Wednesday’s Card: Butterfly Thank You

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  1. Gloria Taylor says:

    What I loved about this card is how you used the rhinestones and painted them with a black copic marker…I have these supplies will definitely try them on my cards…so beautiful and unique!!

  2. This is soooo coool 🙂 I love it 🙂 Congrats 🙂

  3. Anna Jernigan says:

    Wow, so pretty. I have to admit, when you starting talking about Colorbox Ink, and I saw the card, without knowing anything else, I immediately thought..that woodgrain is stamped with Colorbox Ink? Once the video started, I knew that it wasn’t because you used embossing powder….but, that had me going there for a second! LOL I was thinking OMGosh, that is one really nice white ink. Whew! In reality, white inks are difficult to select. I have seen different favorites, by different designers, so in the end I think it’s personal trial and error. Loved how you used it straight to cardstock, to make the wood look on the card front! Really liked the woodgrain on the mat and I learned something. Duh, pencil mark the back so you know where you left off…then finish stamping….sheesh, I was using tape, and you name it, I swear some of the most simple things are always the best. LOL Duh, right? LOL

  4. Hello Darlene,
    thank you for your cardmaking ideas…so beautiful work!

  5. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Beautiful card…the painting technique is awesome.

  6. Lynda M says:

    Love the card Darlene! Will use the technique of applying the Colorbox white direct -to-paper. Thanks!

  7. Sylwia says:

    hi, I just could not stop myself in commenting this card – it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL. I really like the colors you used. and the end result. TFS.

  8. Oh Darlene: Sorry I’m so late commenting on yesterday’s beautiful card, we were taking advantage of the gorgeous temperatures, (80s) to do more yard work. Anyway, I love the way the butterfly looks embossed in black, love the beautiful colors and that background is really awesome. This stamp set is a must have as well as the punch, I’m so happy they will carry this two items to the next catalog.
    I can’t wait till Friday, to see what you and Jill come up with, I’m sure it will be spectacular.
    Your videos are always amazing, thank you for taking the time to make them.

  9. Once again a beautiful card, Darlene. Thanks for the inspiration and I can’t wait to see your Friday project.

  10. Loly Borda says:

    Beautiful card , I love butterflies. Looking forward to seeing your project on Fri TFS

  11. Penny Laschanzky says:

    wow, Darlene. this card is beautiful and so very striking! you really make me want those inktense pencils! but then, that may be because you make it look so easy~~~ 🙂

  12. What a beautiful week! Great Wednesday card . . . with a Friday BONUS card ~ Yee-ha!

  13. What an awesome – yet doable card after seeing your great video! Really like this one, and can’t wait to see what you & Jill come up with. Two of my fav cardmakers who always share the best videos! Thanks for all the tips on this one.

  14. Darlene,
    Great card. Can’t wait for Friday’s video to see what you have created. Happy May Day!

  15. Brenda B says:

    WOW! What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing so many tips on the video. I can’t wait to make this card. Really like the design and colors.

  16. Margaret says:

    Love it, great card!

  17. Cee Shearer says:

    Love, love, love all the great ideas in just your one darling card!!

  18. Margaret (Scotland) says:

    Love this card. Really like the woodgrain effect. Thanks for sharing.

  19. So pretty! LOVE the white embossed woodgrain stamp against the black!

  20. I think I love butterflies as much as you love owls!!! Great card.

  21. Very nice…love that background stamp and the way you embossed it! And I need to get some of those Inktense pencils…they just seem so versatile!

  22. Another Winner!!!!!!

  23. What a great way to start a day, thank you. Your techniques, teaching and your music is flawless.

  24. Lori Fodor says:

    Beautiful card. I’m glad I was able to see the end of the video. It cut off on YouTube. You and Jill are two of my most favorite artists. I’ll make sure you catch you both on Friday. I think I will color me some butterflies today. Thanks for the inspiration.

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