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Tanja Kabel

Joset Designs

Believe in the Magic

December 28, 2021

Hi there,

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

Sadly, this is my last post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I loved being on the Design Team and if you are looking for a great journey, you should consider to apply for a DT position on this fantastic team whenever possible. Unfortunately, the deadline for this year’s call is already over but I am sure there will be another chance soon.

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut one of the snowflakes from the Snowflakes die set – once from white cardstock and once from Pearlescent Cardstock Blue Frost
  • glue the pearlescent snowflake on top of the white one for an extra sturdy centerpiece

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • use the branches from the Spring Fling stamp set to create the background
  • apply Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Salvaged Patina, Evergreen Bough) to the stamp and mist it with water before stamping onto a rectangular piece of watercolor paper
  • add splatters with watered-down Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • add the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Christmas Time set
  • add Stickles Crystal to the snowflake

I hope you got inspired.

Take care and I hope to see you around.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Snowflakes
Spring Fling

Other
white cardstock
pearlescent cardstock
Stickles Crystal
watercolor paper
Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough, Salvaged Patina, Dusty Concord)
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Christmas Time

Art Journal Collection

Happy Holidays

December 14, 2021

Hi there.

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

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut the houses, the bow and the hearts from the Winter Home Pocket die set

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • create the background using watered-down Distress Ink (Weathered Wood, Evergreen Bough)
  • add splatters with Distress Spray Stain Brushed Pewter
  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • wrap a thread of twine round the panel before asdhering it to a cardbase
  • add Stickles Crystal to the hearts and highlights to the houses with a white gel pen

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Watercolor Paper
Distress Ink (Weathered Wood, Evergreen Bough)
Distress Spray Stain Brushed Pewter
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
twine
white gel pen
Stickles Crystal

Cardmaking Craft Drops Joset Designs

’tis the Season

November 23, 2021

Hi there,


It’s Tanja here and today I want to show you how to create this adorable snowman card.

Step1:

  • cut out all the elements needed to create a snowman from the Jack Frost die set

Step 2: Adding Color

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading with Distress Ink (Black Soot, Speckled Egg) and highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Create the Background

  • add color with Distress Oxide Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
  • add splatters with water and white gouache
  • stamp some weeds from the Kindness set with Versamark and heat emboss them with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
  • cut out a hill-shape using one of the Adventure Edges 2 dies

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set with Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers
  • add Craft Drops Pearl Rose as berries

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Jack Frost
Kindness
Classic Christmas Sentiments
white Soft Finish Cardstock
Craft Drops Pearl Rose
Adventure Edges 2

Other
Distress Oxide Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Ink (Speckled Egg, Black Soot)
white gouache
white gel pen
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
Versamark
Alcohol Marker

Joset Designs

Leaves are Falling

November 9, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed to create the scarecrow from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Scarecrow and the Holiday Elf Hers die sets

Step 2: Coloring and Assembly

  • color the elements using Alcohol Markers
  • assemble the scarecrow using liquid glue

Step 3: Creating the Background

  • cut out a hill shape using the Adventure Edges 2 die set and kraft cardstock
  • add clouds with the help of a cloud stencil, Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass and a Blending Brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the Autumn Words stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • add a strip of brown foiled cardstock to the left and right of the panel before adhering it to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Alcohol Marker
white gel pen
Cloud Stencil
Kraft Cardstock
Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
foiled cardstock

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Fall is here

October 26, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the Decorative Insert from patterned paper from the Wanderlust paper pack and two of the Mystical Mushrooms from watercolor paper

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • stamp some weeds from the Kindness set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with Ranger Aqua Tinsel embossing powder
  • stamp the sentiment with the help of the Morning Letters set, Versamark and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder

Step 3: Adding Color

  • color the mushrooms using the watercolor palette and Finetec Mica Watercolors Inca Gold
  • adhere them to the page with a strip of corrugated cardboard

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Versamark
Ranger Aqua Tinsel and Liquid Platinum embossing powder
corrugated cardboard

Joset Designs

Boo – Quick and Easy Halloween Card

October 12, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial for this quick and easy Halloween Card:

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed for our adorable Halloween Pumpkin from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Scarecrow and Pumpkin die sets

Step 2: Coloring and Shading

  • color the die cut elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink
  • cover the pumpkin background and the with hat with gold and clear glitter

Step 3: Assembly

  • assemble your Halloween Pumpkin

Step 4: Create the Background

  • cut out a black panel and a strip of green cardstock
  • die cut the scalloped circle and the circle from orange glitter paper and black cardstock using dies from the Pizza Box set

Step 5: Stamping

  • stamp some bats and the sentiment from the Halloween Party set with Versafine Clair Nocturne onto the strip of green cardstock

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink
clear and gold Glitter Pen
black Cardstock
orange Glitter Paper
green Cardstock
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers

Live Simply – Give Generously

September 28, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you step-by-step how to create this flower Pocket card.

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut the pocket from the Planner Essentials 26 die set and some flowers from the Florals 2 and Florals 3 sets

Step 2: Adding Color

  • color the flowers and leaves with Alcohol Markers
  • add color to the pocket with acrylic paint – run it through your die cutting machine in an embossing folder for the extra woodgrain texture

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere the pocket to a kraft cardbase sprinkled with acrylic paint and Distress Stain

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • add yellow Craft Drops to the flower centers and a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:



Other
Alcohol Markers
acrylic paint
woodgain embossing folder
kraft cardstock
Distress Stain
Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set

Cardmaking

Hold on Tight to your Dreams

September 14, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this rather clean and simple card with a stunning background:

Step 1: Create the Background

  • add color to s rectangular piece of watercolor paper using Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon) and a Blending Brush
  • add some water droplets for extra texture
  • stamp some greenery from the Kindness set with Versamark and heat emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot

Step 2: Adding the Sentiment

  • add whichever sentiment you like; you could go ahead and also heat-emboss it directly to the blue background
  • I decided to use one of my pre-made sentiments: white heat-embossing on black cardstock to mirror the black around the edges of the panel

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Distress Oxide Ink (Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon)
Distress Ink Black Soot
water droplets
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
pre-made sentiment

Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Discover Beauty

August 24, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the largest flower from the Kindness set with Distress Ink Shaded Lilac onto a rectangular piece cut from watercolor paper

Step 2: Coloring

  • mix the colors Mauve and Prussian Blue from the Watercolor Palette to create a beautiful purple
  • apply a light wash into the background
  • color the flower with your watercolor mixture

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add purple and white splatters
  • rub on the sentiment
  • add a strip of purple cardstock and patterned paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Kindness Stamp Set
watercolor paper
Watercolor Palette

Other:
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
patterned paper
rub-ons

Joset Designs

Have a fin-tastic Day

August 10, 2021

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create a fun summer card.

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • cut out all the elements needed from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Whale and the Tropical Florals die set

Step 2: Coloring

  • add color to the die cut elements using Alcohol Markers

Step 3: Creating the Watercolor Background

  • use blue mixes from the Watercolors Palette to create an ocean background on a rectangular piece of watercolor paper

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Splish Splash 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:
Alcohol Markers
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

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