Wednesday’s Card: Serene Silhouette

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  1. jacinta prince says:

    you do such a nice job. your careful with which coloures you use

  2. You do wonderful videos – so quick, informative, and real. I love how you had to take out that little eraser piece, redo the sentiment, and fix the embossing on the birds – I have to fix a million things on my cards – LOL! Lovely card – saw it on SCS and had to come see your blog. Congrats on being the FS this week.

  3. Really nice Darlene! I love watching your videos!

  4. Thanks for another great tutorial video, Darlene. I appreciate how you explain the process and you make me wish (not for the first time!) that I had some distress markers. I read your post to Paula about trying it out with the ink pads and a brush. I make give that a shot! Thank you!

  5. Fabulous card. Was pleased to see how you did the W/coloring with these markers. I’m finding that mine seem very dry, even though I’m storing them horizontally. You did a beautiful background; it looked so easy, but yet was so effective against that embossed bird stamp. Really striking card. TFS & for making the videos.

  6. Gloria Taylor says:

    I love how you showed us the different way of using embossing powder, stamps, inks and distress markers on this card. Absolutely love it!!! Can’t wait until next week, thanks Darlene.

  7. Very pretty….as always! Love the technique!

  8. I so love watching your videos and your fun tips and tricks. Your cards are gorgeous and this one is no exception. Tks for sharing!

  9. I love this card. Very peaceful colors.

  10. Paula T. says:

    What a great card Darlene. I don’t have the distress markers but have lots of distress ink pads. Do you think I could use the ink pads and paint the color on with a paint brush?

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Paula, I would smear ink on a craft mat and pick it up with a paintbrush and a little bit of water. You can always add more water to the paper afterwards. Hopefully that will give you some vibrant colors.

  11. THANKS Darlene for another great card! I can’t wait to try this technique, have to get watercolor paper first though!

  12. Very pretty card, sometimes simple is the best. The watercolor look with the distress markers is great. I love this set and I am using that branch for my Christmas card this year.

  13. Beautiful and simple. I want to try this. Thanks Darlene.

  14. judy mathena says:

    just love your cards; even though it’s a simple card; it’s so elegant………… your work

  15. mamichelle says:

    this is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I need to invest in some Distress markers!

  16. What a fun, quick, easy card. Thanks Darlene!

    xo, Marian Garcia

  17. Maria A. Rodriguez says:

    Love the water color look on this card, this is my favorite medium to do my cards. I have this stamp set and it’s so beautiful, all of the images in it really stamp with perfect detail.
    I don’t have the distress markers but I’ve had great success with SU markers on water color paper but I wet the paper first a little bit, not drenched but just “moist”. It works for me.
    Thank you for another great tutorial, beautiful CAS card.

  18. Love it…quick and easy. Will that work with SU markers on water color paper also?

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Sheri, I find the distress markers are easier to blend than SU markers on the watercolor paper. Maria just commented that she wets the paper first before using the SU markers, so I would try that. I’m going to try that myself!

  19. Darlene, I love your videos and look forward to them every Wednesday. I look during the week to see if you might have had time to do some extras. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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