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Tanja Kabel

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

Joset Designs

Life’s a Beach

July 14, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this summer tag/bookmark with the small image stamps from several sentiment sets:

Step 1: Die Cutting and Background Stamping

  • die cut a tag from smooth white cardstock and if you like another tag from patterned paper that you can use in the back using the smaller tag die from the Planner Essentials 26 set
  • stamp the little heart from the Bear Hugs Sentiments, the shells and the starfish from the Splish Splash Sentiments and the sun and sunglasses from the Beach Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist to create a background pattern on your tag

Step 2: Sentiment and little Accent

  • stamp the palm trees from the Beach Sentiments Set wit Versafine Clair Morning Mist
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair Nocturne onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • wrap the vellum around the tag and secure it with washi tape and the patterned paper packing you die cut earlier

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • color the image with Derwent Artists pencils and adhere it above the sentiment strip
  • thread three strands of twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Versafine Clair (Morning Mist, Nocturne)
vellum
patterned paper
clear embossing powder
twine
Derwent Artists pencils

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials

Life is perfect

June 23, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create a fun tag using stamps and ink.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out a tag and a tag topper from watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 26 die set

Step 2: Stamping, Heat-Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
  • for more texture mist the tag and the topper with some water droplets

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a sentiment strip grunged up with some Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Soot)
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some Prima Marketing White Gold Wax here and there on the tag and especially to the topper

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Sooth)
Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass)
Prima Marketing White Gold Wax
seam binding

Joset Designs

Aloha Shaker Card

June 16, 2020

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out three flowers and their add-ons – two from pink and yellow cardstock and one from a stitched panel cut from white cardstock – use the Stitched Rectangles and the Tropical Florals die sets
  • add some acetate behind the open flower window on the card panel with clear double-sided adhesive

Step 2: Adding Color

  • use Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick) and a Blending Brush to add color to the die-cuts
  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink too – Fossilized Amber to the flower stems and Peacock Feathers to the card panel

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment and Assembly

  • stamp the sentiment from the Beach Sentiments set with Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers) for an ombre look
  • create a shaker element behind the flower opening with double-sided foam adhesive and fill it with pink sequins
  • add a strip of pink cardstock and a strip of black and white patterned paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio)
double-sided foam adhesive
acetate
sequins
patterned paper
yellow, pink and white cardstock
Blending Brush

Art Journal Collection

Delightful Dreams Art Journal Page

May 19, 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 Basic Texture

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil onto a panel of watercolor paper

Step 2: Adding Color and more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape strips to the page
  • let Distress Stains (Cracked Pistachio, Gathered Twigs) drip down the page
  • add some Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso to random spots
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot to the xo part of the Make your Mark stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • ink up the edges with that same black ink
  • water-down some of the black ink and add some splatters

Step 3: Adding a Die Cut and a Sentiment

  • cut out the beautiful Mandala from kraft cardstock
  • add Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age and white gesso to grunge it up a little
  • the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Distress Stains (Gathered Twigs, Cracked Pistachio)
Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso
washi tape
Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot
Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age
Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

Joset Designs

Your’re my Hero

May 12, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this super sweet Rainbow Bear Card.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil
  • add color with the Watercolors – I used Vermilion, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Prussian Blue and Mauve

Here’s the color chart that I created with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Set:

Step 2: Creating the Bear

  • cut out all the elements for the Honey Bear from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and a Mini Ink Blending Tool and highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Putting it all together and adding a Sentiment

  • adhere the adorable little bear to the rainbow panel
  • stamp the sentiments from the Make your own Sentiment 1 set with Versamark onto two strips of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Have a wonderful day. And next week I am going to show you how to create a completely different project with that same stenciled heart panel.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Mini Ink Blending Tool
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Versamark
white gel pen

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