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Tanja Kabel

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Relax Art Journal Page

February 23, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the Floral Insert from patterned paper
  • cut out the Planner Filmstrip from kraft cardstock

Step 2: Setting the Scene

  • stamp a sentiment from the Journal Words set with Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo and heat-emboss it with WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp some flowers and leaves from the Spring Fling set with Versafine Vintage Photo
  • color the images with Finetec Mica Watercolors Gold Pearl and add some splatters as well
  • ink up the edges of the pictures and the whole page with Distress Ink Vintage Photo

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
patterned paper
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo
WOW! Metallic Gold Ruch Super Fine embossing powder
Finetec Mica Watercolors Gold Pearl

Joset Designs

Smile Fairy

February 9, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Smile Fairy Card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed for the fairy, a butterfly and a cloud background from white Soft Finish Cardstock using dies from the Fairy 1 and Once upon a Time Accessories sets

Step 2: Adding Color and Assembly

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Inks and a Blending Brush
  • assemble the fairy and the butterfly

Step 3: Setting the Scene

  • cut out a stitched panel from smooth white cardstock using one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • create a cloud background with the help of a cloud stencil and Distress Ink
  • die cut some hills and a grass border using the Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 sets
  • add extra shading with Distress Ink

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • adhere the elements to the background
  • die cut the Smile sentiment and color it with Distress Ink
  • add a strip of patterned paper to left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase
  • adhere a little gem stone on top of the “i”

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
patterned paper
green cardstock
kraft cardstock
Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, tea Dye)

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Charlene Stamps

Create

January 26, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • add color to a rectangular piece of smooth white cardstock with the help of Distress Oxide Inks (Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool

Step 2: Stamping

  • stamp the greenery from the Flowy Florals and Spring Fling sets with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp the sentiment from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • stamp some background text from the Journal Words set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot

Step 3: Assembly

  • add a thin strip of black cardstock to the top and bottom of the panel
  • adhere the panel to a cardbase covered with patterned paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pack

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other
black cardstock
Distress Oxide Ink (Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot)
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
clear embossing powder
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Summer Journal Special

Winter Birdhouse

January 12, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the elements from the Holiday Birdhouse die set from woodgrain, white and colored cardstock
  • add color with Alcohol Markers

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • cut out the tag from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set from watercolor cardstock
  • apply white embossing paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special set – let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color with the watercolor palette

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • assemble the birdhouse
  • add a vintage typewriter sentiment
  • thread twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
embossing paste
woodgrain and colored cardstock
twine
vintage typewriter sentiment


Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Peace, Love, Joy Mixed Media Tag

December 22, 2020

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the smaller tag from the Planner Essentials 26 from kraft cardstock

Step 2: Adding Texture to the Background

  • adhere tissue paper to the tag using matte medium
  • apply crackle paste at random spots
  • add some Distress Stain Tarnished Brass for extra shine

Step 3: Stamping

  • stamp the branches from the Spring Fling set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves and heat-emboss them with WOW! Clear Matt Dull embossing powder
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments with that same brown ink onto a strip of kraft cardstock
  • add some splatters with watered-down white acrylic paint

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
kraft cardstock
tissue paper
crackle paste
Distress Stains Tarnished Brass
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
WOW! Clear Matt Dull embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
white acrylic paint
seam binding

Charlene Stamps

Holly Tag

December 15, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this festive Holly Tag.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the smaller tag from the Planner Essentials 26 die set from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the holly leaves and the sentiment from the Oh the Joy of Christmas with Versafine Clair Pinecone

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains Tarnished Brass and thread it through the hole of the tag together with two strands of golden yarn
  • use the rest of the Distress Stain to add some splatters to the tag
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
kraft cardstock
Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
white gel pen
Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs
seam binding
golden yarn
Distress Stains Tarnished Brass

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Rejoice Christmas Shaker Card

December 8, 2020

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the necessary elements using the Snow Globe die set and the Rejoice word die

Step 2: Adding Color

  • add color to the different elements with Alcohol Markers and Distress Oxide Ink
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Assemble the Card

  • assemble the shaker element and fill it with some snowflakes
  • adhere the sentiment and the holly berries on top of the acetate

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Snow Globe (available soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rejoice

Other
white, green, red and kraft cardstock
acetate
Distress Oxide Ink (Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs)
Alcohol Marker
white gel pen

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

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