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Tanja Kabel

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials

Life is perfect

June 23, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create a fun tag using stamps and ink.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out a tag and a tag topper from watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 26 die set

Step 2: Stamping, Heat-Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
  • for more texture mist the tag and the topper with some water droplets

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a sentiment strip grunged up with some Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Soot)
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some Prima Marketing White Gold Wax here and there on the tag and especially to the topper

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Sooth)
Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass)
Prima Marketing White Gold Wax
seam binding

Joset Designs

Aloha Shaker Card

June 16, 2020

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out three flowers and their add-ons – two from pink and yellow cardstock and one from a stitched panel cut from white cardstock – use the Stitched Rectangles and the Tropical Florals die sets
  • add some acetate behind the open flower window on the card panel with clear double-sided adhesive

Step 2: Adding Color

  • use Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick) and a Blending Brush to add color to the die-cuts
  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink too – Fossilized Amber to the flower stems and Peacock Feathers to the card panel

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment and Assembly

  • stamp the sentiment from the Beach Sentiments set with Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers) for an ombre look
  • create a shaker element behind the flower opening with double-sided foam adhesive and fill it with pink sequins
  • add a strip of pink cardstock and a strip of 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 –
Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio)
double-sided foam adhesive
acetate
sequins
patterned paper
yellow, pink and white cardstock
Blending Brush

Art Journal Collection

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

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