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Tanja Kabel

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


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

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