The Technique Lover’s challenge on SCS today was to make a little tea bag holder.  We all have people that we want to remember during the holiday season and we seem to always be searching for just a "little something" to give as a token of friendship or gratitude.  This little tea bag holder is a darling way to give something that you have made yourself and filled with a touch of warmth that a package of cocoa or a tea bag can bring.

My little snowman scene is fast and easy.  I stamped my favorite of all snowmen from Tags & More with Stazon on watercolor paper and surrounded him with trees from Lovely as a Tree.  I used a dry brush brushed directly across the Wasabi ink pad and then brushed on the trees to fill them in for depth. I sponged the sky with Bashful Blue. I painted the little hat and scarf with a brush and re inkers and added a little gray to his body for shading.  I used a fine brush to add a little snow to the trees with craft ink and a larger brush to paint the ink on the ground and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut the frames with Nestabilities dies.  If you haven’t used Nestabilities yet….believe me..they are worth every penny.

I created the little tag inside using scalloped and circle punches and created a little frame to place over the little snowman face.  He is just so cute. I used my craft knife to place a slit on the fold of the and secured a ribbon through the hole and attached on the inside cover.  I placed the ribbon on the top cover and secured before adhering the complete main layer so I could tie a cute bow for closure.  This was a fun little project.

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Stamps:  Tags & More, Lovely as a Tree, Punch Pals

Paper:  Wasabi, Red, White

Ink: Stazon, Wasabi, Red, White Craft, Gray

Accessories: Gingham, Nestabilities, Circle and Scalloped Punches, White Embossing Powder, Brushes

The template is easy, easy, easy.  Check out the challenge link to see the template measurements by Nadine Falco.