August 1, 2015

House of Cards August Challenge: Metallics

Hello everyone!

I hope you've had a wonderful week, and are going to have a wonderful weekend.  As you read this, my daughter and I are currently in Dallas, Texas, touring two more colleges.  Yesterday we visited TCU (which was awesome) and today we are visiting University of Texas Arlington.  We visited Iowa State University, back on the 24th, and loved it too, but I've asked her not to make a decision until we've visited all of the colleges she's chosen to apply to.  We have two more to go, later this month, and then she'll start applying.  This whole process is overwhelming, for both of us.  To say I'm emotional, is an understatement.  I am so proud and excited for her though.  She'll do great, whatever and wherever she decides.  The one thing I think might be a factor for her is the heat.  It's in the 90's with high levels of humidity right now, and she's not enjoying it.  Being from Texas, I'm used to it, so it doesn't bother me as much.  It's still pretty uncomfortable though.  I think we're going to hit up Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor after our college visit this morning.  That should help.

Anyway, onto why you're here today.  It's the first of the month, which brings us to our next House of Cards challenge.  This month, the challenge is to use Metallics.

This challenge was a bit difficult for me, as I don't really have much in the form of metallics.  I dug through my crafty stuff, several times, trying to find something.  Finally, I found some metallic cardstock that I had forgotten about.  Here is the card I made with them.

I love the bright, cheerful colors, and the card screams summer, to me.  I used a bit of metallic gold mist, for the background, but ultimately kept it fairly simple.  I know exactly who will receive this card, and I hope she enjoys it.  She's been my longtime friend, and never ceases to amaze, with her generosity.  I love her dearly.

There are so many inspiring cards today, created by my friends at House of Cards.  I do hope you'll head over to check them out.  You'll have until 11pm on August 31st to participate.  That's a whole month!  Hopefully, you'll get the chance to play along, so that I can visit your blogs, and see your beautiful creations.  I look forward to seeing them!

It's off to UT Arlington, then an afternoon of roller coasters and water slides for us.  I hope you have an awesome weekend!


What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Metallic Cardstock: Pink, Orange, Yellow & Aqua
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Coordinates
Ink: VersaMark, Mister Huey's Gold, Lemon Lemon Gelato
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Dies, WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Dies, SU! Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Detail White Embossing Powder


Mynn Kitchen said...

This is TOTALLY darling, Steph! LOVE the bright colors--so summery and fun! Glad you found that paper! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

What a bright cheery card and your metallic show up so well, mine never show up or photo graph as well as yours, great job! Donna T. HOC

Merethe Arstein said...

Love this summer card and made me smile and wish we could have som sun soon. So far it has been a very rainy and cold summer, quite opposite of last year. So far only 3 real summer days with temprature above 20degrees C.
So thanks for sharing a little summer :)
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Donna Nuce said...

Love your beautiful summery card! Hope you had fun at the amusement park!
Have a great day!
Donna HOC Teamie

heather said...

Such a sweet, shimmery, CAS summer card ! I like the placement of the word THANKS

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great take on this month's challenge, Steph!

Em x

Tammy said...

This is so cute Steph! I love the bright, happy colors and that cute little sun!
Hugs, Tammy

Toni said...

Love the simplicity! A very happy card!

HOC DT teamie

linda said...

i love the bright summery colours of this card and the gold splatters are perfect!

Michele Henderson said...

Love your bright, colorful card, Steph! Really cute! I'm over in Tuscaloosa, AL (Roll Tide) and I can certainly encourage your daughter to come HERE for a visit! We've got a terrific football team, and softball, and golf, and gymnastics, and so on, and so on!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

sue t. said...

Love the simplicity of gold splatters! You were a bold girl going with such a CAS card and it paid off!

Monika Reeck said...

sweet summer n sun shine card
perfect add of the gold splatters
beautifuk DT card Steph
hugs from teamie at HOC
Monika (see you soon at my metallics card)

Jane Knudsen said...

Bright, cheery, wonderful! Great job on this card! jane hoc teamie

Dotty Jo x said...

What a gorgeous celebration of summer sunshine and fun! Jo x HOC DT friend

LJ Creations said...

Adoreable.... and refreshing... good luck to your daughter.

Lilian YF said...

Love the colors! Great card!
Lilian HOC teamie
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the gold splatters! It adds such a nice touch to the background. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. :) Big hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate

Barbara Rankin said...

I love your fun, sunny card, Steph, and the bit of gold spray really adds to the background. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT