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  1. AMAZING! you are so talented! And I love your video…so easy to follow, great instructions. thx

  2. Have been scrolling through a lot of your posts and I know this one is a few months old, but I hope you’ll give me your input. I’m curious how you like the essential glue pad. I REALLY wanted it to make me happy, but it didn’t. I used it a couple of years ago and was totally disappointed in the job it did. I followed all the directions and even tried a few things on my own that I thought might help, but it just didn’t hold the glitter like I hoped it would. Did you have better luck. I wish there was a glue pad that “really” worked. I’d love to use one often since I love glitter! 🙂

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Suzy, I liked the glue pad, although I didn’t love it. It held the glitter, but it wasn’t super-strong. The nice part was that it was quick and easy. To me, the best kind of glitter is the embossing powder glitter. In fact, I just purchased 2 new jars of it, so I’ll be using it on a card sometime soon. As far as the glue pad, I still think it works fine. We are a lot more critical of cards than the recipient is. 🙂

  3. Darlene you show us so many different techniques. Love the vibrant color in this card . I haven’t tried the watercolor pencils but am definately thinking about it now. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Lovin’ the watercolor technique! That splatter stamp is a must have!

  5. Chrisann says:

    Love the vibrancy of this card. The tutorial was excellent!

  6. Maria Rodriguez says:

    Darlene, I didn’t have a chance to see your card and the video yesterday so this is the first thing I did this morning. I love the way you made that panel with the rainbow colors, it’s so vibrant and beautiful. I too have a glue pad but hardly ever use it, I think it’s time to get it out.
    Thank you for sharing, I’m looking forward to next Monday, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

  7. What a great tutorial. Love the card!

  8. Casey Thrush says:

    I loved seeing you use the glue pad with this. I really liked that you said you were too lazy to do a 2 step technique with the heat and stick powder…you are human!! Love it!!

  9. Darlene, another yummy card. Love the colours, how you have done the rainbow. I have that glue pad and havent used it. Looks like its time. I love the inspiration you give us all.

  10. Gloria Taylor says:

    Hi Darlene, thank u for sharing this card with using pencils, embossing powder,ink bling etc. I will probably use this project next time have to share a project in my group of ladies, we meet once a month. Today I shared your card using stencils, embossing paste & powder. The ladies were very impressed with the card they made. Thanks! Happy Easter to u & family.

  11. Sharon Hayes says:

    I am always impressed by your work. I appreciate your videos because I’m inspired by you. Thank you.

  12. Margaret says:

    What a great card. Love the rainbow coloured background and another stamp set that I think I really need! Thanks.

  13. I love how you free-handed the design on this card with your watercolor pencils. You show so many techniques on your cards that you inspire me to give some of my “older” supplies, like my watercolor pencils, another try.

    Thanks, Darlene!

  14. Carrie Davenport says:

    Darlene… I LOVE LOVE this card!! I’m always looking for new ways to use my inktense pencils. wow, amazing look with the glitter too. you rock (as usual) 😉

  15. Definitely one of my favorite cards of yours. Thank you.

  16. Wow! What a cool card, Darlene! Love what you did with the colored pencils!

  17. WOW!!! Love this so much! I love your rainbow background and you made it look doable. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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