Monday, October 3, 2016

Flower Garden Card by October Guest Designer Karen Baker

Our October Guest Designer is so talented and so very sweet! Karen Baker will be joining us this month, and wowing us with her watercoloring and bright, happy cards! Check out her first amazing  project below and come back each Monday this month to see fresh inspiration from her!
October Guest Designer Karen Baker | Newton's Nook Designs
I'm a graphic designer by trade and mama of two boys who spends weekdays at work and late evenings crafting. I'm drawn to the clean and simple style, yet like to dabble in shabby chic, elegant and fun and cute too! I really enjoy card making and home decor projects...anything that will stretch my boundaries, challenge me and make be a better designer is what I strive for! 
It's Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here! I'm really excited to be Newton Nook's Guest Designer for the month of October. I'm holding onto the last bit of warm weather with my almost one layer, clean and simple card today.


Flower Garden Card by October Guest Designer Karen Baker | Newton's Nook Designs

I stamped the beautiful foxglove flower image from Flower Garden onto white cardstock three times. I arranged the stamp so that I didn't have to do any masking! After the flowers were stamped, I completed the image by drawing a stem for the middle bunch of foxgloves. I colored the flowers in with markers, then did a dotted outline sky. I was drawn to these flowers as they are simple enough to make my coloring look effortless, but provide just the right amount of detail for such a pretty arrangement. I then die cut the beautiful "smile" greeting from the Garden Window Die three times in black cardstock, layering each on top of the other for a nice, dimensional sentiment. While the the sentiment was drying, I adhered three layers of washi together to ground the flowers. I finished the card by adhering the die cut sentiment.

I'll see you next week for a fall inspired creation using the Garden Starter Stamp Set!

6 comments:

  1. Yay for Karen!
    Such a pretty card!!! Love the Green + Purple combo!

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  2. Congrats on the guest spot, your card is gorgeous, love the bold clean look!

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  3. Yay, Karen! This is gorgeous!!

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  4. I love your work, Karen! This card is gorgeous!!

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  5. Whoot whoot Karen!! Your card is vibrant and lovely, beautifully done!!

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