Wednesday’s Card: Shimmer Butterfly

Shimmery Butterfly 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. Robin in WA says:

    Hello Darlene,

    I was wondering if the Pitt pens are the only ones that will work over the gelatos? I wouldn’t mind getting the gelatos, but have copics and don’t want to invest in more pens. What do you think?

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Robin, someone else asked me that question at some point. I tried the Stampin’ Up! markers, and they also worked!

  2. Teresa R. says:

    A great card! I love the way you used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I bought that set with masculine cards in mind. Thank you for the different ideas on how to use it.

  3. Hi Darlene. LOVE this card. Your butterfly is so gorgeous – love the color and the sparkle … and the pearl accents are perfect. Thanks for the video. I’ve heard of Gelatos before, but didn’t know what they were. Loll xx

  4. Terri (blindstamper) says:

    Very pretty! Liked the tip about gelatos first, then big brush to blend.

  5. marcelle baldwin says:

    Another fabulous card, you give me so many ideas! Thanks!!

  6. Beautiful!!

    Just an FYI, if your liquid pearl does form a peak, tapping the back of the paper a few times will get the peak to settle down a bit. But you need to do that right away!

    Darlene, you inspire me!

  7. Awesome Awesome card – thanks for the tutorial !

  8. Very pretty! Love the shimmer. Great looking card!!!

  9. Virginia P says:

    Thank you for another great card and video. Love the butterfly, gelato technique and Wednesdays’ videos, so helpful. Only have a few of the big brush pens and not blue, may have to order that color. Know that I do need the Grunge set from Stampin’ Up love the effect that they give. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Maria A. Rodriguez says:

    Oh Darlene, how gorgeous!! Love the way the gelatos blend, how amazing!! The Gorgeous Grunge stamp is also fantastic, it can really add a lot of beautiful detail to your cards. I love butterflies and this one is so pretty, thank you for another awesome video.

  11. Casey Thrush says:

    Beautiful and easy what a great combo!

  12. Robin in WA says:

    Beautiful card!!!

  13. So very pretty…love those blue butterflies. Thanks for the gelato tips.

  14. Valerie Gee says:

    Aaaaaaand obviously that was *supposed* to be on your haul video. I guess I need more coffee this morning! HA! I have that blue metallic gelato, but haven’t used it ever… even though I’ve had it for at least a year. I think it’s time to bust it out and give this a try, because that butterfly ended up GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Valerie Gee says:

    What a great haul! It makes me want to go shopping! LOL!

  16. Beautiful card!

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