Please welcome our November Guest Designer... Karen Watson! Karen is a designer in the UK and we are excited to feature her beautiful holiday designs during the next few weeks! I have three of her cards to share with you today, but first a little more about her:
Karen has been addicted to rubber stamping for 14 years and spends most of her time demonstrating cardmaking techniques at retail and trade shows around the UK. Added to this, Karen is also a regular contributor to some of the UK's most popular craft magazines. She says "I feel like I have the best job in the world. I love being able to spend so much time playing with stamps, papers and inks".
Karen lives in a small village in England with her wonderful family....husband Anthony and sons Tom 14 and Ben 11 who are all very tolerant and supportive of her passion!
And now, on to her cards!
I love Karen's coloring on this first design. With beautiful blending and shading, she is a pro with her Copic markers! And I love how she incorporated twinkle stickers for some bling. BTW - you can enter to win one of these adorable "under the mistletoe" stamps by entering Karen's drawing. See below for details!
This angel just *sparkles*! Karen used lots of beautiful prisma crystal glitter on her dress and wings!
I really wish you could see in person the fabulous details on Karen's designs. She adds just the right touch of sparkle combined with beautiful coloring and layering. This is a Swiss Red 4-bar notecard, that Karen embossed, trimmed and punched. Then she added the Sage Juliette cardstock layer behind the scallop window! And below you can see a closeup of Karen's awesome cutting skills! I am amazed that she trimmed the girl so precisely! I tend to avoid cutting images because I'm never happy with my results. I guess I need more patience and practice with my craft knife or scissors!
More of Karen's fabulous work is yet to come, so be sure to check back next week!
If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know that a Guest Designer means it's also giveaway time! Karen selected this stamp and pack of notecards to giveaway to a few lucky readers:
* Under the Mistletoe
* Kitchen Green 4-bar notecards
To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment on this, and on each of the upcoming Guest Designer posts featuring Karen's designs! (one comment per post please)