Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 6: Making an Impression
Welcome to Day 6 of It's Hip to Be Square! We're nearing the end of this series (one more day to go) but I have to say that I am thrilled with the ideas that have been generated here and all of the positive feedback and comments I've gotten. I hope you've been as inspired as I have. It's time to stop hoarding those 6x6 paper pads and create with them instead. :)
Today's guest is the super sweet and creative Margie Higuchi. Margie started scrapbooking in the mid-1970s! She "started with layouts, then moved on to altered arts and cards", and now "dabbles in mixed media". Margie is on the design teams for Core'dinations (making cards), KURETAKE ZIG (a new gig for her, yay!), ScraPerfect and Scrap-mart.com. She "also works behind the scenes at Spellbinders Paper Arts as a member of the Web & Marketing Team and its Newsletter Editor." I can also tell you that she makes the most beautiful layered cards using Spellbinders dies.
To make this page, Margie created a background with 6x6 papers. She cut the papers down a bit and then embossed them with Spellbinders Grand Squares die templates to give the papers a finished edge. She then adhered the embossed papers to a piece of cardstock. I love how she left some "breathing room" between the papers to let the cardstock show through. The wide photo mat makes this the perfect design for showcasing a large photo, especially when paired with a simple and beautiful embellishment cluster in the corner.
I hope to see you tomorrow for one more idea. Thanks so much for stopping by to see Margie's contribution to the series. Please visit her blog, Scraps of (My) Life for more inspiration.