Creativity Unlocked feat. Stargazer Lily | Adding Vintage Vibes to Your Card

by Svitlana Shayevich

7 27 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHi everyone,

Svitlana is here. Today I'm showcasing a card featuring the recently released Craft-A-Flower: Stargazer Lily.  I will be sharing some tips and tricks on effortlessly infusing a timeless vintage vibe into your creations.

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Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new set!7 27 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Stargazer Lily Layering Die

Craft-A-Flower: Stargazer Lily Layering Die Set

Stargazer lilies are delightful showstoppers when in bloom. They are an elegant combination of pink, red, and white with reflexed tips and long stamens with heavy orange anthers. Create beautiful lily arrangements with the Craft-A-Flower: Stargazer Lily Die Set that features 3 stunning stargazer lilies and 5 leaves of various sizes!

As usual, I started making my card by creating the elements for the floral focal point using the Craft-A-Flower: Stargazer Lily.  I used yellow and pink cardstock to die-cut layering pieces for three different Lily flowers.

Stargazer Lily

To add a slightly aged and shabby appearance to the flowers I distressed the petal edges using a distress tool (you can use and paper of a dull knife to achieve the same effect).

Next, I added shading to the petal bases and a little bit along the edges using Yellow Ochre Dye Ink for yellow flowers and Vineyard Berry Dye Ink for the pink one. After that, I sprayed all the inked elements with water, let the ink move, and blotted them. It added some texture and a more distressed look to the petals.

I assembled the flowers by stacking their layers and adhering them using liquid adhesive.

For a more realistic look, I also added black dots to the flowers using a Black Liner and following the texture created by the dies used to die-cut the petals.

Stargazer Lily

As far as the leaves go, since I was going for a vintage vibe, I opted for a brown cardstock to die-cut the leaves. After die-cutting the leaves I distressed their edges using a distress tool.

As far as the background goes the first and obvious choice for a vintage vibing card was Parchment Cardstock. I made a panel out of this cardstock and tore the bottom edge of it to achieve a distressed look.

Next, using the Tree Ring Stencil and Espresso Dye Ink I ink-blended the tree ring design onto to the panel and then added some brown splatters to it.

I wrapped red jute twine around the bottom part of the panel and foam-mounted it onto a white card base.

Stargazer Lily

Next, I adhered the Stargazer Lily flowers and leaves onto the card.

To make the sentiment label the One-Go Birthday Greetings Bundle was used. The label popped up onto the card finished it off.

I choose the white card base and white sentiment label to tone down the browns on the card. I did want to add “vintageness” to the card but didn't want it to be hard-core vintage.

So, how did you find this card? What vintage vibes would you want to explore using this die set? Let me know in the comments below.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

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Before you go, here are some more card ideas featuring this Set!

Altenew Craft A Flower Stargazer Lily Sketched Florals Sweet Dreams Red Sunset 1 Charlene Madrid

Charlene's card features stargazer lilies that look so close to the real ones! We also love the cool shade she chose as part of her background; really makes the die pop.

Altenew Craft A Flower Stargazer Lily 2 Rachel Alvarado

Rachel's card is gorgeous indeed with this beautiful gradient of pink! We also love the addition of the splatters; it added interest to the entire look of her card.

Altenew CAF Stargazer Lily Jaycee Gaspar

Want to highlight the stargazer lilies? Make it the focal point by using a beautiful mesh of colors like Jaycee!

part a glitz art craft co ltd dies craft a flower stargazer lily layering die set

We're definitely taking a leaf out of Teri's book with this card! The colors she chose for her lilies plus the added drama of the seemingly melting hues? Beautiful.


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Cyndi Morris July 27, 2023 - 3:37 PM


Becky Gregory July 27, 2023 - 9:21 PM

I am LOVING these layered dies and this might be my favorite!

Tara C Prince November 10, 2023 - 7:21 AM

stunning cards


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