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Fri 03

Lily of the Valley "Happy Birthday"
by Anne Thompson

As I write this we've been celebrating my mother's 90th birthday all day.  Since Lily of the Valley is one of her favorite flowers, I made this card for her.

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materials used


to make this card

  • Die cut the Lily of the Valley images from watercolor paper.
  • Smoosh (that's a technical term!) Mowed Lawn ink onto a craft sheet and spritz with water.
  • Lay the die cut pieces onto the ink and move them around to pick up the color.  Add more ink and water as needed.
  • Use a waterbrush to pick up ink still left on the craft sheet and add it to the images.
  • For more intense color, use the waterbrush to pick up ink directly from the ink pad to add to the images.
  • Set these pieces aside to dry.
  • Adhere a green print paper to the front of the Key Lime notecard and two more pieces to the inside panels.
  • Stamp "happy birthday" in black ink (VersaFine Clair Nocturne) onto a scrap of one of the green print papers and mount it on a scrap of white cardstock.
  • Use a glue pen to adhere the frame to the front of the notecard at the top of the print paper.  Then add the inner circle of flowers inside the frame.  You'll notice that I decided to use only the outlines of the leaves.
  • Place the sentiment in the space below the flower frame.
  • On the inside of the card, place the smaller Lily of the Valley Sprigs Circle on the righthand panel.


This is a design that could easily be reproduced in multiples and could be used for many occasions just by changing the sentiment.  I'm thinking this may be my go-to card for the spring.  


Happy Crafting!  



This monotone card is so elegant, thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful day with your mother.

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
I must say the Lily of the Valley stands out among the fresh looking green.

Nice simple flowrrs--my sister's favorite. I like the framing too.

PS. Birthday blessings for your Mom!

My first comment was that I can smell the scent of those lilies of the valley! Don't know where that comment went!

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