Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Designer Margie Higuchi

Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media! She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV. For many years, she has taught different types of paper crafting classes at home, local scrapbooking stores, consumer shows and retreats…even in Japanese!
Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and supplies of paper crafting! Whatever spare time she has in between, she enjoys reading and traveling. Bring a cup of coffee and visit her at SCRAPS of (my) Life.
Fall is Here Card
                                       By Guest Blogger Margie Higuchi
                                                     November 2016
I am thrilled to be guest blogger for My Treasured Kutz, a line of detailed dies to use in your manual die cutting and embossing machine. Using the 3D Baby PineCone and Pine Bough, I created a fall themed card with lots of dimension and texture.

Starting with the background, I used Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape in Oak to place diagonally across my card base. Then used my embossing folder to create texture. It turned out really cool!

For my embellishment, I die-cut and then rolled two 3D Baby PineCone using a quilling tool. Adhere the pine cone base with Dodz Adhesives Dots Medium and pull the tip to make my pine cone shape.
 Next I die-cut Pine Bough from various colors of green paper for interest and dimension.
I cut three rectangles in varying sizes for a layered look and adhered with E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and 3D Foam Squares. Note I stamped the smallest rectangle with a sentiment first. I placed two Pine Bough on each side with two 3D Baby Pine Cone on top and adhered with Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium. To finish the look, I added a gold sequin with Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini and it's ready to give!
Here’s another look at the finished project…

My Treasured Kutz: 3D Baby PineCone, Pine Bough and Quilling Tool

Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape: Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Paper and Stamp: Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid Fall Petite Paper Pack and Jump For Joy Stamp Set)

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares, Dodz Adhesives Dots Medium and Dodz Adhesives Dots Mini)


Hope you all enjoyed my tutorial! I will be back with another project that is inspired by harvest and Thanksgiving : )
Thanks for stopping by!



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