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.Β 
I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge this month! I am glad you stopped by today! Until next time!

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

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Crafty wife and mom / Blogger / Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

21 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

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  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!
    Steph

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  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

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  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 card..do 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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