Monday, June 22, 2015

Birthday Border of Purple Daylilies Card

This card, featuring Border of Purple Daylilies, was made especially for my friend, Becky. She loves purple (almost as much as I do!) and had admired another card I had made with lilies. Thus I decided to create a card featuring some sort of purple lilies. I found the perfect flower model at White Flower Farm's website.

Making the Card

1. Cut a piece of purple cardstock 5.75x8.5 inches. Fold in half to form a 4.25x5.75 card base.

2. Line up and center the main Tags & More 7 die at the top the card such that the edge of the folded card is inside the left edge of the die, i.e. you do not want to cut the fold, instead you want to line up the die outside of the fold. Be sure the die top is within a quarter inch of the top. Run it through the die cutting machine. The card should measure about 4.25x5.5 (A2 sized card) - if not, just trim the bottom a little.

3. Using the decorator vine die, open the card and cut the top front, lining up the holes.

4. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock to fit on the bottom of the card as shown, leaving a small margin. Cut a piece of Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz to fit as shown. Emboss the Shimmer Sheetz using the Swirly Curves Embossing Folder. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz to the yellow cardstock with strong double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut 2 lilies, including stems and leaves from purple and green cardstock. Watercolor lightly with Concord Grape Distress Stain, front and back for shading. When dry, add colored pencil veins as shown. Shape assemble as described in my Lily on Velvet Greeting Card post (there is also a video tutorial), adding yellow Pan Pastel (Kit 1) to center areas as shown. For this card, I added green Pan Pastel (Kit 2) highlights to stems after shaping and used Mustard Seed Distress Powder for the stamen.

6. Adhere flowers to Shimmer Sheetz as shown. Die cut Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper from purple cardstock. Adhere where shown. Glue velvet ribbon around Shimmer Sheetz/yellow cardstock, covering bottom of Happy Birthday Stand Up and wrapping slightly around back.

7. Adhere to front of card as shown. Half color a length of seam binding with Concord Grape Distress Stain: I wet the entire piece first, rolled up the ribbon then dipped half into the stain. I also added a bit of Inktense purple watercolor pencil, with a brush and water, to areas of the ribbon to introduce more blue/purple color so it would better match my cardstock. Carefully dry with a heat tool. Finish with yellow/white twine on front tag and seam binding on back tag.


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Supplies
  • Cardstock: Purple, Yellow, Green
  • Colored Pencils
  • Purple Velvet Ribbon
  • Distress Powder: Mustard Seed
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Distress Stain: Concord Grape
  • Inktense Watercolor Pencils
  • Twine: Yellow/White


  1. This card is Stunning! I love the purple and the lilies are gorgeous.

  2. Wonderful technique and stunning design Mary.

    Hugs Diane


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