Birthday Star Lily

Hi, and welcome. This is another scheduled post. Had a few minutes to write up a few posts from cards that had been done using things from the snippets bins. This is another one, but a little touch up was done on the copic shading, then hunted up a good S/Binder die to cut the image nicely.

-Stampendous wood block stamp (VOS)- The block says Star Lily. Used pink, pale oranges, and light yellow greens to color the petals, added some green spica coloring on the stamens and petal striations, also WoS.

- Cheery Lynn butterfly die cut from craft copper that had been heated (see Loll's heated copper video). The butterfly had lots of dimensional embossing until I ran it back through the Big Shot to ensure there were no sharp edges to present any danger. I encourage you to watch Loll's video, as it's a very pretty look (mine never turn out so well as Loll's, but I keep trying!!! )

- S/B Label die.

- background paper from a huge 12x12 pack (again, VOS). narrow strip of gold texture (a snippet) on the side trim, and then used Allison's Ribbons Die Plate to cut the hem stitched border on the right side (from another piece of paper in the same old 12x12 pack).

- PB sentiment cut from 3 layers, colored with copics.

That's all! Did 2 cards like this, but in different colors. Will share the 2nd one at a later time.

We're doing some porch sitting since the evenings are becoming more pleasant. The humidity is not so high, so even if the temps are not all that cool, it's refreshing to sit outside, watch the hummingbirds at the front feeders. They surely are feisty. Soon they'll be winging their way to South America, where I'm told they spend the winters.

I'm trying to get back into card making and posting. We're expecting some old navy buddies of DH to come in later this month, so trying to get things ready for that. Still in the Lazy Mode, sad to say. But it's been lovely to just chill. Big hugs, come again when you can. Ya'll have a grand afternoon.


  1. Gorgeous coloring on the lilies Mary. They look real! Lovely background and I love your little copper butterfly. Thanks for sharing the video too.

  2. Beautiful card. Love the image.
    Valerija xx

  3. Beautiful floral card Mary, lovely colouring and design.
    Sitting chilling on the porch sounds just the thing for you, Kate x

  4. Very sweet and feminine card, Mary! Love it! The copper butterfly looks great, thanks for the link to the videotutorial! The lilies are very beautifully coloured and I'm amazed by the hem stitched border, wow!
    Have a lovely chilling :) and take care of you!!

  5. Wow Mary, your colouring is brilliant on these beautiful Lillies. The subtle paper colour makes a perfect background and I love the copper butterfly.
    Jean x

  6. What a cheery card Mary. Like the colors and the "YAY". Like the two different side borders, what a fun look and always a place for a butterfly!

  7. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the image and the butterfly
    Kevin xx

  8. What beautiful and elegant flowers!! Wow! I love how your butterfly looks too! Brilliantly done! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

  9. A really beautiful card, very pretty image, love the colours and the die cut panel down the side.

    Kath x

  10. The lilies are beautiful Mary and the copper butterfly looks so pretty as is that green dp it is sitting on and the yellow sentiment complements the other colours so perfectly too. It's a good idea to take advantage of some perfect evening weather and getting back to doing more cardmaking will come with the change of the seasons when the weather means we have to be indoors more, so enjoy it! x

  11. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The lilies look amazing!! I love how you've colored them!! The coppery butterfly is a perfect touch!! This is so beautiful my friend!! Love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. A lovely card Mary - love the soft colours and the die you have used to cut the image panel. Do hope you are feeling fit and ready to go again after a quiet recuperation

  13. Hi Mary, Lovely card.

    Glad you are able to sit out on your porch.

    Hope you cn get everything done before your guests arrive.

    Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

  14. Another really lovely creation Mary. I did receive your mail thank you, but my new computer ate it before I got to reply (might just be user error of course).

    B x

  15. Those lilies are lifelike and the butterfly is gorgeous. All together a really beautiful card, super colours too.

    SO pleased to hear you are still relaxing and taking life easy on your porch, it must be wonderful to see those birds at your feeder.

  16. A gorgeous card Mary! I love it!
    xoxo Olga

  17. Those lilies look so gorgeous! That is a stamp that when I saw it I just new that if I would see it in a store I would buy immediatelly... I was only stamping fot a year then and it took another two years before I came across that stamp here in the Netherlands...
    Love the soft colours that you used on this card! Enjoy the weekend!

  18. Such a lovely card Mary and I love that YaY sentiment ;-)
    Looks great, Hugs Veerle x

  19. Lovely card. I like that YAY greeting.

  20. This is such a pretty card Mary! I love how you colored the lilies and then die cut them.

  21. Love the beautifully coloured image and beautiful embossed butterfly-sounds like you are enjoying your chilling me time -enjoy
    carol x

  22. How nice that the weather and your allergies are giving you a brief reprieve and that you can peacefully enjoy a little time on the porch! I'm looking forward to that as well! I love leaving our sliding glass doors open at night and listen to the owls and whippoorwills, and breathe in the fresh air!

    Beautiful lilies and a lovely border to complement your butterfly, Mary! It's a lovely, soft, serene card.


  23. Love these pretty lilies, Mary! The butterfly is perfect with them and I love the pretty but simple background! Wish we were close enough I could sit on the porch with you. Sounds lovely!

  24. Most of my cards these days are made from things I find in my scraps and boxes of ready made images. Finally I'm starting to feel the stash is being reduced, can't spot it yet though, lol. This card is classy!

  25. So beautiful...just gorgeous. Love the colors of your stunning flowers.

  26. Hi Mary,
    so glad you are feeling better.
    Wonderful card, and the colouring of those fab lilies is ace.
    That gorgeous butterfly really pops on the great shade of green.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  27. Stunning Mary, absolutely love it. so soft and pretty.

  28. This is just beautiful Mary. The lillies are colored so beautifully. I love the soft muted look and that copper butterfly is gorgeous. I need to go watch that video. Hope hubby enjoys visiting with his buddies. That should give you some crafting time.

  29. Soft, subtle and lovely, Mary ... such a wonderfully calm card! Those chilled moments on the porch must be fabulous ... enjoy every minute! Hugs, Anita :)