Did you know that in many cultures the crane symbolizes happiness, longevity, harmony and good luck? The Crane of Fortune bundle certainly embraces all those things. The crane stamp is beautiful and it is a Distinktive stamp. All the different shading (except for the Calypso Coral cap) on the crane was made by the stamp. One inking gave all the different opacities, pretty cool huh?
I used 2 different patterns from the Symbols of Fortune DSP (Designer Series Paper). Yes, that is gold foiling on the paper. I used the Good Fortune dies to cut out the Calypso Coral leaves. I believe they are gingko leaves. Gingko leaves symbolize longevity so it definitely makes sense that they are part of the Good Fortune dies.
The crane panel is an easel. I call this the One Armed Easel. I am sure there is a better name for this fold. The small Gold Metallic pearls adorn the gingko and dragonflies. These pearls come in silver and gold and are retiring at the end of the month.
If you want even more ideas on ways to use the Symbols of Fortune Suite of products the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team has a tutorial with 13 projects. The tutorial can be purchased for $15 US or it is FREE for my customers with a $50 order. If you would like to purchase a tutorial please contact me, Sharon@astheinkdries.com.
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