FINISH MY CARD COLLAB part 2 with Darlene DeVries

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I hope you enjoyed our first video collaboration!  Now it’s time for Part 2.  I had so much fun making this video – a bit of Watercoloring, some Clear Emboss Resist, some watercolored, glittery stars…ooooh, BOY!

Watch the video to see how I made the first part, then head over to Darlene’s blog to see how she made my elements into a card.  As I write this, I haven’t seen it yet.  I’m sitting on the edge of my seat, y’all!


In case you missed it, check out our first collab by clicking here!


  • Shiny Happy Sentiments (Lil’ Inker Designs)
  • Ink:  Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
  • Cardstock:  Distress Watercolor Paper
  • Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Stitched Stars Die (Lil Inker Designs), Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Dazzling Details

Thank you, Darlene for collaborating with me!  How fun was this!?

Before I say good-bye today, I wanted to make sure you had a chance to enter to win a free class registration.  Details here.

Have a super day!


edited to add:  The only thing – when I finished the card – was that the greeting didn’t show up as well as I would have liked. I was so concerned with everything else on the card that I didn’t even really notice that until I was putting it in the envelope. Darlene picked up on that right away and had the perfect solution.  You will love it!

  • Robin in WA April 23, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Love your technique!!! Yes, I’ll be trying it today!!! Thanks for the collab and the technique!

  • Becky April 23, 2014, 1:42 pm

    Yes, yes I will try that!! How cool is that?!? :)

  • Stephanie April 23, 2014, 2:51 pm

    This was a lot of fun to watch! I’ve been following both of your blogs, so it was neat to see you guys working together. Thanks for doing this!

  • Holly M. April 23, 2014, 5:43 pm

    I love these tips and techniques! I have no problem getting my hands dirty, and those glitter stars look like they are fun to make. I’ve really enjoyed the collaboration videos with you and Darlene.

  • Carol B April 23, 2014, 6:48 pm

    Your watercolored circle was so fun and Darlene’s black to highlight the sentiment was fab. I loved all your sparkly stars and the different at you colored them.

  • Susan M J April 23, 2014, 9:33 pm

    Wow what a fun ride thru card techniques. Darlene you are so welcome on SN as far as I see, You & Cahrine are good pair. I signed up to your Blog. HUGS

  • Pat April 23, 2014, 10:44 pm

    I may have to try this stickles dye technique, especially after seeing the finished card!

  • Denise Gebalski April 24, 2014, 2:52 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. Yes, I will try the watercolor focal point. I didn’t know that you could dye sticle type glitter glue. Great tip. Now off to Darlene’s site to see what she did.

  • joanb April 24, 2014, 11:27 am

    Loved the glitter tip. Didn’t know you could do that. I hope you keep doing these exchanges. I love seeing the creative process. Thanks.

  • Heather Lynn April 24, 2014, 11:53 pm

    Wow!! I follow Darlene’s blog and figured I knew how to do your embellishments. I loved your techniques and can’t wait to try all of them. i love getting messy. It’s amazing what one can do with the inks and products already on hand. Thanks so much for sharing. Will stop by again.

  • Mary H. April 25, 2014, 11:44 am

    Love this technique, and think I’ll definitely try it out. Great collaboration between you & Darlene. Looking forward to seeing lots more videos from the two of you.
    TFS – from SCarolina

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