Wednesday’s Card: Festival of Trees

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  1. Hi Darlene !
    Always a pleasure to watch your videos. This one is really awesome !
    What a great job you did here. Bravo ! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Debbie Baker says:

    Darlene, your card is beautiful as always! Love all the colors and textures. Thanks for sharing. Ciao:)

  3. This is so gorgeous!! I had never heard of those spray products before and enjoyed watching the video. TFS

  4. I really like your card

  5. Gorgeous card, interesting tecniques to add texture.

  6. Fab effect on those trees with the pen

  7. Robin in WA says:

    Very pretty card!! Interesting new products!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Tricia Schaden says:

    gorgeous! love all the layers of color and texture – a perfect simple but elegant snowy scene… LOVE it!

  9. Gloria Taylor says:

    Darlene, you are right it is a COOL card! I love how you created your Xmas trees using 2 different inks. Awesome. Also the way you added the texture for the snow great idea. Thank you!

  10. Lovely card! Great technique with the white ink!Thank you for showing your mistakes and explain how we can avoid them!!I learn so much from you!!!

  11. Darlyne Wagner says:

    I love everything about this card, Darlene! And the pico embellishment really made those trees pop off the card. Love it!

  12. I love how your card turned out using some products I’ve never seen before. I used to be a SU Demo and when re-inking their pads they say to use the back of a plastic spoon spreading and pushing the ink down into the pad. The ink wants to sit on top and needs to be pushed down into it. I’ve been watching your videos for a while and I really enjoy seeing you create your cards.

  13. Victoria Dent says:

    Fantastic card. I really like the fact that you did not edit out your mishaps. We all have them, even the experts. Great card and demo of products I have been toying with purchasing. Keep up the great inspirational videos!

  14. Love it, Darlene! What a great technique video. It was brilliant to use the white pigment ink to hold the glittery embossing powder in place before you heat set it. That looks amazing. I am so doing that next time I do snow. Have an amazing holiday!

  15. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very nice…i like those dimensional products you used.

  16. What a fabulous card, Darlene! Just love all the different green shades! Beautiful, layered stamping and awesome texture!

  17. Celeste Goff says:

    What an amazing card Darlene!

  18. Lovely card, Darlene and thanks for sharing (in your video) what really happens during card making!

  19. Casey Thrush says:

    I don’t like it…I LOVE IT!! I don’t have that set yet but my friend does so I am going to ask if I can borrow it.

  20. Darlene -Totally love your card. Love the new products the pico embellisher and the snowy spray. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  21. Maria Rodriguez says:

    What a lovely forest scene, you created so much dimension with the way you positioned the little white trees at the bottom, then stamped them again a bit off with the green ink, they really look like they have snow on their branches. Now, I just love how real your videos are Darlene, no editing just to show us that mistakes can happen and how you can resolve them.
    I like the fact that you introduce us to so many new products and techniques, so we can experiment and improve our crafting abilities.
    Thank you so much for sharing, Wednesdays are so special because of you!!

  22. Awesome card, I have this set also and haven’t had a moment to play with it. Think I am going to have to get some of that Pico Embellish, love the texture on your card. Glad you leave your little boo boos in, I always think I’ve done that before or so me….love it.

  23. Love the card. Had to go shopping! Can’t wait to get my order and make some of these.
    I love all the fun things you do.

  24. Beautiful! !! Love the textures. Wednesday is my favorite day because of your videos! !

  25. Sharon Hayes says:

    I loved the texture and look of dimension in the trees as you tilted the card. Beautiful card.

  26. Laura Norris says:

    Wonderful card Darlene! Great tips and tricks to add dimension and make it more realistic. Thanks for always inspiring!!!

  27. Love the card and love the videos! You totally made me laugh today which I sorely needed!
    Thanks for all your inspiration!

  28. LOVE this card! The snowy sky looks great. Love the sparkly snow and the trees are awesome. 🙂

  29. Awesome! I’m glad you showed using that Pico Embellisher. I’ve just recently been seeing those used and I ordered a few to play with. Now I can’t wait till they get here – they made such a striking effect on your trees!

  30. Wow! That is really nice.

  31. Beautiful and elegant!!

  32. What did you use to clean the glitter ?

  33. Beautiful card! Like the dimension of the trees with the double stamping and the white underneath. Love how you made the snowbank at the bottom of the card. Love the texture of the snow! Just the little touches you give your cards make all the difference in the final product! Thanks for sharing!!

  34. Love the new products you use, so many new things to try on each day, thanks for the demostration of your trouble as well.

  35. Anita Holmes says:

    So worth the wait for Wed…, love, love the card! I have the set and have been making scenes with it also, however, I particularly love the products you used for the textures, just adds an amazing touch to your card.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent in creating such beautiful cards always, you are truly an inspiration.

  36. Such a beautiful card. I love all the techniques. Thanks so much for sharing and all the inspiration you provide.

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