Joset Designs

Macarons and Asters Birthday Card

October 17, 2016


Hi everyone, Annette Green here with Susan’s Garden Design Team, and I’ve got a “sweet” birthday card to share today. I adore the new Macarons die by Joset. Combined with the Christmas Pudding die for the cake stand and the easy-to-assemble Aster flower die by Susan, this fun card came together easily. Let me show you the steps so you can try your own.


1. Die cut three sets of two aster flowers and three stamens. Colorize each with desired ink. I used Tattered Rose Distress Ink for my asters, then swirled Victorian Velvet in the centers. The stamens are colored with Crushed Olive.

2. Draw a vein line down the center of each aster petal with the leaf tool on the leaf pad. This adds texture and dimension.


3. Use the large ball stylus to stir and cup the center of each aster flower on the molding pad.


4. Adhere asters together, staggering the petals for fullness.


5. Apply a bead of glue along the bottom edge of the stamens and roll up with reverse tweezers. Set aside to dry. Once dry, dip the tips of the stamens into glue and then into pollen or embossing powder. Once that is dry, adhere stamens into centers of each aster.


6. Die cut three macarons from patterned paper and assemble. Die cut the cake stand pieces, as shown, and assemble.


7. Onto a 5″ x 7″ ivory card base, begin adhering decorative papers as desired.


8. Adhere the cake stand and macarons with foam tape for dimension.


Here’s a closer look of the dimension the foam tape adds.


9. Adhere the aster flowers in the lower left corner. Stamp a sentiment in the upper right corner.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Garden Notes Aster


Christmas Pudding

Susan’s Garden Tool Set

General Sentiments stamp set


Other –

Distress Inks

Decorative Papers Graphic 45 – Café Parisian collection

Foam Tape

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  • Sanna October 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    such a very pretty card!!!! love it!

  • Joset van de Burgt October 18, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Fabulous card!! LOVE it!

  • swaters057 October 18, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Valerie Breingan October 17, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Simply beautiful.Well done.

  • Sandy Diller October 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Simply amazing Annette – Love every detail and color.

  • Kathy October 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    The birthday card you made is beautiful. Love the background papers. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

  • Kathleen Adams October 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I love this card! I love the composition, the colors, the designer paper (perfect) and how sort of retro it looks. It reminds me of adds you’d see in the 50’s.

  • Marjorie L Estey October 17, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love the card, Annette. The colors are wonderful – love the macarons. Thanks for sharing.

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