Saturday, May 14, 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure - Flowers Twist

Dear Ones~
I am very happy and honored to announce that I have been invited to sit on the Can You Handle the Pressure Design Team. I am beyond flattered that they would have me.
 For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on our project.  Heat (wet) embossing is permitted but only in addition to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:


The twist is OPTIONAL!!
As long as you use an embossing folder, your project qualifies!!!
Here is my card:
I used a beautiful hot foiling plate by Spellbinders called Sweet Bloom Borders and foiled it in gold. It was colored with watercolors and then fussy cut. I used a Sizzix embossing folder called Organic Petals and covered the entire card base with the embossed white card stock panel. Then I adhered the fussy cut border along the edge and added a tiny strip of gold card stock. The greeting was gold hot foiled with a plate by Spellbinders called Yana's Sentiments. For a final touch I added the little gold baubles onto the embossed panel.

The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Sizzix Organic Petals 3D Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Sweet Bloom Border Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments Hot Foil Plate for Greeting
Mission Gold Watercolors
Tim Holtz Metallic Card Stock
Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles

If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Park Lane embossing folder, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
Thank you so much for stopping by, your comments always make me smile. Please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog, there's some wonderful inspiration over there. You won't be sorry.
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.


  1. Wow!!! How elegant and feminine feel! Amazing card!

  2. Wow, absolutely gorgeous Judy! What a pretty EB folder and all the gold foiling makes me want to get my foil machine out! Welcome to our design teams at our fun challenge, WE are honored to have you!!

  3. Whahoo! Congratulations! You will make such a wonderful addition to their stellar team! This card is beyond gorgeous! From that amazing background to that magnificent Bloom Border....and all of that gorgeous gold! Fantastic coloring too! Congrats again, I'm so happy for you! ps feel free to hold on to this beauty for about 7 more months, wink, wink lol

  4. Thanks for all the lovely comments!

  5. Whoozer! You make me proud to know you. This is just stunning and I know that they are happy to have you. Neat background, Bette Manny has nothing on you. Love the gold touches and foiled too.

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS! We are thrilled to have you join our CYHTP team!! Fabulous DT inspiration ... you go girl!!

  7. WOW! What a gorgeous EF background paired with the beautiful florals. Welcome to the CYHTP DT!

  8. That is gorgeous Judy, your water colored flowers look so pretty with all the gold! So glad you joined our DT here at Can You Handle the Pressure!

  9. Hi Judy! I am so happy that we ended up on this team together. I look forward to lots of creativity and inspiration moving forward. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love hot foiling and you have done an amazing job with it here.

  10. The fussy cut foiled flower is gorgeous, and the embossing folder really sets it off. This is such a fun idea for a blog and embossing folders are really making a come back.

  11. I recognized that wonderful foil plate right away, Judy. I have it and love the design. You've colored it beautifully and fussy cutting made the embossed background possible. I'm not a good fussy cutter but I'll have to try that.

  12. This card is as pretty as can be! I tell myself nearly every day that I don't need a foil machine and then talented people like you make me want to reconsider. This is lovely my dear!