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Tanja Kabel

Stamping Watercolor Palette

Blossom

July 27, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this loose watercolor tag.

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp one of the flowers and the sentiment from the Blossom set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a watercolor tag cut with one of the dies from the Planner Essentials 2 set

Step 2: Adding Color

  • use the Watercolor Palette to add color to your tag
  • first apply a light blue wash into the background
  • afterwards drop in some saturated pink and purple tones to the flower
  • add some pink and purple splatters as well

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Black Soot
  • stamp some numbers and some ink splotches from the Background Stamps 2 set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • add some white splatters
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink (Dusty Purple, Black Soot) and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Blossom
Planner Essentials 2
Watercolor Palette
Background Stamps 2
watercolor paper

Other
Versafine Clair (Morning Mist, Nocturne)
Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Black Soot)
seam binding

Joset Designs

Just Breathe

July 13, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step tutorial for this card.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the Symbol background from kraft cardstock
  • cut out ginko leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • cut a rectangular panel from smooth white cardstock

Step 2: Adding Color

  • add color to the background panel with watered-down Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss)
  • color the leaves with Alcohol Markers
  • heat-emboss the Symbol Background with Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Zen Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Pinecone onto a strip of kraft cardstock
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:
smooth white cardstock
kraft cardstock
Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss)
Versamark
Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint
Versafine Clair Pinecone

Charlene Stamps Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Create Watercolor Tag

June 22, 2021

Hi there, It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this watercolor tag.

Step 1: Stamping and Coloring

  • stamp one of the flowers from the Garden Flowers set onto a tag cut from watercolor paper with the help of one of the dies from the Planner Essentials 2 set with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink for a no-line look
  • lay down a base coat of color using the watercolor palette
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

Step 2: Adding more Color

  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink Dusty Concord

Step 3: Texture Stamping

  • stamp Create and a definition from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Suuplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Distress Ink Dusty Concord
seam binding
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping Watercolor Palette

Kindness

June 8, 2021

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this loose watercolor greeting card.

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the large flower from the beautiful Kindness stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of watercolor paper

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • add color to the background with a light wash of Turquoise from the Watercolor Palette

Step 3: Coloring

  • color the image loosely with a light wash of watercolors from the Watercolor Palette
  • intensify the colors in the shadow areas

Step 4: Finishing Touches and Sentiment

  • add some splatters with watered-down white gouache and add highlights to the flower centers with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add a strip of green cardstock and op 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:
Versafine Onyx Black
white gouache
green cardstock
patterned paper

Charlene Stamps

Poppy Tag

May 25, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the smaller tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set from smooth white cardstock
  • stamp the poppies from the Poppy Dream set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • add details with a white gel pen

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add splatters with watered-down Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals Black Hole Black
  • dye a strand of torn seam binding with leftover Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals Black Hole Black and watered- down Distress Ink Candied Apple and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Planner Essentials 2
Poppy Dream
Journal Words

Other
smooth white cardstock
Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Distress Ink Candied Apple
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals Black Hole Black
seam binding

Joset Designs

Love grows here

May 11, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this sweet card in a step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut all the elements for the girl with a sunflower from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Farmer, Holiday Elf His and Hers and the Farm Accessories sets

Step 2: Add Color

  • use Alcohol Markers to add color to the die cuts and add extra shading with Distress Ink (Scatterd Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose)

Step 3: Creating the Background

  • use patterned paper and the Adventure Edges 2 die set to create the background elements
  • stamp the sentiment from the Life is better on the Farm set with Versamark onto a strip of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with Wow! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add some faux stitching around the sentiment strip with a white gel pen

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink
Patterned Paper
Versamark
WOW! Bright Super Fine embossing powder
white gel pen

Art Journal Collection

Butterfly Art Journal Page

April 27, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Butterfly Art Journal Page:

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • apply Embossing Paste through the Waves stencil on a piece of watercolor paper and let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color using pinks from the Watercolor Palette
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot and add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic ink

Step 2: Creating the Butterfly

  • roll a piece of purple tissue paper for the butterfly’s body
  • add little antennas – I used ready-made stamen that you would normally use for flower centers
  • cut out two wings from vellum using a die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set
  • color the vellum with a light teal Alcohol Marker
  • assemble the butterfly using hot glue
  • add a pre-made sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Embossing Paste
Distress Ink
Acrylic Paint
Tissue Paper
Vellum
Alcohol Marker
Hit Glue

Joset Designs

Hogs & Kisses

April 13, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements for the adorable little pig from white Soft Finish Cardstock and kraft cardstock using the dies from the Pig set

Step 2: Add Color

  • add color using Alcohol Markers and extra shading with Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain)
  • add some splatters to the puddle with watered-down Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Step 3: Creating the Background

  • cut out the hill and the fence with the help of the Adventure Edges 2 die set
  • you will also need a white background panel
  • add color with Distress Ink (Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness)
  • create a cloud background using a stencil and Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Step 4: Assembly and Stamping

  • assemble the pig and glue down the background elements
  • stamp the sentiment from the Life is better on the Farm set with Distress Oxide Ink Faded Jeans
  • add some left-over pink hearts as extra embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Others:
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone)
Distress Oxide Ink (Faded Jeans)
kraft cardstock

Art Journal Collection

Ocean

March 23, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the Puzzle Heart Background from smooth white cardstock
  • stamp the turtle and some bubbles from the Water Creatures set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the images and the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot

Step 3: Die Cutting

  • die cut the Puzzle Heart
  • die cut the word OCEAN using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set

Step 4: Creating the Background

  • ink up a rectangular piece of smooth white cardstock with Blending Brushes and Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo)
  • add some splatters with watered-down Perfect Pearls (Cappuccino, Heirloom Gold)

Step 5: Assemble the Card

  • adhere the background panel to a creme cardbase
  • puzzle the piece into the frame
  • add the letters as a sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Puzzle Heart
Butterfly Pocket Insert
Water Creatures

Others
black ink
Spectrum Noir Triblend Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo)
Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold, Cappuccino)
Blending Brushes

Joset Designs

Happy Easter

March 9, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Easter Card.

Step 1: Preparation

  • prepare a rectangular panel cut from Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Cardstock
  • cut out two eggs from patterned paper and a bow from pink felt using the Color my Easter Eggs die set. (Unfortunately this die set is no longer in stock at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Alternatively you can use the Elegant Easter Eggs Small die set which includes a solid egg and a bow as well. Will include link below.)
  • you will also need two strands of natural twine

Step 2: Create a Background

  • stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling Set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • add some splatters with watered-down white acrylic paint

Step 3: Assembly

  • ink up the edges of the eggs with Distress Ink Pumice Stone
  • assemble the bow using hot glue
  • adhere the eggs and the twine to the card
  • stamp the sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Cardstock
patterned paper
felt
twine
white acrylic paint
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso, Pumice Stone)
Blending Brush


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