20 March 2022

Technique Tuesday: Birthday Celebration and Promo [cards #50-54,61,63]

Hello, friends! 

I'm super excited to be back today sharing MORE Technique Tuesday creations!!! 

I love being challenged to create using certain products and a theme or design style. It really helps me get into my creative flow! Sometimes I think outside the box, and sometimes I follow the theme exactly the way it was presented. Either way- I enjoy "specifics" that aid in pushing my creativity πŸ˜‰ 

The challenge/request: TT is celebrating BIRTHDAYS! And they have offered up a wonderful code for your purchase: 
25% off your ENTIRE purchase using code HAPPYBDAY 
Free shipping on orders over $75
Sale runs from March 20-27

Now is your chance to get so many wonderful Technique Tuesday goodies--- they have sooooooo many birthday collections HERE!! Head over to their shop NOW!!! **Wait--- finish reading my post and then head over thereπŸ˜‰ 

Thanks for continuing to read my post:) Back to the challenge of creating birthday projects--- this was a much needed challenge for me as we have 14 different birthdays and celebrations during the month of March! I was blessed to get the Happy Hummingbirds stamps and matching dies for my creations. I couldn't be happier with how each card turned out. I created a mixture of designs- watercolor is a main feature, but I also did CAS and layered. I love love love each of these designs! 

You might notice that I mix and match stamp/die sets for these creations- that's a favorite technique of mine!! I also use the Bowl Bouquet stamps and the Iris stamps/dies
Techniques: watercoloring, dry embossing, stamping, layering, CAS
Techniques: embossing, stamping, layering, CAS
Techniques: watercoloring, stamping, layering, mixing and matching stamps/dies
Techniques: watercoloring, embossing, stamping, layering, patterned paper, mixing and matching stamps/dies

I hope you are inspired by these TT birthday cards-- you can NEVER have too many birthday cards in your stash:) It literally is ALWAYS someone's birthday. LOL! 


Be sure to check out the BIRTHDAY collection of stamps and dies, as well as bundles, HERE on the Technique Tuesday website! And don't forget about their SALE!!! 


THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️
Sav

15 February 2022

2022: a custom Valentine's Day card from some pets [card #44]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I've been in the studio busy crafting-- it is SO nice to be back in the groove! I have really enjoyed making these Marriage Week cards for Travis. After posting two of my cards on social media, a neighbor asked me to make her husband a card from their pets for Valentine's Day! I love making custom cards! 
The requirements were: Valentine's Day card, whimsical, pet themed, and pets names must be somewhere. I think I nailed it! 
I knew I had a pet themed paper pad by 7SevenPaper, which I used but not like I thought I would. Instead of their pet graphic paper I used these wooden cat and dog pieces. I found them at Hobby Lobby in the yarn section- they are supposed to hold your yarn/twine/floss/etc. I think they are perfect for this card... well... the cat looks good but the dog doesn't look like Ridley at all! LOL! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: 7SevenPaper Baxter 6x6; mint, white, and vellum
Inks: The Stamp Market Black 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Notes, Mini Skinny Upper Alpha dies, Little Letterboard dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts dies (retired)
Accessories: Yarnology wooden cat/dog
Card #44 (42 and 43 were recreated cards that I made for Travis as two neighbors wanted the same thing for their husbands! LOL!)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


13 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 7 [card #41]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

It's the last day of Marriage Week... my goal is to make one more card so I can finish up by celebrating Valentine's Day as well! And today is actually World Marriage Day--- so join with me and celebrate your love and marriage today! 

Marriage Week Day 7: today's card is a bit of a disappointment-- Trav walked into my studio when I was making this card πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️ To cover up my surprise I told him I was making love/Valentine's Day cards for a challenge. OY! So to make it look like I was entering a "challenge" I had to make two of these designs- that's why the card number count for this year has jumped two from yesterday's post! 

Trying to keep these a secret has been hard! I'm disappointed that he's already seen it and that I lied about it; I'm sure he has already forgotten about it and will understand my white lie:) 
As you can see... I love my patterned papers and layers! I'm digging into my roots again! It feels nice to be back in the groove. 
I found more inspiration from the World Wide Web--- HERE is the design I found (I've never heard of PaperNova but I love their project and might have to look them up!). I really liked the heart with a hoop or stitched background. I pulled out some of my favorite Paper Smooches stitched dies for that heart! The yellow heart was cut using my new Big Shot Switch Plus so the holes were cleaned quickly as I pulled the mat and shim from the die. As much as I liked this look, I really like the pink heart because I die cut that in my old Cuttlebug and found that many of the holes were cut but the pieces stayed in their spot because the pressure in this old machine is not as hard! Not sure I explained that well... regardless, I love both cards:) 

Trav's gift for today is a lotto ticket. **NOTE: we do not play the lotto... but every once in awhile I will get Trav a scratch off! Wouldn't it be fun to win something on the one ticket I get him!? LOL The odds are not in our favor but it's fun to dream:) 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Pink Paislee Whimsical 6x6
Inks: Imagine Crafts VersaMark and gold embossing powder 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Heart & Hugs dies, Postage Stamp dies; Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die (retired)
Accessories: May Arts yellow chevron 3/4" ribbon, maroon ribbon

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


12 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 6 [card #39]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Marriage Week Day 6: well... I'm back with more patterned paper! Patterned paper is truly my first crafty love (aside from Paper Smooches)! I've also really enjoyed being inspired by other crafters--- this card was inspired by Jaimie Pate
This card has a few of my favorites: patterned papers, layers, and mustard colored paper/accents *NOTE: the correct mustard color is hard for me to find! You might even notice that I also used the stamp images CORRECTLY this time around! LOL! 
Trav's gift for today is a sneaker magic eraser. You see I got him some new sneakers for Christmas and he likes to keep them clean:) The easiest way is to use a sneaker eraser. **NOTE: I know my gifts for Trav are a bit silly! At least I know he will enjoy them! 

That's it for me today. Marriage Week is coming to a close... but I hope that our love never stops and that I don't stop sharing my love with Trav!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up 6x6
Inks: The Stamp Market Slate; Imagine Crafts VersaMark and gold embossing powder
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Love Letter Express, Scripty Heart die, Tag'd die
Accessories: The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti; May Arts black/white chevron 3/4" ribbon


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


11 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 5 [card #38]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Marriage Week Day 5: I already created two cards with alcohol inks (HERE and HERE).... and two more with patterned papers (HERE and HERE- this one had more mistakes than anything else! LOL!)... so for today's card I used just colored cardstock. 
I was inspired by another creation found HERE; this inspiration was a sample featured for a Catherine Pooler Designs' die set. I love how the inspired card was all white with pops of color for the heart "halves". I used similar stamps and dies and copied the entire design! Sometimes you need to CASE a card:)  
Notice how that background has a pierced design?
That's what I was trying to achieve with Day 2's card HERE

Trav's gift for today is a container of his FAVORITE Publix ice cream. You can never go wrong with gifting ice cream! LOL!  

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper/Inks: The Stamp Market Curry, Party Pink, Emerald cardstock; white and gold
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Heart & Hugs die, Pierced Hearts Cover die, Heaps of Hearts die
Accessories: gold thread


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


10 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 4 [card #37]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Today's photo of my card is AWFUL! It really doesn't show how all the papers and details together make this card beautiful. πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️ You win some... you lose some! I also think it has to do with 1.) my photography skills- I lack them! and 2.) I think some camera buttons have been moved and clicked and I don't know how to get it back to "normal". LOL! 
Marriage Week Day 4: I went back to my roots again-- playing with patterned papers. I love these papers, esp the yellow and coral! What I don't like about this card is that I stamped the postage images INCORRECTLY (the circle and waves-- not sure what these are actually called)! I was so confident that I did it right--- LOL! OH MY! Don't look at it! OH GOSH--- now that's all you can look at πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️🀦🏼‍♀️🀦🏼‍♀️ I also had to stamp it twice because the first ink color was too light... what I didn't realize was that the card had moved in my Misti. This created a double image. OY! πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️🀦🏼‍♀️🀦🏼‍♀️ At least Trav will know this was "handmade"!   
Trav's gift for today is another two golf towels--- he needs extra extra backups! LOL! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: American Crafts Jen Hadfield Reaching Out 6x8; black; DCWV Printed Cork 12x12
Inks: The Stamp Market Black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Love Letter Express, Skinny Upper Alpha dies, Postage Stamp die; Paper Smooches Hearts die (retired)
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket (at least 10 years old) Matilda button

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


09 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 3 [card #36]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

I'm continuing to celebrate my love, marriage, and favorite man, TROG, this week! I actually love love love celebrating him:) I hope it never gets old!

Marriage Week Day 3: I went back to my tried and true techniques of using patterned papers for this card. If you've been around here for awhile, you know I love using patterned paper. This paper is actually the packaging from one of my The Stamp Market stamps! Again--- I never throw anything away! LOL! 
I also found lots of inspiration from a mini album created by Shawna Clingerman back in 2019. I loved the layers and the ribbon with the heart. I ended up using MORE from her creation than I wanted... but I love how this card turned out! 
Trav's gift for today are three little baskets to help him when hitting at 730 and 1030 (I know there are three numbers or "clock times"... but I can't remember the third! I am not even sure I explained this gift well... all I know is he needs something in the distance as a "target". These baskets will be that target!). Another gift I know he will enjoy! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav
 



Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: The Stamp Market packaging, white cardstock, ETC Papers Non-shed Glitter paper 
Inks:  The Stamp Market Peony
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Scripty Heart die, Heart die, Tag'd dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (retired)
Accessories: Recollections black/white twine; The Stamp Market Hello washi tape


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


08 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 2 [card #35]

Hello again, sweet friends! And Happy Marriage Week❤️

I'm continuing to celebrate my love, marriage, and favorite man, TROG, this week! I actually love love love celebrating him:) 

Marriage Week Day 2: after yesterday's card (HERE), I couldn't stop playing around with my Etc. Papers EVO Synthetic papers and Ranger alcohol inks- it was still on my desk so I had to play a bit more:) 
I really wanted something masculine so I picked green and blue hues. The hearts are die cut from yesterday's scraps (I don't throw anything away! LOL!). This card also has a bit of a hidden detail but you can't really see it due to the pretty alcohol inked background; in person it's just stunning! 
**NOTE to self: Don't use a pierced background design on an alcohol inked background! 
Trav's gift for today is a golf towel--- long story short: he has lost at least 6 of these towels. I always need to have them available in case he comes home after a round and can't find the current towelπŸ™ƒ Another simple gift that will make him smile. 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Etc. Papers EVO Synthetic paper, black, vellum, and gold metallic cardstock 
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks; Hero Arts Unicorn
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Lots of Thanks stamp die, Lots of Thanks Word dies, Pierced Hearts Cover die, Love & Thanks layering dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (retired)


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


07 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 1 [card #34]

Hello again, sweet friends! And Happy Marriage Week❤️

Trav and I have celebrated Marriage Week before (you can read about it HERE- I didn't really go into detail about this celebration...basically it's a week to celebrate the union of husband and wife. I like celebrating longer than one day like our anniversary or Valentine's Day.) While I like celebrating our love for a week, it's not something we do each year as I like to make it a surprise for Trav [very similar to when he celebrates my half birthday, which he did again this year! πŸŽ‰].  
 
This year for Marriage Week I'm celebrating Trav and the blessing he is to me! I am truly blessed to call him my husband, best friend, companion, and MORE! His card for day 1 includes a bit of alcohol ink, a few mistakes, and a fun little present:) 
I really do love how this card turned out, mistakes and all:) It also matched his little gift that I got him- a red sharpie marker for marking his golf balls. See?! Celebrating and giving gifts doesn't have to be a BIG thing... he loved his new marker and the card! 
That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Etc. Papers EVO Synthetic paper, white cardstock 
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks- Flamingo, Gumball, Watermelon, Coral
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love die, Heart & Hugs die; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (retired)


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


28 January 2022

2022: Another set of Sympathy cards #22-27 + #28-33

Hello again, sweet friends! 
 
As you might have seen by my previous posts... 2022 has started off rough! **Yes--- I literally copied + pasted that line from another post because this month has been full of sadness and loss! 

I made a kraft and black sympathy card HERE and used that as my design for another card for my friend. I used the same design but switched the sentiment at the bottom. It's a pretty simple card but will be full of love and prayers as my friend and her mom/family grieve the loss of her brother. 
I also CASED myself! I made a similar sympathy, thinking of you, sending prayers card like this one below for Paper Smooches when they released their line of paper in 2019! I recreated it because I thought it might be the card I use to send to my friend. While it's simple and beautiful, I decided that I wanted to make something different. **NOTE: And yet.... the "different" card is actually the same as the kraft/black one! LOL!
That's it for me today. I hope to get in the studio more this week--- and hopefully I can make something other than sympathy themed cards! THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: The Stamp Market Navy, Forest
Inks: The Stamp Market Navy, Forest; Imagine Crafts VersaMark, gold embossing powder
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Someone Special, Tons of Type; Pa With Sympathy die (retired)

Supplies Sending Prayers
Paper: white; Paper Smooches (retired)
Inks: Imagine Crafts Onyx Black
Stamps/dies: Paper Smooches Vanilla Verbiage (retired)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


23 January 2022

2022: Another Sympathy card #16-21

Hello again, sweet friends! 
 
As you might have seen by my previous posts... 2022 has started off rough! I have had to make multiple sympathy cards for neighbors and friends who have lost a loved one or beloved family pet. The next set of cards I created were because a dear neighbor (I know both the mom and daughter) lost her brother recently. 
This card is simple in design, which is perfect for the mother. Trav really likes the black and kraft combo--- I think it's stunning too! I plan on creating something similar for the daughter but with more color and maybe some gold embossing. 
So... I created several sympathy cards (so that I had more in my stash as I've been using them frequently). One of those cards I messed up-- surprise! LOL! So I decided to flip it and make a friendship card with the scraps/leftovers. Nothing is wasted:) I also plan on making that card with colored cardstock and gold embossing powder! I'll post those soon! 

That's it for me today. I hope to get in the studio more this week. THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies
Paper: kraft, black
Inks: The Stamp Market black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Someone Special, Memo; Paper Smooches With Sympathy die (retired)
Accessaries: Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

15 January 2022

2022: Using scraps for some CAS cards #6-15

Hello, again! 
 
I'm back with the promised scrap creations! 
I posted HERE yesterday about some sympathy cards that I created using some Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers and alcohol inks (these backgrounds have been sitting in my "To Make" pile since April 2021!). I love how these inks blended on the synthetic papers that I couldn't throw the scraps away; they were too pretty. So I created some very simple CAS cards with them--- and to be honest, CAS is super super HARD for me to do! 
I do think these are very CAS... a simple sentiment, highlighted scrap paper, and some gems... clean & simple!

That's it for me today. I am going to see if I can create a few more cards this weekend as I have only made a small dent in my "To Make" pile from 2021! #2022goals include getting that pile off my desk! LOL

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks- Coral, Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Dandelion
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Sincere Sentiments, You, Sending You stamps
Accessaries: The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

14 January 2022

2022: First cards and crafty goals #1-5

Hello, friends! Happy NEW Year!!! 

I know it's already the middle of the month... but I usually don't start working on my new year goals until February because it takes me the whole month of January to reflect and make new ones! LOL

Anyway... I've already started counting the number of cards I've created this year. I'm up to 15 right now (that's like making one a day!). I posted HERE on Instagram that for several years after we moved that my crafting was slow as I didn't have lots of time; however, in 2021 I almost doubled the amount I have done the past few years--- a total of 343 cards

The first cards of 2022 have been sad ones as they are for several neighbors who have recently lost a beloved pet or family member😞 The first three cards had a similar design as the one below but the dog image matched their pup. Two of our neighbors lost their dogs within a day or so of each other. This news broke our hearts as we know the pain of losing a dog-- it will be 2 years since Olsen passed❤️ 
Sorry my photos are not that great! I haven't had to take photos in ages! I lost my touch... although I'm not sure I ever really had great photos in the first place! LOL! 

The next card was created for a different neighbor- we found out that her husband passed recently. I actually created two cards using the negatives and positives of the cover die. I love how this turned out!!! 
#SAVfact: I have had this alcohol background waiting in my pile of "To Use/Make" since APRIL 2021!!!!!!!!!!! Check out the post HERE. I haven't had a chance to finish these card bases... and to be honest, I didn't know what to put on them. I knew yesterday that I needed to use these backgrounds for our neighbor. These cards are absolutely stunning in person! 
That's it for me today. I did use some scraps from my alcohol inked background to create a set of CAS cards--- I'll share that after I take photos (hopefully those photos will look better than these!)! πŸ˜‚ 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Faithful Friend card
Paper: vellum, American Crafts Jen Hadfield Reaching Out Be You and Rainbow Skies 12x12, white  
Inks: ICT VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Happy Hearts Cover diePaper Smooches Paws for a cause stamps/dies (retired)

Supplies: With Sympathy
Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, black, white
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks- Coral, Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Dandelion
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Floral Fun Card Cover diePaper Smooches With Sympathy die (retired)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

24 October 2021

Technique Tuesday: Watercolor Christmas cards

Hello, friends! 

I'm super excited to be back today sharing MORE Technique Tuesday creations!!! 

I love being challenged to create using certain products and a theme or design style. It really helps me get into my creative flow! Sometimes I think outside the box, and sometimes I follow the theme exactly the way it was presented. Either way- I enjoy "specifics" that aid in pushing my creativity πŸ˜‰ 

The challenge/request: TT requested watercolor Christmas cards. Sounds easy and the ideas started to flow quickly! That was until I realized I wasn't doing the challenge or request correctly πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️ I had forgotten to use watercoloring! LOL Don't worry! I completed the challenge, and I really love how everything turned out:) 

The first few creations use the TT Sweater Weather die. I went really simple with this first card **NOTE: Simple doesn't always mean easy! LOL! I embossed the die multiple times on a piece of watercolored paper, and a reflective silver Washi tape, dainty thread and bow, as well as a sentiment and confetti pieces added just the right finishing touches to this card. It's simple yet packed with detail all from that die
This card is perfect for mass producing with different watercolored backgrounds or as holiday Thank Yous or even as a smaller version too. Honestly, this die and card design could be used for just about any occasion with a flip of the colors and sentiments! I love it! 
Techniques: watercoloring, dry embossing, stamping, layering, CAS

The next two cards are a combo. One uses the scraps from the previous design, which is another thing I love- using up scraps for all projects:)

Both cards use the TT Sweater Weather die as the main design. I paper pieced the die image after running it through a die cut machine multiple times on the card base. 

Q: Where's the watercoloring element?
A: It might be hard to see in the first card, but the little green pieces from the die were watercolored. I used the scrap from this watercolored piece of paper for my next card! 
Techniques: watercoloring, die cutting, stamping, embossing, layering

Here's the scrap! I love how this card turned out-- all that gold and green together with a maroon bow! BEAUTIFUL! This color combo and design makes me think of fancy holiday parties and gatherings! 
Techniques: watercoloring, die cutting, layering, CAS, using scraps

I went with a silhouette design next. The perfect stamp bundle for this creation is the TT Nativity Silhouettes and Christ is Born sets! Another simple card for the win! The hardest part of this design was creating the watercolored background! LOL! I just couldn't get the navy-black color I wanted. I tried multiple times. This piece probably dried three or four times before getting just the right color for the night sky. #worththewait 
You might think that masking the sentiment and nativity scene so that I could emboss with two different colors would be the hardest part- but not for me! One of my favorite techniques is masking sentiments/images:) 
Techniques: watercoloring, stamping, masking, embossing, CAS

And finally, I wanted to finish with a fun & cute design (which is really my style-- however, I went with a CAS + one layered fun & cute card.... which is NOT my style! LOL!). I used the TT Hello Winter stamp set- perfect for fun & cute! 
There are three steps for this card: stamping, embossing, and coloring. Super EASY! I did add a some fluffy elements to the boots and jacket so it wasn't sooooooo one layered:) LOL! 
As soon as I sent this photo to Trav (for his approval), he responded with "You say that all the time!" I live in Florida, and I'm honestly COLD almost ALL the time (our thermostat is set to 78* most of the year)!!! 
Techniques: watercoloring, stamping, embossing, CAS, one layer

I hope this helps you get into the holiday spirit--- Christmas will be here before you know it! 


Be sure to check out the Christmas & Winter Collection of stamps and dies, as well as bundles, HERE on the Technique Tuesday website!


THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️
Sav