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Wednesday’s Card: Stargazer Lilies



Hi All!

I am still in mourning over my favorite SU stamp sets going into retirement. Read on for more information about the retiring accessories below!

I pulled out my Fifth Avenue Floral set and was going through splitcoaststampers for some inspiration. There were a few people who took the lily and made a stargazer out of it! I thought, wow, how cool is that?? And since it’s my favorite flower, I was really wondering why the heck it never occurred to me before, lol!! Anyway, I followed a card to Loll’s blog. She has some beautiful cards, and this card really struck my eye. So pretty!

So I’m sure you’re looking at these flowers and thinking that it must be hard to do. Seriously… it’s NOT. I go through just a few simple steps in the video.

I tried creating the lily with Copics and then again with colored pencils. I tried it with a white embossed outline and then with black and brown outlines. When I had all the various options created, I laid them out in front of my kids and asked them to pick their favorite. They picked Copics with brown outline, so that’s what I went with. I used a Stampin’ Up! Rose Red marker to make the dots and also to create more dimension with a crease in the middle of the flower.

The stems were created with Certainly Celery cardstock and Copic markers. It’s kind of weird how the Copic markers absorb into the colored cardstock. They actually blend really nicely, but you have to wait a few minutes. If you’re impatient, you’ll over-do it and it will all come out one color.

Enjoy the video!









  1. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 10:15 am


    Hello, Darlene: As always, all your cards are amazing and this one is no exception. I feel so fortunate to have found you and your wonderful videos, I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you and God Bless your talent and creativity always.

  2. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 10:36 am


    Girl you are amazing talented! I think this is amazing! Love the stems . I have to try this!

  3. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Lillian R

    Darlene, Love today’s beautiful card and your video. You are a GREAT teacher. Thank you for sharing with us all. It is greatly appreciated!

  4. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Chris R.

    Another gorgeous card! I love the way you explain things so clearly in your videos. I can’t wait to try this.

  5. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Robin H

    This card is absolutely fantastic…. it actually looks like a real flower. Keep up the great work!

  6. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Carol B

    Awesome card, your colors are so vibrant and they look just like a Stargazer. Love they way you did the frame with the edging.

  7. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 12:56 pm


    GORGEOUS….GORGEOUS….GORGEOUS. You’ve got the best color and eye I’ve ever seen and you make it seem so easy. Beautiful card.

  8. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 1:51 pm


    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I wish I was as good as you are with the Copics!

  9. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Diane Fitzgerald

    What is there to say I just love all your work!!! You make it seem so easy lol.And love the way you made the frame will have to try this!

  10. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm


    What a beautiful card, Darlene. I’m going to try duplicating it. You are an inspiration. Thank you.

  11. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Brenda B

    Darlene, this card is so stunning! I feel as if I could pick each lily. I loved watching the video. You made this technique seem so very easy. Thanks for the inspiration. I am so very glad I discovered your blog!

  12. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Maureen Chandler

    Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

  13. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Lonna Shur

    This was simply beautiful and looked so real. Thank you so much for sharing how to do it!

  14. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Debbie B

    Love It Love It Love It! Stargazers are my favorite flower of all time. I’m going to have to give this a try! You are sooo talented! Thanks for sharing. Ciao db:)

  15. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Germaine Ferrao-Lenn

    Hello, Darlene: Awesome card, all your cards are amazing and this one is no exception, and I must say I like yours more than Ms.Loll’s. I feel so blessed to have found you and your wonderful videos, I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity so freely, as always Hugs to you and yours!

  16. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 5:39 pm


    Great card and some more great tips on how to color in – especially that last bit of rose red to get that extra dimension in the flower – it made such a difference. Now I’m going to go and have a look at your favorites list (another fabulous idea) – interested to see what it is that you have on it!!.
    Thanks once again for a great video.

  17. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    Every week, you just outdo yourself! I love that you took a flower stamp and completely changed the look of it! This card is WOW on so many levels! So so impressed:)

  18. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 6:28 pm


    What a stunning card Darlene! I am in awe of your endless creativity. Keep up the great work.

  19. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Embossing Queen

    Another gorgeous card Darlene! I love all the different elements you have used in this card. The background with distressed ink and then overstamped. The frame in the stark white which looks fantastic and helps to make those flowers just pop off the page. The Copic colouring with all your tips about blending and using the colourless blender. Thanks again for a wonderful post and video.

  20. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 8:02 pm


    I don’t know how you do it week after week, but you just keep coming up with more and more beautiful cards, excellent tips and techniques, and phenomenal video resources! Thanks for sharing your gifts! (and, based on that cute frog sculpture I saw the other week, I believe you have passed it on to your daughter!!)

  21. wrote on April 25th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Francine G

    Oh wow! It says it all. You are very talented, keep them coming!
    Must get that set before it is retired

  22. wrote on April 26th, 2012 at 1:45 am


    Wow, wow and more wow Darlene. Your card is simply gorgeous. Lillies are my favourite flowers and you have made these come alive! Awesome…you do make everything look so easy!

  23. wrote on April 26th, 2012 at 6:56 am


    Thanks once again for a gorgeous card. You make it look so easy and the result is fabulous. I look forward to Wednesdays each week just to see your creations.

  24. wrote on April 26th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Kathy Ness

    What a lovely card and great idea on creating a little bouquet of flowers. Thanks Darlene!

  25. wrote on April 26th, 2012 at 12:58 pm


    I wish every day was Wednesday!

  26. wrote on April 27th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    amy k

    Wow! I love this card and in the vid you make it look so easy. I love your style and I always look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with next. I think SU lost a great demonstrater when they lost you. Go0d for us tho that you are still making blog post and videos. Keep up the good work girl, you’re doing great! hugs , amy k

  27. wrote on April 27th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Terri (blindstamper)

    GORGEOUS! One of the best ways I’ve seen these flowers done, and love your color choices.

  28. wrote on April 27th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Melissa Shea

    Talented, talented you are! Gorgeous flowers! Seriously, jaw dropping! You make coloring look SSSOOO easy in the videos! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. wrote on May 18th, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Vickie Jones

    I love stargazer lillies & you made this look so easy. awesome

  30. wrote on May 22nd, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Loll Thompson

    Hi Darlene, I saw your beautiful card in the SCS gallery and had to check out your blog. What a surprise that you found inspiration from my card – thank you for the mention! I really enjoyed your video and look forward to watching more of them. The layout and design of your stargazer lily card is gorgeous.

  31. wrote on June 2nd, 2012 at 2:31 am


    I have just finished going through all of your blog posts and your creations are amazing. You have really inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

  32. wrote on June 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Jacky Wilson

    Thank you so much for sharing this technique for coloring the stargazer lily flowers! They are absolutely beautiful and with your video you have made it so I was able make some gorgeous stargazer lilies for my cards too!! You are an inspiration!! Thank you!!

  33. wrote on June 21st, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Linda Allsop

    Hi Darlene
    What wonderful cards I am so glad I found your blog you explain things so well I have just started stamping and using copics so can’t wait to try the Poppy’s card , just waiting for the right colours to come . Thanks Linda

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