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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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  1. Ooooo...this is STUNNING, Gracie! I LOVE the elegant color scheme--all that white is absolutely perfect for Christmas! I adore this card! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  2. Just stinkin' Beautiful. Love the way you foo-foo'd the poinsettias, they are just gorgeous.

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  3. Beautiful card, Gracie! I just love all these pretty details! The colors are so soft and delicate!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

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  4. Gorgeous card, Gracie - so elegant and festive! Love all the exquisite embellishments you used!
    Hugs, Rosi

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Gracie! The gold on white is so elegant and as always your flowers are stunning! Donna T. HOC teammate

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  6. This is very beautiful Gracie. I love white card with contrast a lot.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  7. Hi Gracie! Wow!!! Gorgeous card. Someone will be very lucky to get this for Christmas!
    Have a great day!
    Donna HOC Teamie

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  8. 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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  9. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  10. 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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  11. Oh this is just absolutely beautiful. Your flowers as always are amazing!

    Toni
    HOC DT teamie

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  12. wow, this is so beautiful!! i love the texture of the flowers and the intricate gold die cut!
    linda
    HOC DT

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  13. Incredible- this is stunning!

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. What a stunning card! And how lucky the recipient will feel! Amazing! jane hoc teamie

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  17. Your cards are always amazing, Gracie - another work of art! Hugs, Cornelia (HOC teamie)

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  18. Love this! Love seeing your flowers!
    Lilian HOC teamie
    The Leaf Studio

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  19. This is a beautiful Christmas card, such a fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This is gorgeous! So elegant! :) Big Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate :)

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