#941 – Birthday Lilies

Hello and welcome! Ma’s birthday was just some time ago and my sister and I had another collaboration card, made just for her.

Since Ma loves flowers, I always go for flowers when I make cards for her. This time was no different. And since my sister makes some magnificent backgrounds, I asked her to make something for this card too. She made this gorgeous pink and blue sheet of pattern, and I started from there.

The basic idea I initially had was to make something resembling these cards made by Jennifer McGuire. But then I realized that that would cover the entire pattern paper. I could make a trifold card, and keep the pattern paper inside, but that wasn’t looking too good. So I changed gears and came up with another idea, where I could use vellum to create a trifold card, which could expose the pattern paper on the card top as well.

So I chose Altenew Build a Flower: Peruvian Lily – since it was one of the few sets for which I had the coordinating dies. I started with die cutting plenty of flowers and leaves and then stamping them. I used my trusty MISTI and another piece of scrap cardstock from which I had die cut the flower and leaf shapes, to stamp the images multiple times without the need for realigning them. I then used Sakura Black glaze pen over the anther and Sakura clear glitter pen over a few dots of the lily for some sparkle and shine.

Once done, I started planning my design. The base and second layer would be normal white card base, with the top layer being vellum. I then started assembling it.

To start with, I adhered the pattern paper on top of the white cardbase, and trimmed off the excess. I then trimmed about1/8th inch off both sides, giving it a white border. Next, after deciding the length of vellum I wanted to use, I adhered the flowers and leaves on the very edge of it using double sided tape. I also adhered die cut pieces of the flower behind the vellum, aligning them to the flowers I had adhered on top, to cover up the adhesive. I then scored the vellum, trimmed off the excess and adhered the bottom to the back of the card, using more tape.

On the next layer, which is where I had adhered the pattern paper, I adhered more flowers and leaves, trimming anything which was hanging out, so that the top vellum layer could close without any problems.

Coming to the sentiment, I used Lesia Zgharda Happy Birthday stamp with VersaFine Onyx black pigment ink on white cardstock and fussy cut it. I then stamped it on some craft fowm and also fussy cut that, and adhered it to the cardstock sentiment piece. I then adhered this over the card. I like how the sentiment is still visible even after moving the top layer. 🙂

Since the tape was still present at the back of the card, I used another piece of white cardstock to cover it. And that finished my card!

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps #405: Die cuts &/or Stencils (both are used in this card)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Use Dies &/or Punches

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

AAA Birthday Card challenge #25: Happy Birthday

Altenew May Inspiration challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #316: All About Occasions

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

25 thoughts on “#941 – Birthday Lilies

  1. This is a very special card. That background that your sister made is quite incredible and I can understand how there was a process in putting this together. the end result is truly special, such a good idea and brilliantly executed. Your Ma will be very pleased with this xx

  2. It might have taken some thought and trial, but the final version is just gorgeous! You keep raising the bar for our family cards, sis. 😉

  3. This is such I cool card! I love that you and your sister built it together and that clever design is amazing!

  4. what a fun fold card, Your sister made a superb background and love how you used the die cuts and vellum for your tri-fold Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge

  5. Your card is very elegant. I love the flower and the vellum. It is so cool to craft with your sister. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday and good luck! Valérie DT

  6. What a stunning card Ashwini – your ma will love it! I like the clever way you worked out how to create a trifold which still shows off your sister’s amazing background. Those flowers are beautiful. Vicky x

  7. I love those Altenew flowers and your background is beautiful! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

  8. Wow! The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us for the 2nd birthday celebration at AAA Birthday Card Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries

  9. Superb, Ashwini! Love your creative use of stencil! Beautiful design all around! So glad that you join the fun over Altenew May Inspiration Challenge! WONDERFUL work! Hope to see you play again!

  10. This is so pretty, the love you both have totally surfaced on this card. Love the bold lilies and with the fun background.

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