Today we have our first post from our awesome December Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten! Anni will be joining us this month and wowing us with her adorable cards! Scroll down to ready about her and to check our her first beautiful project below!
Hello, I am Anni and I’m from Germany. For 20 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that.
Into stamping I am since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing of paper piecing and resist techniques. You can see all my projects at annikarten.blogspot.com
Hi, my name is Anika Lerche, or you may know me as Anni! I am so proud and honored to be a guest designer for Newton’s Nook Design for December.
With Christmas coming up I have a Christmas card for you today!
We all have those images we can’t get by. For me it is all kind of coffee themed sets, snowmen and – of course – foxes. So when I first saw this super cute stamp set called Fox Hollow I instantly fell in love! So A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I love that you can used it all year long but the images are perfect for Christmas cards, too! Just create a winter scene around them!
I started with some ink blending for the background! I didn’t use an ink blending tool but a stencil brush that I find much easier to work with. You don’t get harsh lines but a smooth blending. Then I spritzed some water on it to get this bleached effect and added some stars with a white gel pen.
Then I stamped the foxes and the trees. For colouring I used coloured pencils. I love to work with Prismacolor and Polychromos. It always takes more time to colour with coloured pencils than with Copics but I like the results more. After finishing I go over the black lines with a black gel pen to make them real black again. I fussy cut all the images.
I die cut a snow slope and stamp the sentiment on it from the Holiday Tweets stamp set with Versafine ink – my favorite ink for sentiments!
Finally I assemble the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you liked my card!