04 December 2019

Heart of Christmas Week 16 Christmas Blog Hop with the Heart Of Art Team

Hello and welcome back,

It’s time for week 16 of the Heart of Christmas blog hop with my friends from Art With Heart Team and sadly this is the last hop for the year. We are now in December and I have so enjoyed creating cards each week for these hops. I might do a blog later in the week showcasing all of the cards that I’ve created, so watch out for that one too.

Today’s card I wanted a very vintage look using Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray (a favorite colour of mine), Early Espresso and white giving that snow look about the card.

I’ve used the Peaceful Boughs Bundle which includes the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and Beautiful Boughs Dies. This set would be the one I’ve used the most with all of my cards. I just love it!

I’ve started off using a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, ran it through the die cutting machine with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. I’ve used the Versamark Ink Pad, smudged ink onto the Embossed Cardstock and randomly sprinkled White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto the Cardstock. Then heat set with the Heat Tool, once it's cooled down I added a little colour of Seaside Spray with the Sponge Dauber onto the White embossing.

Using the medium size branch from the Beautiful Boughs Dies, I’ve die cut out three branches in Whisper White Cardstock and sponged colour onto the foliage in Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. 

The two pine cones have been die cut out in Crumb Cake, sponged with a Sponge Dauber in Early Espresso for the bottom layer and White Craft Stampin’ Ink for the top layer. The cute bow attached to them is Linen Thread.

The bottom layer of the two labels is sponged in Crumb Cake on Whisper White Cardstock. I’ve attached the stamp to my fingers and stamped the sentiment randomly so not all of the ink touches the Cardstock. This idea/technique is called “hand stamped” which came from a Demonstrator Rebecca Hall who did a presentation at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event in Sydney in November, so I just had to try it out.

The top layer for the Season’s Greeting stamped image is stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake Cardstock, die cut out with the smaller label and sponged ink in Early Espresso. 

To finish off the card I’ve used a piece of Whisper white Cardstock, lightly sponged the three inks with the Sponge Dauber onto the edge of the Cardstock which gives a nice finishing touch to the card. Then I layered all of the pieces together and placed them onto Crumb Cake Cardstock base.

This week’s Heart of Christmas blog hop is hosted by Judy May to see her creation and the rest of the team please click here. I’m sure they are all amazing creations not to be missed!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting,

Vicki Boucher

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Product List

Ink: Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Stamps: Peaceful Boughs

Dies: Beautiful Boughs

Embossing Folder: Swirls & Curls

Colouring Tools: Versamark, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, White Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad and Sponge Dauber

Ribbon: Linen Thread


  1. Gorgeous Vicki, I just love your vintage style. I really admire what you create each week and look forward to seeing how you can inspire me to try new things!

  2. Vicki, this is show-stoppingly beautiful! One of my favourites, of all the gorgeous cards you've made. Gorgeous colour combination. :)

  3. I love your vintage style, Vicki. The white embossing is so effective in giving the snowy look.

  4. What a lovely Rustic looking card

  5. Oh, Vicki. I just love the stunning vintage look that you've achieved with your card - love it!