May 6, 2016

Lavender Michaelmas Daisy


On yesterday's card I had a pink Michaelmas Daisy along with a tutorial on how to assemble the flower.  Since I love this die, I couldn't wait to use it with some lavender paper.

The white top panel of the card is made using the Sue Wilson Greek Island Collection - Background die.  This die comes with the center lattice as a separate die from the embossed leaves but I put the two together for my card.  Here is what the die looks like:




The leaves are the Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Leaves and the daisy is the Michaelmas Daisy by Tattered Lace.  I cut three of the largest daisy in purple and three of the smallest in white so when they layer on top of each other, the petals are really close for a full flower look.


Layer two on top of each other, slightly staggered, leaving room for the third flower to fill in the voids.

Before assembling the white daisy on top of the lavender one, I rubbed some lavender metallic gilding wax on the petals to give some shine to the flower.

I had never heard of a Michaelmas Daisy until I bought this die, so I had to do some research on the Michaelmas Daisy just out of curiosity.  Michaelmas Daisies are actually Asters.  They are named Michaelmas Daisies because they blossom around Sept. 29 on The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel aka the Feast of the Archangels.  

I can't grow Asters in my garden because the rabbits eat them down to nothing, but I can at least make them on my cards now that I have this Michaelmas Daisy die.

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6 comments:

  1. Another pretty daisy! Love the purple and the background dies you chose, so pretty!

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  2. Beautiful background die and pretty color for the background and your sweet flower!

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  4. Beautiful card Ann, I really like the background die, gives a gorgeous effect. As for the Daisy....it's another lovely one!

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  5. Such a lovely card, Ann, with that peek-a-boo die cut (which is also beautifully embossed!) Lovely vine and such a pretty design! hugs, de

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  6. This is so pretty! I love that shimmery purple daisy. Beautiful!

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