My name is Liz Rossi and I'm honoured to be the guest designer this month for The Scrapping Bug. Just to give you a little insight to myself, I am a trained and educated scientist working in the pharmaceutical world but my passions are scrapbooking/card making/photography/snowboarding and being the mother of my 3 wonderful daughters. I love making wonderful memories, taking a tonne of pictures of said memories and scrapbooking them as much as possible. Dare I say it's my key to immortality! My passion started in highschool where I was yearbook editor and continued in university where I was yearbook editor for my residence. It has only grown over the many years since then and I am inspired everyday by the amazing artists and companies out there that take this passion to a whole new level!
My project today hinges on the Holiday Season fast approaching and my 2nd daughter's passion for penguins.
This card is called a side-step card and is very easy to make. It can be folded flat for mailing and sits on a table-top or Christmas tree with stability and ease. (That way you can be sure your creations are admired regularly!) I got the template and measurements from here.
After cutting the base of the card, I attached the background trees die cut from a Cuttlebug die/emboss combo and coloured them using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. The snowflakes were also cut using an old Cuttlebug die. I first covered the white cardstock with Scorpal double sided adhesive before I die cut the snowflakes and then used Tim Holtz' Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter to give it that snowflake bling. I drew the igloo free-hand on white cardstock and dry embossed it with the Sizzix Brick Wall embossing folder then topped it off with Icicle Stickles. The adorable penguin is a stamp from Whiff of Joy ("First Snow") and was coloured using Copic Markers. I love colouring. It's so relaxing and reminds me of carefree days of childhood (*sigh*).
The designer kit I was given has some really pretty new prints from My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing-Bluebell collection. There are cool colours for winter themed cards/layouts as well as pretty brights and water hues to cover summer memories. Very versatile!
I hope I've sparked some creative fuel. I'll be back later this month for another project. Enjoy!
Never Stop Creating!