Saturday, 1 August 2015

House of Cards August Challenge. . . . . . . . .Metallics

Good afternoon folks. Hope all is well with you and yours. 
Just to clarify Janice, it was John's idea to call you all Duckettes, not making the decorations lol!!! In fact, he mentioned pinching the decoration idea hahaha!!! Actually, a few of you mentioned about doing them yourselves and I am more than happy for you to run with any inspiration. . . . . . hey, I don't have that many good ideas so grab em while you can lol!!!

Today is the start of another month so, as well as being the lovely Nesta's birthday (cue fanfair. . . . . ) its time for another challenge at House of Cards and this months' subject matter is. . . . . . . Metallics!!!

So, lets see you all join in and have a go. Would be great to see some of you talented guys and gals enter.

Metallics put me in mind of Christmas (I know its only August lol!!!) so that was the route I went.
This is where the gilded gold funky foam decoration from my last post (here) ended up.
It started off like this. . . . . . . 

Sue's die cut out of funky foam 3 times, glued together and topped with card cut with the same die and gilded with gold flakes (Love this die!)

Cream card
Brown metallic card 
Brown funky foam
Brown card (Lidl)
Chariot of Fire gilding flakes (Indigo Blu)
Sue Wilson Snowflake Lattice embossing folder
Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl pearl PVA
Teeny gold bling (Mei Flower)
Larger bling - these were clear, so to make them brown, I coloured with gold Krylon pen then quickly dusted with brown mica whilst the gold ink was still wet. Leave to dry and you're good to go. 

This hopefully shows you the depth of the piece, yet it comes in just under the 5mm posting depth (guess it would depend on the thickness of the funky foam you have). Hopefully you can pick up the metallic nature of the brown card too.

Enjoying my time off although the weather wasn't great at first. No doubt there will be a blistering heatwave just as I go back into work.

Anyone going to the GBCF at Stoneleigh next weekend? I'm going on the Sunday and meeting up with the lovely Mrs H so if anyone else is going and fancies a cuppa at lunchtime, the more the merrier.

Anyhoo, this won't get the lady a baby as my lovely Mum used to say (don't know if its some weird Malaysian saying that's got lost in translation lol!!!)
So, get yourselves over to House of Cards and have fun with some metallics!

Happy Saturday all!

Ang x


  1. love that funky foam and the tree die, a gorgeous card. Hugs xxx

  2. Absolutely topping! Love it. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Hi Ang,
    Very opulent looking card today, I really like it.
    Good news, I went on the hunt and found the funky foam, it was in George's sock drawer!!! He just said - I wondered what that was - when I let out a shriek of delight, I hope he hasn't been trying to wear it lol.
    Bad new, I don't have that die - YET!!!
    See you on the pond.
    Love Maureen xx

  4. Afternoon Ang, any ideas are welcomed by me, it's what crafting is all about. Janice xxx

  5. Fantastic card-love the idea of using funky foam.


  6. Love the funky foam I must get some! Sue's dies cut really well out of it too
    PS no decoration was made yesterday on the poor people below us Great views of the Thames, boats, red buses, the Tower & V&A was fantastic You and others including John would love it

  7. Hi Ang, beautiful rich card, it's a lovely die and your card is so luxurious. I've never seen funky foam, not found it's way to Inverness yet, have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

  8. Gorgeous card Ang, such a beautiful die btw (is it Sue's or John's as it does not say on your list lol!) Love how you have made it out of funky foam, will be so light, and on its own it shines beautifully.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Ang, OH my goodness! This is totally GORGEOUS! I LOVE the use of embossing and wood embellies--this is a perfect Christmas card! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Lovely card, Ang. I won tickets for Stoneleigh from a magazine so will be visiting for the first time. Will look out for you.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Love the goldfish card. I have the embossing folder so maybe I need the die too. Have a good day at Stoneleigh - will hear all about it from Anne (above).

  12. What a gorgeous elegant card! Perfect for the metallic theme. Donna T. HOC

  13. Great Christmasy card and that die from Sue is superb. Nice.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  14. Wow Ang! Love this card! I have to try that foam thing with some of my dies! I bought the foam - just haven't tried it yet (LOL). I love that Christmas die - so gorgeous!
    Have a great day!
    Donna HOC Teamie

  15. Good morning Ang super card and such a great idea. Unfortunately not going to Stoneleigh but no doubt you will have some goodies to show us later. Have a good week love from Jackie xx

  16. Loving your card Ang so shiny ,and beautiful embossing it really stands out.
    Happy Sunday to you too.
    Elaine H X

  17. Your card is so fantastic

  18. Morning Ang, great ides and one to get the grand children crafting with, Thank you for sharing

  19. Hi Ang, I am just starting to book fold and followed your link it was amazing hope I can get as good results as you do my first is daughter. Love the foam trees must give this a try.
    Nancyd x

  20. Hi Ang,
    Lovely card, must try the foam technique.

  21. Beautiful Ang! The gold and black together are so striking and elegant, perfect for a holiday card! hugs :)

  22. Gorgussssss card Ang so elegant love the black and gold together lots of huggles Sue xx

  23. So beautiful - so elegant!
    sandy xx

  24. Hi Ang,
    I Truly Love This "Rich, Extremely Opulent Card" I Love The Brown And Gold Together, Can I Say I Really Love This Die You've Used I've Never Heard Of The Foam Can It Be Purchashed From Most Craft Shops?
    I Must Also Say I Really Loved Your Decoration Using This Particular Die.
    Take Care
    Hugs From Sam x

  25. Hi Ang, this card is fabulous, the gold and brown is a super combination. Hope the weather stays nice for your remaining days off. take care. Bx

  26. Absolutely fabulous Mrs Duck! I didn't realise your used Funky Foam for the base of your decorations, fantastic idea. Also didn't know that one could use gilding flakes on it. One learns something everyday!!! Michelle x

  27. Hi Ang,
    what a gorgeous card with that lovely tree die.
    My it looks so luxurious, and wonderful work with the funky foam, and your wonderful layers all glued so perfectly.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  28. Such a wonderfully rich card. Who wouldn't love it?

    Mary Mac

  29. What a lovely idea! Your metallic focal sentiment is so pretty. I love the dimension it adds as well. Great card!

  30. Funky foam--cool! When I first saw the trees I thought either chipboard premade or you have the patience of Job and cut out & glued a million layers :)

    HOC DT teamie

  31. Beautiful Christmas card! Love the die too!!

  32. I don't know, Mrs. Duck. This just might get the lady a baby because she will be so overcome with bliss looking at your card ... I sure am, but I'm to old to fall for that trick! I'm tickled as anything with this beauty because that die just happens to be the latest addition to Mt. NBUS! Doesn't it look fab all plumped up and golden?!! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! I hope the sun has been shining for you!! Hugs, Darnell

  33. I love how you've made this stand out with the foam! Great card and a terrific design too!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  34. Stunning. Love how you used the fun foam for the embellishment!

  35. Gorgeous way to jazz up fun foam and color combo for your metallic Christmas card - Heather HOC teamie

  36. wooowwww I look so many metal here
    love your tree with sentiment
    elegant creative and clever interpretatiom to our metallics challenge Ang
    love your card Ang
    hugs and see you soon on my metallics card post
    Monika (HOC teamie)

  37. Love this - I would never have believed this was fun foam! What a great idea that I am going to have to try! Very cool! jane hoc teamie

  38. Ang, this is GORGEOUS! I love it!
    Em, HOC teamie

  39. love this and gorgeous....
    HOC Team

  40. Love it, and love the foam you transformed into a beautiful metallic!
    HOC teamie