Thursday, February 27, 2014

Asters and Poppies

Hi everyone!  I have a fun birthday card to share which uses one of the Die D-Lite flowers sets called Asters and Poppies.  I'll admit, I didn't know what Asters looked like so I Googled them and found out they are a gorgeous purple color with yellow centers! 

To make the flowers, I first die cut it in green for the base and trimmed down the bloom to a small circle.  Then I die cut just the bloom part in the purple.  Lastly I glued the purple bloom on top of the green part which gives it some stability.  Here is the view from the back.
 I used the A2 Curved Matting Basics A and B sets to die cut the card base and to make the frame.  The frame is made by Basics A die #7 and Basics B #4 (with die #1 being the smallest) and I popped it up on foam squares.  Note: You could have easily made this frame using only 1 of the Matting sets, I had them mixed up and accidentally grabbed 1 from each set.
I popped up the Aster blooms on foam squares as well and glued the stems down to the paper to give it a cool illusion.  A little stickles in the flower centers and around the frame gives it that extra sparkle.
The sentiment was embossed in white on vellum cardstock.  This is a fun technique which is really popular right now!

Here are the Asters and Poppies dies
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S3-206 Asters and Poppies Shapeabilities®,S5-171  A2 Curved Matting Basics A and S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B Nestabilities®
Stamps - Gina K Designs, Vogue Vases 2
Paper: Gina K Designs, White cardstock; My Mind's Eye On The Bright Side Two 6x6 pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Bazzill Vellum cardstock; Black and white baker's twine; White embossing powder

Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

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3 comments:

  1. Very pretty flowers Michelle! Very pretty card too, love the white embossed sentiment!

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  2. Very pretty and nice and simple. Love the vellum label with the sentiment, like that trend.

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