Wednesday’s Card: Watercolor Butterfly

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  1. I would to know what makes this magnetic sheet so good.
    I have purchased the Artbin Magnetic Die Sheets because I did not know any other options but I do not think they are so magnetic.

    Thanks for your opinion

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Carmen, they are the perfect size, fit into a little box, hold the dies securely, and don’t stick to one another. I love them. I’ll give more details next week.

  2. Came to look for my Jan 8 video and realized I had missed the January 1st one! And what a great one it was! I love, love, love how you created the background with the Inktense pencils. So soft and pretty! And love that striking butterfly! Great looking card, Darlene!

  3. Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    Love this card (and all of your projects!!). Quick question: on the stampnstorage magnetic cards, did you get the box they make to store them or what are you using to store them? Thanks!

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Kimberli…No, I didn’t get the wooden holder – I thought it was too expensive. I found a small photo box at JoAnn’s that works great. Stay tuned for a video in the next couple of weeks!

  4. Thank heaven I subscribe to your blog, b/c this video never came up on my YT subscriptions…Such a gorgeous card, Darlene! I love your water color background and the butterfly is stunning! Off to check out your video!

  5. Happy New Year, Darlene!!

  6. Another very pretty card! Thank you for posting your new way of storing your dies…I’d like to ask you, do they stay on pretty well? I am looking for something to store my dies and like your idea the best but was wondering if the dies fall off when stored.
    Thank you, Darlene and Happy New Year (a day late!)

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Kathy, I will post a video about it in the next few weeks if you want to wait, but I am very happy with them. They do not fall off, and the cards do not stick to one another when stored.

  7. What a stunning color scheme! The butterfly really pops from the background. I made some cards today inspired by one your previous videos, if you want to check them out, they are here:
    Happy New Year!

  8. Hi Darlene and Happy New Year to you and your family. You start the year with a beautiful card. I’ve got watercolor pencils by Koh-I-Noor and I’m just thinking about investing in some better quality ones. So I’ve bought some single colors by Faber Castell and Derwent and this is the perfect project to start a comparison. I also love the butterfly stamp set – need to check out where to get it. I simply love your clean and beautiful cards and your process of creating them.

    Greetings from Germany

  9. Robin in Plano, Tx says:

    Wonderful card. Great way to start the new year!

  10. Maria A. Rodriguez says:

    Well Darlene, I’m late in posting but today was a much needed REST AND RECOVERY day from the awesome party to ring in the New Year at my daughter’s house. We also celebrated my granddaughter Anastasia’s 9th. birthday so, it was double the fun. We are a big family, we love to dance and play games, eat and drink and make lots of noise. We came back at around 3am. exhausted but very happy. Anyway, your card is so pretty, love the way you used the Inktense pencils, I really like this for water coloring.
    I’m sending best wishes for a Joyful and Healthy 2014 for you and your beautiful family.

  11. Lovely AND clever. Really like what you do with the Intense pencils. Happy New Year. Can’t wait to see what this year brings to your tutorials.

  12. Happy new year! Great start to the new year with this wonderful card – even better when I have everything I need to make it too!!

  13. Great card, luving this stamp set too! Thanks for the video. Wondering about the black magnetic die storage panels?

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Jan! I will be doing a craft room tour video in the new few weeks, so I will give more detail then!

  14. I have followed you for quite awhile. I appreciate your style and way of teaching us. Whenever I get a card maker’s block ,I go back to one of your videos for inspiration.

  15. Awesome card to celebrate the New Year. Really like that watercolor look from the Inktense pencils.

  16. Meli Isen says:

    Happy New Year…love the card

  17. Happy New Years!!! Love the butterfly and the watercolor background 🙂 I think about card making all day especially at bedtime.. Lol! I look forward to every Wednesdays card video 🙂

  18. Laura in CO says:

    Uhm….not to make light of you feeling no mojo (that’s never fun) but we should all be so lucky as to have our kickin’crafty days be as good as your low mojo days! This is a beautiful card! I’m thinking your mojo is just getting warmed up in the sunlight of the new craft room, not to worry….or I should say we’re not worried that your creative & gifted juices will be flowing soon! Happy New Year! = )

  19. Like the watercoloring on this panel…can envision a lot of possibilities. Don’t you love the PB set. I do. Thanks for the info on the magnetic cards…my dies storage is one hot mess.

  20. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    Happy New Year, I’m looking forward to another year of your masterpieces. I loved watching you watercolor the butterfly card. I always learn so much from your videos.

  21. Love the simplicity of your video’s Darlene…never over done, always…just right…! Have a BLESSED New Year!

  22. Casey Thrush says:

    I just love watching our videos and seeing how you do your creations? They always look so beautiful and are so simple to do!

  23. Love your card! I love the soft look of watercolor! I think I spend every night planning cards in my head while trying to go to sleep. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the tour of your craft room!! Happy New Year to you!!

  24. Mary, Wausau WI says:

    What a beautiful way to start out the New Year!!!

  25. I love this technique! Definitely something I want to try 🙂

  26. Beautiful watercolor background, Darlene – such a pretty card! Happy New Year to you!

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