Saturday 1 August 2015

HOC Goes Metallic

     This month at House Of Cards we would like to see you use something that looks metallic. This gives you a whole host of mediums to play with, from embossing powder to waxes or paints, the choice is yours. we have lots of inspiration for you too, just pop over to the DT blogs to help you get started.
     This card began life as a piece of chocolate coloured pearl card, I have used a Spellbinder embossing folder called Creative Cogs to begin with.
     I have coloured the card with a collection of gilding waxes in different colours dabbed at random all over the card, after about ten minutes I buffed the card with a tissue to get a great shine to the wax.
     At this point I decided that at 7x5 it was a little larger that I wanted it too be, rather that cutting it in half I decided to fold it in half and have the back patterned too.
     After adding the rusty cog and screw top brad the inside front needed to be covered so I have added a thin cream card insert, which also makes it possible to write in easily. With the addition of a 'Just for you' ticket the card was complete. The finished card measures 5 x 3.5, which is a nice size for a notelet.
     Each week through the month we will have some more inspiration for you, along with some great tutorials, so please pop back to House Of Cards and have a look when you can.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Dry Embossing 
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes


  1. L.O.V.E. this, Rocky!!! I adore the colors you used, the fabulous added gear, and the cool tag as a sentiment! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Awesome card Rocky, I noticed it earlier today on a challenge I was entering! Donna T. HOC

  3. This is metal for sure, great :)
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  4. Fantastic card, love the rusty, metal look beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Knockouts, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Creative Knockouts
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  5. Hi Rocky! Love the steampunk!
    Have a great day!
    Donna HOC Teamie

  6. WOW FACTOR! Phenomenal piece of art :) Thanks for sharing how you made it look the way it does. Thank you for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge

    Tamie DT

  7. Fabulous masculine card! I love everything about this. Great take on this months challenge!

  8. My goodness--all the fab steampunk designs in our DT makes is totally inspiring me to jump on the bandwagon. Terrific card!

    HOC DT teamie

  9. Rocky, I just LOVE how you've made this card look like rusty metal and patina! It's so pretty!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  10. Gilding waxes...... sigh....... I got rid of them two purges ago.... I love your card!

  11. This is gorgeous, Rocky! I love the folder you've used and the waxes make it pop!
    Em, HOC teamie

  12. Wow! This is stunning!!!

  13. Wow, what an amzing effect you've achieved - looks sensational! Jo x HOC - DT friend

  14. Gorgeous! Awesome card!
    Lilian HOC teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  15. I love your background !! Guess I will need to find gild waxes online somewhere now (I've never heard of them....) - Heather HOC teamie

    this looks so manly
    woow wooww woooww I love your card
    so metallics look so clever and I am speechless now
    Adorable card
    see you soon at my Metallics card
    hugs, Monika (HOC Teamie)

  17. This is cool! It reminds of the steampunk craze! Fantastic!! jane hoc teamie

  18. Wow, I love the steampunk style, Rocky, and the way you used those gilding pastes really makes it all work. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT


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