Els van de Burgt Studio Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Tiger Lily Birthday Card

March 28, 2017

Dear Friends,

Shalini Pahwa here. A birthday is one of the most important and eagerly awaited days of the year for all of us. Even in this age of advanced technology with a plethora of options for communicating and sending gifts, I still feel that a bouquet of flowers, delivered with a personal message, is the best way to deliver birthday wishes. But if there is a distance between you and your loved one, a card with a bouquet of beautiful handmade paper flowers is a wonderful way to express your emotions – and it is sure to become a cherished gift.

Here are the instructions so you can make this special card:

1. Make a side-fold card base from White Soft Finish Cardstock. (8.5 ”x 6.125”, fold in half.)

2. Add a layer of cheesecloth with frayed edges and a layer of green cardstock. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere the layers.

3. Emboss a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Bamboo embossing folder.

4. Add color to the embossed piece with Lindy’s Magical and water. Adhere the bamboo layer to the card front.

5. Die cut, color and shape five tiger lilies using the flower dies from the Susan’s Garden Garden Notes Fairy – Tiger Lily die set and Susan’s tools and shaping pads. (You’ll be using the fairy for other projects – no need to bring her out to play for this card…) Die cut, color and shape several leaves using leaves from the Garden Notes – Tulips die set. Note: Color with PanPastels, inks, or other medium of your choice.

6. Add a bit of clear-drying glue and some Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on the petals for some extra sparkle.

7. Add Prills to the stamens of the flowers. Allow glue to dry.

8. Arrange the flowers and leaves on the card front and after the arrangement is completed, add Prills around the flowers for extra texture.

9. Use black ink to stamp Happy Birthday onto white cardstock. Cut a small banner. Color the edges with ink or PanPastels to coordinate with the flowers. Curve the banner, adhere the ends only to the card front so the banner remains dimensional.

I am sending this card to Els van de Burgt on her birthday. It will bring belated greetings. I hope she’ll love the card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy-Tiger Lily

Susan’s Garden Notes-Tulips 2

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s Garden Metal Tools


Silk Microfine Glitter-Warm Diamond

Embossing Folder-Bamboo

Soft Finish Cardstock

Soft Finish Cardstock-Timeless

General Sentiments Clear Stamps

Other Supplies used:

Lindy’s Magical – Envy Green

Inks – ColorBox Fluid Chalk in French Blue and Olive Pastel




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  • Lindi March 29, 2017 at 7:01 am

    AWESOME Gorgeous card I absolutely love this there is so much to see, Love t he different layers of texture, the thing that is amazing you have done it all so well …… Thankyou for sharing

  • Patricia Howarth March 29, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Morning Shalini, Els will be ‘over the moon’ with this Birthday card. I absolutely love everything on this card and the colours are gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • Christine Smith March 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    This is awesome! Love the flowers! xxx

  • Linda K March 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

    wow, absolutely beautiful

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