Monday, February 27, 2017

Tags of Affection Part 5: For you - Für Dich!

Hi there,

this is the fifth part of the Tags of Affection Series that I created for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tags STAX dies to cut a tag from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock
  • cut out the little heart-shaped hole with the help of one of the hearts from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5
  • stamp the adorable little hedgehog from the Penny Black Critters in Love set and add some hearts from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Runde Siegel set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • thread pink and natural twine through the hole of the tag

Click on the Links below to take a closer look at the other Tags of my little series:


I hope you got inspired.


Sunday, February 26, 2017


Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.

  • cut out an ATC from watercolor paper using the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder die 
  • use an old gift card to apply Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso and add texture with the Ranger Texture Tool #2
  • let this thick layer of gesso dry thoroughly
  • spray some water onto the ATC and apply Liquitex Ink (Muted Pink) over the entire front, dry it with your heat tool and smoosh the card onto your craft mat to pick up leftover ink droplets - repeat the process until you are happy with the result
  • stamp two butterflies from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set with VersaMagic (Malted Mauve) onto tissue paper
  • glue the tissue paper pieces onto the ATC using Multi Medium in the matte finish
  • add shading with a PITT Artist Pen (Cold Grey IV)
  • add texture by stamping the alphabet from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • mix Multi Medium Matte with Primary Elements (Teal Zircon) and clear glitter and apply it through the ARTplorations Foiled Again Mini stencil
  • ink up the edges of the ATC with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • use a sticker to add the sentiment
  • let some Pico Embellisher (Teal Zeal) drip down the ATC for an extra dramatic look

I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.