has a great talent….just like her Mom.

  29. Wow. Wow. Wow. Your daughter has serious talent! Gorgeous painting! It obviously runs in the family! 🙂 Love your card!

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