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Elegant Lily just for you card tutorial


Who says modern and traditional can't work well together? Not me, thats who! Combining the modern, abstract chevron background with the delicate, realistic lily stamp design, gives a super fresh feel to this card. Adding the unexpected blue water colour to the petals and leaves, lifts those blooms to another level. Perfect for a sympathy, birthday or 'just because' card.


Here’s how to get the look:



Thirsty Brush Elegant just like you stamp set

Thirsty Brush Elegant just like you die set

Thirsty Brush handpainted chevron stencil

White 7x7” Card blank

White stock measuring 6.75x6.75”

A5 white Card stock

Versafine ink in Black Onyx

Altenew inks in greys

Blue watercolour paint or ink

Orange alcohol marker

Foam pads

Wet glue



  1. Stencil the background using chevron stencil and altenew grey inks, going from light to dark
  2. On the A5 piece of white card stamp out the three large lily stamps
  3. Colour with some blue watercolour paint or diluted ink. When dry, add detail to the lilies with the orange alcohol pen
  4. Die cut the lilies, making sure you use both the outline does and the detail plate dies to cut the petals on the two larger blooms
  5. Curl up the petals on the two larger flowers,  using your fingers to sculpt
  6. Arrange the lilies, overlapping on to the chevron background in the bottom left hand corner and stick with foam pads or wet glue
  7. Attach the background with the lilies onto the card blank using foam pads or tape.
  8. Stamp a sentiment from the stamp set on to white card
  9. Add the sentiment to the card below the lilies with a foam pad
  10. If you wish, add some gems or sequins to embellish 


Hope you enjoyed the first Thirsty Brush blog tutorial! Do share your finished card on social media if you have a go at the project. Design team member Kerry, will be on the blog on Monday with another tutorial. 


Happy crafting! Love Claire x


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