Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

70th Birthday Calla Lilies

70th Birthday Calla Lily

Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Wow it has been more than a month since my last post as we have had a lot going on. As we all know life does get in the way of our crafting sometimes but I am back now and it seems great.  I have really missed making cards but there was just no time.

My card today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Calla Lily, Cosmos, Ladder Fern and Stitched Rectangle Frame It along with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Fishtail Banners.  My little background feature was done using Brusho Watercolor Powders and coffee filter.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Create background piece using glossy photo paper, coffee filter and watercolor powders Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Rectangles cut rectangle on right side using size of your choice.  Cut background piece slightly larger than opening attach to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create flowers and ferns.  The Calla Lilies were colored with Copic Marker RV 69, the 3 pink Cosmos were colored using Copic  RV10 and RV17.  First I stamped a few extra ferns using green ink and a stamp I had made using Ladder Fern die to cut 3 sets of ladder ferns stacking to maker thicker.  Die cut 3 or 4 ferns from green cardstock using Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with green ink adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Color and shape 3 Garden Notes Calla Lilies (the link above for background also includes tutorial for lilies and cosmos) add to card front along with 3 pink Garden Notes Cosmos and 3 white.

Step 5  My sentiment was printed out onto white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut using ECD Stitched Fishtail Banners and adhered using dimensional tape.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my quick tutorial today and it inspires you to create.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any picture and it will take you directly to their site.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Markers – RV69, RV10, RV17, YG95, Y19

Cardstock – shades of green, yellow

Brusho Crystal Colour