Wednesday 5 November 2014

Heat embossed snowy scene using Holiday Home from Stampin' Up

I am fond of making a scene (as my family will readily tell you!) and  Stampin' Up's Holiday Home stamp set is perfect for that. Today I'm showing you a simple, snowy Christmas card I made with it - come and see:

Isn't this little house so cute in its snowy garden?! I bet if you opened the front door the smell of warm mince pies and mulled wine would come wafting out!

To make the card, I smeared the bottom of a Crumb Cake panel with versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create a snowy ground The house and the trees were stamped in versamark and the snowflakes dotted in with my 2-way glue pen and then I heat embossed those with the white embossing powder too.

I added a touch of colour to the house with Blendabilities markers and added snow to the roof with my Stampin' Chalk marker. The snowflakes are from the Frosted Sequins embellishments tub - so many lovely shiny things in there to add to your projects! 

This is such a lovely sentiment at Christmas I think. I always like the idea of everyone hunkering down in their homes for a few days with their families!

I'll be linking this card up with Merry Mondays where the challenge is to create a rustic card using creams, tans and browns.

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I think it's going to be snowing here any day now! How do I know? Well, it's sod's law - it's getting decidedly cold outside and our boiler has just started playing up!

Are you around tomorrow? Then do pop in again because the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop will be going on here and you'll get sixteen helpings of unmissable inspiration! See you then,


  1. Great cards (as usual). Really like the idea of smearing Versamark along the bottom and heat embossing with white EP. xxx

  2. I can't say how much I love this stamp set. I have been doing lots of projects with it. The clear photopolymer is so easy to position!

    You're right about the weather, I got the warm socks and winter coats out this week. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's artisan blog hop. xxx

  3. Love your card! That stamp set is one of the best this season!

  4. What a warm and welcoming scene, Vicky! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  5. It is gorgeous, as always and yep, it has got a lot colder, even up here lol xxx

  6. Love this card. May I ask what blendabilities color(s) you used?

    Thank you (from Canada)

    1. Thank you Shirl! I used the lightest of the Daffodil Delights and the lightest of the Cherry Cobbler. Hope this helps! x

    2. Yes, that helps wonderfully. Thanks for replying.


  7. Beautiful snowy scene Vicky:-) get that boiler fixed quick!
    Val x

  8. This is so warm, Vicky! I just love your creamy dreamy home in the winter wonderland!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. I love your snowy scene! I especially love that you did on the crumb cake paper and I love the way you did your snow. Great stamp set too! :-)

  10. Beautiful Vicki, I love the wintery scene you have created. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  11. Brrrrr... I can feel the chill of the winter air on your card Vicky....I love when the garden looks like this!! :0)
    You certainly get the most out of your stamps...I love the cosy little house xx


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