I seem to be on a botanical kick lately but with the new Memory Box dies can you blame me?
Today I share with you the Lovely Aster. As I did last week with the Phlox...I went to the internet to research asters---what color are they? Do they grow in clusters? Again, I found there are many colors and varieties but this color combination appealed to me most.
And here's Nature's finest!
The actual metal die looks like this:
I layered the 3 largest die cut flowers after "stripping" each petal between my fingers and pulling downward ---much like curling ribbon with scissors. A tiny drop of glue in the centers between each layer (in descending size) holds them in place. As for the yellow center, I die cut 3 per flower to give it fullness. They were "stripped" upward, layered, then slightly crushed with my thumb to create a dome.
A little petal "fluffing" and lifting made each flower dimensional. This card will definitely need to be hand delivered or sent in a presentation box so it won't be crushed.
Here are all the supplies used on this card:
98510 Lovely Aster die
98508 Pippi Butterfly die
98507 Isabella Butterfly die
B1906 Filled with Love
98449 Chesapeake Circle die
10152 Flower Cottage ,44042 Sweet Corn, 44015 Hyacinth, 44038 Sapphire, 77885 Distressed Blueberry, 44010 Dill and 44037 Sage.
In my next post...the lovely Peony? Dogwood? Hollyhock? Violet? ...any requests?