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Resplendent Christmas

Time is flying, and it seems that it'll be Christmas before we know it! So I think a good Christmas challenge is a great excuse to catch up on all those holiday cards that need to be ready on time! This week at Classy Cards 'n Such our challenge is Trim a Tree: Use a Christmas tree with Gold and/or Silver. What an elegant and classy combination for a holiday card!

I decided to make a cleaner card this week, but of course as always you'll notice I used detailed filigree dies, which I find work great with Christmas designs.


To make my card I die cut a frame from cream embossed metallic cardstock using the Vintage Flourish Pattern set. Then I die cut a Christmas tree from the silver back of a Delicate Pastels Craft Foil by Spellbinders with an old Christmas Tree die from my stash. I also die cut two stars from the silver foil and from embossed gold paper using some new dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I made my card base using A2 Matting Basics A. Before adding the die cuts I attached a piece of Old Gold - Sheer Asiana ribbon vertically to the back of the cream frame. I adhered these intricate dies with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. Finally I added a little gold bow to the bottom of the silver tree.

For added inspiration please visit our blog to check out what my teammates created for the challenge this week. I invite you to link up your gold/silver Christmas creation for a chance to win a prize from the store!

Remember that you can find most of the supplies used on Classy Cards 'n Such store. Don't forget to use my code Gracie-10 during checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week.

I'd like to submit my card to:
Metal - My Craft Spot


Comments

  1. What a gorgeous card!! The tree looks amazing!! I love the dies you used and the star on top!! So, so beautiful!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Another Stunning card!!! Love it!!
    Ginny M

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  3. Beautiful..so elegant and gorgeous design!!

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  4. This is stunning Graciellie! I love everything on this card!!!

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  5. Gorgeous Gracie! I own these dies and have never used them...after seeing your gorgeous card, I am goint to pull them out and try to do something with them! You are such an inspiration! big hugs :)

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  6. Such a beautiful card. I just had to tweet it! ☺️

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  7. WOW!!! Your card is stunning! I absolutely love the silver cut tree. It looks amazing with the gorgeous background you've created!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  8. This is breathtaking! I always love your work and this is certainly no exception. The filigree tree is exquisite and the background is stunning. The color palette is pure Christmas elegance. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  9. Absolutely beautiful card! I love your pretty metal tree! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  10. Hello, Graciellie! I just saw your card over at My Craft Spot, where you were one of the top picks! Congratulations! I had to come over and see your gorgeous design! The die-cut foil tree looks amazing! The card is stunning! So sorry I missed it the first time around but glad I saw it now!

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  11. Wow, this is beautiful! Love your tree and the stars! I have the tree die so will have to try this.

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