Saturday, 31 August 2013

Aster Die

Good morning friends, and welcome to Lydia my newest follower. Glad you are here Lydia and hope you enjoy what you see.

I have been wanting the SB Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster die for some time but kept telling myself I had enough. In the end I couldn't resist any longer and it arrived this morning, hence I had to use it straight away. Well you do, don't you?

My Card


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I already had an idea what I was going to do today - and using the aster was not part of that plan!!  However I cut three of the second size and added them to my card in place of what I was going to use.  My card is approximately 6 x 6 " and made from some cream card stock.  I ran a piece of brown card stock through Couture Creations "Damask" embossing folder.  I then die cut another piece of brown card with  SB Borderabilities Bracket Borders One.  The striped card stock is from First Edition "Daydream".  I then just added a few pink pearls and some card candi to the aster to finish . This card is nothing like it started out but I'm not unhappy with it.

Well that's all for today. See you again soon. 





23 comments:

  1. Hello Christine, beautiful card, love the embossing and the use of brown card is lovely, not really a colour seen much and your design is great.

    My Aster die arrived the other day and I cut out and made one up but so far not managed a card with it. I couldn't resist either and after all, whe whole world and his wife has them, why be left out. Have a lovely day, Kate x

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  2. Beautiful card,love the fab design.xxx

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  3. Hi Christine,
    wonderful card. Love that aster die too. What fab embossing, it really shows up lovely on that card. great design as always.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  4. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the flower and the embossed design looks wonderful.
    I hope you have a good day
    Sue xx

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  5. A lovely card Christine. I love the flower and embossing - so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  6. Beautiful creation and lovely embossing folder used..xx

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  7. Wat een beeldschone kaart
    groetjes Janie

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  8. This is very different to your usual style Christine - I do like the dies used and can see why you had to use the aster immediately! Doesn't it build up nicely!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS I love those natty little notebooks from yesterday.

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  9. Hi Christine,
    Thanks for the welcome. I too love the aster flower and have been using it on nearly everything I make. Love your creation today very elegant.
    Lydia
    X

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  10. Hello Christine, this is absolutely stunning.
    I love using my Aster Die, makes such a pretty delicate flower
    Your Embossing folder is a must have I love it.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

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  11. Hallo Christine
    Wat een prachtige kaart mooie bloem
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  12. Lovely Christine I am so glad you succumbed you naughty girl!! :)I knew you would if I kept using it! ROFL!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. Hi Christine
    A gorgeous card. I've been toying with the idea of buying SB flower dies. Cards look so stunning with them on. I've just invested in the bracket borders 2 which I love. A superb card anyway.
    Love Lea x

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  14. Beautiful card Christine. The flower is lovely.

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  15. Hi Christine, first of all, I have no idea how I missed your super notebooks from yesterday! Love this card, lovely embossing, Carole Z X

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  16. Hi Christine!
    Ohhhhhh I really love the colours on this card. You are really amazing and your talent in crafting is just astounding as always.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs xx

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  17. This is so pretty Christine, love the gorgeous colours you've used. Carol x

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  18. This is gorgeous Christine sorry I'm late in commenting been re-jigging craft room lol and trying to get my head stuff (lol @ the email I had a right giggle) lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxx

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  19. Gorgeous card Christine, Love the new die...the pink pearls really stand out...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  20. Hi Christine, this is wonderful, so elegant. Love the embossing and the new flower die is super. You just have to get them don't you!!
    Hugs Sue W.

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  21. Fabulous card Christine, sometimes the ones not planned turn out the best.... Hugs Dee x

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  22. I can see why you wanted this die...it is so lovely. You are going to have fun with this die, methinks!

    Your colour choices are wonderful and the pink pearls on the brown card are striking.The EF and die choice are spot on...
    Wonderful card Christine.

    It is 5:30 am and I have had a wonderful 6 hours sleep...just visiting for a bit and then back to bed to try to get another hour or so of sleep. This morning I feel like i may be starting to get over it but poor DH is rough...doesn't help that we both picked up a cold on the plane...of course he is at death's door! lol

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  23. I can see why you wanted this die...it is so lovely. You are going to have fun with this die, methinks!

    Your colour choices are wonderful and the pink pearls on the brown card are striking.The EF and die choice are spot on...
    Wonderful card Christine.

    It is 5:30 am and I have had a wonderful 6 hours sleep...just visiting for a bit and then back to bed to try to get another hour or so of sleep. This morning I feel like i may be starting to get over it but poor DH is rough...doesn't help that we both picked up a cold on the plane...of course he is at death's door! lol

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