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Tanja Kabel

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Merry Christmas Girl

November 17, 2020

Hi there.

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Christmas Tag.

Step 1:

  • cut out a tag and the “MERRY” from smooth white cardstock using the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • stamp one of the Earthy Girls with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • turn the oval shapes into round baubles
  • for the background use Finetec Mica Watercolors Tibet Gold and add some splatters as well

Step 3: Adding Depth and Texture

  • stamp the star pattern from the Background Stamps 1 set with Delicata Golden Glitz
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Step 4: Adding the Sentiment

  • color the sentiment with Alcohol Markers
  • stamp the second part with Versamark onto a strip of black cadrstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Step 5: Dye the Seam Binding

  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
white cardstock
black cardstock
Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Finetec Mica watercolors Tibet Gold
Delicata Golden Glitz
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
seam binding
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Merry Christmas Door

November 10, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this rustic Christmas Door Card.

Step 1: Creating the Door

  • cut out the door from the Christmas Door die set from kraft cardstock with and without a woodgrain texture
  • add shading and splatters with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey)

Step 2: Cut and Color the Decorations

  • cut out the little tree, the pot and the snow from the Christmas Door die set and some parcels from the Santa’s Sleigh die set from patterned paper, green cardstock and from white cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add shading with Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke)

Step 3: Assembly of the Card

  • cover a cardbase with patterned paper
  • cut out the Merry Christmas Small from silver foiled cardstock and ink up the bottom with Distress Ink Black Soot

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:
Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)
Alcohol Marker
kraft cardstock
white cardstock
green cardstock
patterned paper

Charlene Stamps Watercolor Palette

Halloween Pumpkin

October 27, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and this week – as promised – I would like to show you how to create a Halloween Pumpkin Card with Stamps and Watercolors:

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the pumpkin from the Halloween Party set with Versafine Toffee and the bats from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black

Step 2: Watercolouring

  • color the image and the background with colors from the Watercolor Palette
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White
  • adhere the watercolor panel to a black cardbase

Supplies:

Other
Versafine (Toffee, Onyx Black)
Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White

Joset Designs Watercolor Palette

Boo Pumpkin

October 13, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Pumpkin Tag using die cuts.

Step 1: Die Cutting the Focal Image

  • cut out all the elements needed for the pumpkin from colored cardstock using the pumpkin die set
  • add shading with Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs)

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • add color using the Watercolor Palette
  • add some splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White

Step 3: Assemble the Tag and Adding of the Sentiment

  • adhere the elements using glue and clear double-sided adhesive
  • cut out the word BOO using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and thread some natural twine through the hole of the tag

In two weeks I have a similar layout for you but that project will be with stamps and watercolors. So stay tuned.

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs)
Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White
twine
white gel pen

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

The World needs who you were made to be

September 22, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you a Mixed Media Art Journal Project. But first I would like to introduce you to some of the different pages you can create with the help of the dies from the Summer Journal Special.

Possibility 1:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left, cut off one of the flaps and stitch it together
  • I use this to store my cut outs from the Summer Journal Special

Possibility 2:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left and the pocket on the bottom right
  • cut off the flap on the left
  • you end up with one normal page on the left and a pocket on the right

Possibility 3:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left
  • cut off the flaps
  • add the half pocket cut out with the die n the top left
  • you can use this to store your stencils from the Summer Journal Special or a tag

In the following step by step tutorial I am going to create a mixed media tag and decorate the half pocket:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • since I already showed you how to create the half pocket, I only need to die cut the tag from watercolor paper with the help of the die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set

Step 2: Adding Texture

  • adhere some torn tissue paper to the tag with multi medium
  • apply Grit Paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special and let this dry or heat-it with your heat tool for even more texture

Step 3: Adding Color

  • add color by smooshing the tag into watered-down Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
  • dye four strands of torn seam binding with Distress Stains Peacock Feathers and thread them through the hole of the tag
  • cut out one of the poppies from the Floral Insert die set from grey cardstock
  • add a pre-cut sentiment

Step 5: Decorating the Pocket

  • apply Distress Ink Hickory Smoke through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special
  • stamp one of the definitions from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • stamp some single words from that same set and with that same ink – use up to fifth generation stamping to let it fade out

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
tissue paper
multi medium
grit paste
Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Stains Peacock Feathers
Seam Binding
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

See Possibility Everywhere

September 15, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step-by-step tutorial for this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • use Alcohol Inks (Aqua, Turquoise) and an Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry) to create a background on Yupo
  • cut out your favorite spot with one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • adhere it to an Art Journal Page cut with the help of the page die from the Floral Insert die set from a piece of patterned paper

Step 2: Coloring and Setting the Scene

  • stamp the turtle from the Water Creatures set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • cut it out
  • color the turtle using the Watercolor Palette
  • dye a piece of cheesecloth with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers)
  • cut out a piece of fabric and prepare a string of silver thread

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere all the different elements on top of each other using hot glue
  • use clear double-sided adhesive to attach a pre-cut sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Ink (Aqua, Turquoise)
Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry)
patterned paper
Yupo
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain)
fabric
cheesecloth
silver thread
hot glue gun
pre-cut sentiment

Joset Designs

Smile Flower Tag

September 8, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and I created this watercolor flower tag using the whimsical Once upon a Time Accessories die set:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out a tag with the help of the smaller tag die from the Planner Essentials 26 set and the flower, the sun and some clouds from the Once upon a Time Accessories set

Step 2: Coloring

  • normally, I use Alcohol Markers to color my die cuts and add extra shading with Distress Ink but this time I tried something different
  • color all the elements with watercolors
  • I realized that I needed some grass too so I also cut two grass borders using the Adventure Edges die set

Step 3: Assembly

  • add some color to the background of the tag with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass and a Blending Brush
  • assemble the tag using liquid glue and double-sided foam adhesive

Step 4: Sentiment Stamping and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Build your own Sentiments 1 set with Versafine Deep Lagoon into one of the clouds
  • thread a piece of natural and a piece of turquoise twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Others –
Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
Blending Brush
double-sided foam adhesive
Versafine Deep Lagoon
Twine


Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Believe in Yourself

August 18, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Flower Card:

Step 1: Die-Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from smooth white cardtsock
  • stamp the blossoms from the First Sights of Spring set with Lawn Fawn River Rock Ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image and the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Black Soot and a Mini Ink Blending Tool

Step 3: Adding Texture and a Sentiment

  • ink up the dictionary style stamp from the Background Stamps 3 set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and partially stamp it all around the background
  • add splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint
  • adhere a pre-made sentiment strip with clear double-sided adhesive

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
Lawn Fawn River Rock
Versfaine Clair Morning Mist
Distress Ink Black Soot
black acrylic paint
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Joset Designs

Start each Day with a Grateful Heart

August 11, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this adorable frog card.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the necessary elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Frog and Once upon a Time Accessories die sets

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Inks and a Blending Brush
  • for extra texture mist the little lake with some water droplets
  • add a highlight to the tongue with a white gel pen

Step 3: Assembly

  • assemble the elements using liquid glue and clear double-sided adhesive – use a Stitched Rectangle as a base

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • adhere a pre-cut sentiment strip with clear double-sided adhesive

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink
Blending Brush
white gel pen

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

We are unstoppable

July 21, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this flower card step by step:

Step 1: Stamping the focal image

  • stamp some flowers and leaves from the beautiful Spring Fling set with Versafine Clair Nocturne onto a piece of watercolor paper

Step 2: Stamping the Sentiment

  • stamp the first and second part of the sentiment from the Words & Layers set with that same black ink

Step 3: Coloring

  • color the image with colors from the Watercolor Set

Step 4: Splatters and more Stamping

  • add some splatters with dark grey watercolor
  • stamp some patterns around the borders from the Background Stamps 1 Set

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other
Versafine Clair Nocturne

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