Hello Friends! How strange is it that I paused with the title of this post, thinking it might be too political or controversial for this little card-making blog?!? Crazy times! But I did want to "stand out on a limb" and say how proud I am of these United States of America. There are certainly many things that need to be changed, always will be, but the fact that we can have healthy discussions openly and freely is something that I am especially grateful for.
>>> Oh, how RARE & Beautiful you are <<<
Speaking of rare and beautiful, we're sharing more goodies from the new Pinkfresh Studio release today over on Instagram with a big hop and lots of prizes!
This shaker uses the new Essentials Shaker Stars and the older (from last month, hahaha) Rare and Beautiful set.
Check out the details on these dies!! LOVE! Did you notice that the star AND the star opening BOTH have the stitching around them? If you look closely you'll see I added the smaller star die to the background of the large blue shaker. Those details are just too good not to use!
Also, I'm happy with the triple gold embossing on the sentiment. For the thicker fonts, I love the look you get with multiple layers of embossing. You just have to touch it!
This is the first time I'm using the Crystals and am so impressed with how clear and sparkly they are. And the red is so deep and luxurious!
The overall design is inspired by the American flag, of course, with the stars on top and the stripes on bottom. Originally I just had the ink blending and it looked too plain. Once I added the stars and stripes it felt a lot better.
|Essentials Shaker Stars Die Set|
|Mini Slimline Essentials Die Set|
|Rare and Beautiful Stamp Set|
|Rare and Beautiful Die Set|