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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

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

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

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

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

  6. This is very beautiful Gracie. I love white card with contrast a lot.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

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

  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

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

  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!

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

    HOC DT teamie

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

  13. Incredible- this is stunning!

  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

  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 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)

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

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

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

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

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


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