Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pretty Asters

Good morning friends~ It's my turn to post over at the Dies R Us Blog today.

ETA:  I wanted to quickly note that DRU is having a Design Team Call.  If you want to design for a very generous company and get an amazing discount on a large line of quality dies, than here's your chance!  I have enjoyed my time with DRU and the amazing gals on the design team for a year now and I have learned so much and made some lasting friendships.  You can find all the details of the design team call HERE.

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, I'm even more eager for spring to arrive!  Since I know we're not even close here in Maine, I opted for another spring like card using a vintage image that was cut using Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers.

I started by cutting the Memory Box Piestra Tile out of soft pink card stock and the Poppy Stamps Hampstead Corner out of soft green card stock and mounted them to an A2 sized white card base.

Next I cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs Asters out of white card stock and colored them using Copics.

I then molded them and glued them together using Glossy Accents.  I just love how they look when they're all put together.  So pretty!

Next, cut the Impression Obsession Love Die out of white card stock that has adhesive sheet adhered to the top of it.  Run it through the die cutting machine and gently peel off the release sheet and add ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the top of the die cut word and polish it to give it a good shine.  
I assembled the card and added some Yellow Stickles to the centers of the asters and then added some Crystal Stickles to the petals of the asters on the image.

 A lovely spring card to brighten someone's day!

I hope you're inspired by today's card.
Here's a list of dies I used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Aster Memory Box - Dies - Piestra TileImpression Obsession - Dies - LoveMemory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Stitched Rectangle Layers

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Fantastic Florals
The Card Concept ~ Shabby Chic & Vintage
Dies R Us Challenge ~ Think Spring
Word Art Wednesday

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Simply superb, Birgit, this card popped out at me with all the soft cheery spring colours on it. Your flowers are very clever have Die like this just must use it, and ditto on the piestra Die, going to pin this!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS Birgit! Love those flowers and their bright sunshine-y color...definitely made me smile! Love that Piestra die too...really adds a dramatic touch to the side of the card! Lovely design and FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love that gorgeous image and your fabulous flowers! Adding the sparkle is always a perfect touch! Fantastic! So happy we have been teamies! As the saying goes, you can run but you can't hide! lol xoxo

Darlene said...

What a BEAUTIFUL springtime creation Birgit! I just LOVE how your handmade flowers mimic those in the image to perfection! Fabulous design my friend and awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Think Spring’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Beautiful, I love how you matched your die cut flowers to the flowers in the image, lovely border die too!!

Sherri said...

Fabulous!! I am blown away by your goreous flowers and how closely they match the image flowers! And having that beautiful border die for accent was perfect! Thanks for joining our "Think Spring" challenge at Dies R Us!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely stunning card Birgit!

Kara Lynne said...

Your flowers are amazing! Thanks for showing how you put them together, and how you glittered your word die. Beautiful card, Birgit!

Darnell said...

You really have magic in your fingertips when it comes to working with dies, Birgit! Your layered card design is outstanding and, yes, it reminds me of spring! I can almost smell those pretty flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my, what a beauty this is!! Love your use for the dies Birgit and the lovely feminine colors!

jenn shurkus said...

hello from the east coast too :) I live on cape cod. beautiful card! i love all the sparkle! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Karen L K said...

So pretty! That cutout area behind the flowers looks great!

laurie said...

Such a beautiful image and gorgeous blooms.Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

laurie said...

Back again!!!This time from Dies R us....so happy you joined us!

Karen Davis said...

Such a pretty card, I love the colours you have used. The focal image is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.