Christmas in August? house of cards challenge: metallics

Welcome to a new month of creative inspiration! This month our challenge at House of Cards is Metallics. Feel free to translate our cue word to your papercrafting project however you like! I used gold metallic cardstock to create a white Christmas card with some vintage like paper poinsettias. I am late to the Christmas in July movement, so I’m sharing my first Christmas card today instead!

I used a technique from my tutorials (found here) to make my flowers. The technique added texture and a very dramatic look to the poinsettias. I also played with the delicate die cuts in gold to create a nice medallion. I have to admit that I love adding polka dot embossing to my cards, so I am happy with the final look of the card. 
I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge this month! I am glad you stopped by today! Until next time!

Shared also with: Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge No Ordinary Paper / Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes / Simon Says Work It Wednesday Challenge Die cuts / Crafty Hazelnut´s Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Christmas

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22 thoughts on “Christmas in August? house of cards challenge: metallics

  1. Such a darling card. Love the romantic feel of this card with the big flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


  2. Stunning card! I love everything about it. Your flowers are amazing, and the sentiment is perfect. Gorgeous take on this months challenge!

    Un abrazo desde Iowa!


  3. Such a beautiful card, Gracie. I love your flowers. You always seem to be able to make them super wonderful, and I really enjoy your tutorials. TFS your creative talents with us, my friend. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie


  4. Your card is so elegant
    I love that frame in gold and that flowers
    your texture always great on your card Graciellie
    How can you send your you make a BOX
    I am not making bulky card but always amazing with that you made…
    Great DT Card
    see you soon on my metal card
    hugs, Monika (HOC Teamie)


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