Friday, May 6, 2016

Lavender Michaelmas Daisy

On yesterday's card I had a pink Michaelmas Daisy, and 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.  

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

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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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Ann! Such a lovely card, with that peek-a-boo die cut (which is also beautifully embossed!) Lovely vine and such a pretty design! The distressing on your flowers looks very pretty! hugs, de