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Seeing Stars (and Half Stars, Too)

This week I've been playing with Rinea's 3D Rolled Star Die Set and a variety of their beautiful metallic foiled papers and the possibilities are nearly endless. 
I've done both fully dimensional stars and some flat-backed half stars. Technically, all of these started out as flat-backed half stars... and to make them dimensional, I glued two together, back to back. The Rinea 3D Rolled Star Die Set comes with three dies that cut perfect, graduated, circles; each of which is divided into eight segments; and easy-to-follow instructions right on the back of the card. You cut three to five circles from Rinea Foiled Papers, roll up all the points (using a pencil), stack them on top of each other, and add a glue dot or a drop of metal-friendly liquid adhesive, let them dry, et voila! 
The fun part is deciding whether to make your stars all one color, or vary the shades. Since The Ink Pad has eight different varieties of double-sided ofRinea Foil packs, this might actually be the hardest part! Once you've settled on a palette, you can choose to make half stars, like the ones above, which make fantastic bows to use on gifts, especially if you pair them with BC Glitter Tape, in gold or silver, for maximum sparkliness! If you want 3D stars, you just make two half stars from the same colors and glue their backs together. I sandwiched a little snip of gold cord between the halves, so my stars are hang-able.
If you don't have a diecutting machine, or you'd just like additional sizes, Rinea's Stars and More Template Set has six graduated circles which range from 2.5" to 5"; just trace, cut, and snip for even more variety! You can use the same templates or dies to make other floral, pinwheel and rosette shapes; check out Rinea's blog, Instagram and YouTube for lots more inspiration!
loves all things shiny and sparkly!

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