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. 



  1. LOVE this, Michelle!

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

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