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Tanja Kabel

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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

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Miss you Monkey

April 30, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this controlled shaker card with Joset’s adorable little monkey as the focal image.

Step 1: Die Cutting, Coloring and Assembly of the Focal Animal

  • cut out all the elements needed from the Monkey die set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Ground Espresso) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 2: Create the Background

  • create a background on Yupo paper using Alcohol Inks (Moss, Everglades)
  • stamp some leaves from the Garden Flowers set onto that background with brown ink and heat-emboss them with clear embossing powder

Step 3: Create the Frame

  • cut out a frame from kraft cardstock using two dies from the Stitched Rectangles set
  • cut out the cloud and the grass borders using dies from the Adventure Edges set
  • add color with Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean) and a Blending Brush

Step 4: Finishing the Shaker and Adding the Sentiment

  • thread some clear and green seed beads onto a green string
  • assemble the whole mechanism using double-sided foam adhesive
  • create the sentiment using the Sentiments 1 Celebrations stamp set and its matching dies

I hope you got inspired.

Stay creative.

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs –


Monkey
white Soft Finish Cardstock
Stitched Rectangles
Adventure Edges
Garden Flowers
Sentiments 1 Celebrations and matching dies

Others –
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint)
kraft cardstock
Alcohol Ink (Moss, Everglades)
Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf
clear embossing powder
white gel pen

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo

April 21, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • cut a 10” x 15” piece of patterned paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pad
  • add white liquid acrylic paint and some Alcohol Inks for an even rustier look
  • cut the panel into two halves

Step 2: Adding more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape to random areas
  • apply Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle through the Story Telling and Make your Mark stencils
  • stamp the large elements from the Words and Layers stamp set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and heat-emboss them with Distress embossing powder Vintage Photo

Step 3: Finishing the Project

  • adhere the panel to a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock
  • add the sentiments – one is from the Words and Layers set and one is from my vintage typewriter stash

Stay safe.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Others:
white liquid acrylic paint
Alcohol Ink
Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle
washi tape
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
kraft cardstock
Versamark

Charlene Stamps

Be strong!

March 30, 2020

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Creating the Background Panel

  • create a vibrant Alcohol Ink Background using two different colors of Alcohol Inks (Laguna, Boysenberry) and one Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry) on Yupo paper
  • cut out a panel with one of the Stitched Rectangles

Step 2: Stamping and Coloring

  • stamp one of the flowers and two leaves from the Garden Flowers set with alcohol-ink-friendly black ink
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere the images using double-sided foam adhesive
  • use one of your custom-made sentiments

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Stitched Rectangles
Garden Flowers
Clear Double-sided Adhesive

Other
Alcohol Inks
Spectrum Noir Triblend Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black
Yupo
double-sided foam adhesive

Joset Designs

You are my Guiding Light and how to create custom-made Sentiments

March 25, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this card and how to make your own custom-made sentiments:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut a background panel and a wave border from watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Rectangles and one of the Ocean Edges
  • die cut the Lighthouse elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Add Color

  • color the background with Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans) and a Blending Brush
  • add water droplets for more texture
  • add color to the wave border with Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire) and add some splatters with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire
  • for the seafoam ink up the edge of the wave border with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
  • color the lighthouse with Alcohol Markers

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • assemble the Lighthouse and the background – use clear double-sided adhesive and liquid glue
  • add white highlights with a white gel pen

Step 4: Create a custom-made Sentiment

  • there a several ways to create custom-made sentiments: you can use calligraphy or just your handwriting or a Labelmaker … in this case I used a Vintage Typewriter to type my sentiment onto sturdy white cardstock
  • cut the sentiment apart and ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
  • adhere the panel to a grey cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Stitched Rectangles
Ocean Edges
Lighthouse
watercolor paper
white Soft Finish Cardstock
clear double-sided adhesive

Other
Distress Oxide Ink ( Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone)
Blendling Brush
WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
Versamark
Alcohol Marker

Charlene Stamps

Create The Things You Wish Existed

February 18, 2020

Hi there, it’s Tanja here! Today, I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Tag using one of Charlene’s wonderful stamp sets.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut the larger of the tags from the Planner Essentials 2 set from watercolor paper

Step 2: Stamping, Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp the large feather from the Make a Wish set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • mist the tag with water to create extra texture
  • ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot

Step 3: Adding the Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder onto a piece of black cardstock
  • cut the sentiment apart and adhere it with clear double-sided adhesive
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot)
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Craft Drops Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Valentine’s Day Tag… And Secret Recipe For Extra Sparkle

February 11, 2020

Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this cute Valentine’s Day Tag:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Cut out the cupcake and some hearts with the help of the Peek a Boo Love set and two of the smaller tags from the Planner Essentials 2 set from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Adding Color

  • Color the cupcake and the hearts with Alcohol Markers

Step 3: Creating the Background

  • Add color with Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Cut the colored tag apart by using one of the Valentine’s Edges dies
  • Puzzle the pieces together on the second tag
  • Cut out additional little dots, color them red and puzzle them into the openings

Step 4: Stamping

  • Add more texture to the background by stamping the XOXO from the Love Sentiments Set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • Add some highlights with a white gel pen
  • Dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) and thread it through the hole of the tag

Secret Recipe!

  • Mix some transparent Craft Drops and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to create your own glitter paste
  • Use a stylus to add it to the little red dots on the tag (It’s hard to capture the sparkle in a photo but I’m sure you get the idea!)

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this Valentine’s Day Tag! Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Other
Alcohol Marker
Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry)
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Seam Binding
stylus

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Have A Fin-tastic Day –– Sneak Peek!

January 21, 2020

Hi there! It’s Tanja here with a sneak peek of Joset’s upcoming release! Today, I’m showing you how to create a cute card using the upcoming Whale die set.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the elements for the little whale with its cute little hat from the Whale set from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany)

Step 3: Assemble the Whale

  • assemble the whale using liquid glue
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 4: Creating the Background

  • for the background cut out a stitched watercolor panel using one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • cut out a cloud border with the help of the Adventure Edges die set and three wave borders using the brand new Ocean Edges die set
  • add shading to the clouds and the waves with Distress Oxide Ink (Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon)
  • stamp the sentiment from the coordinating Splish Splash Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue

Step 5: Finishing the Card

  • adhere the whale to the background using clear double-sided adhesive
  • add two strips of patterned paper to the left and right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

While I was creating the whale card my daughter Emily (9) crafted alongside me and she chose the new Sea Turtle die set and some seaweed and stones from the Seaweed die set for her project. Here is what she came up with:

I hope you got inspired. We can’t wait for Joset’s release!

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Whale
white Soft Finish Cardstock
watercolor paper
Stitched Rectangles
Adventure Edges
Ocean Edges
Sea Turtle
Seaweed
Splish Splash Sentiments
clear double-sided adhesive

Other:
Alcohol Markers
Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon)
white gel pen
patterned paper
Versafine Clair Medieval Blue

Charlene Stamps Stamping

Live, Create, Tell The Story

January 14, 2020

Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Tag using coloring on colored cardstock.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the larger tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set
  • stamp one of the wonderful flowers from the Garden Flowers set with a grey ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the flower with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading around the flower with colored pencils

Step 3: Adding Texture to the Background

  • mask the image
  • stamp the grid from the Patterns 1 set with Distress Oxide Ink Evergreen Bough and the formula from the Background Stamps 3 set with Distress Oxide Ink Hickory Smoke

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • remove the mask
  • add black and white acrylic paint splatters
  • shade the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and a Blending Brush
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add a sentiment sticker

My daughter Emily (9) created and similar tag and this is how it turned out – so lovely:

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other:
grey inkpad
Alcohol Markers
colored pencils
colored cardstock
masking paper
Distress Oxide Ink (Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke)
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso)
seam binding
blending brush
sentiment sticker
black and white acrylic paint

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