Saturday, September 24, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Leaves

Dear Ones~

  There's a new challenge up over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your 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:


Here is my sample:

Don'tcha just LOVE gnomes? They are all the rage right now!!! I saw a really cute door hanging that was a gnome whose beard was made of leaves and I thought, geez, how brilliant. I'm gonna make a card like that. I have a tiny oak leaf punch that was perfect for this project, and punching them all out went fast. I did some ink smooching with Distress Inks on a piece of watercolor paper and away I went.

The Ingredients:
SU Cajun Craze Card Stock
GKD Cream and Kraft Card Stock
Darice Fall Leaf Embossing Folder
PTI Scribble Circles Die
SSS Gnome Die for Hat and Nose
Marvy Oak Leaf Punch
Various Distress Inks in Fall Colors
Ranger Verdigris Embossing Powder for Hat
Copper Embossing Powder for Greeting
GKD Simple Sentiments for Greeting
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this gorgeous embossing folder, just in time to make those fall cards. 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 there. You won't be sorry.
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.


  1. OMG ... this is awesome Judy! LOVE this Fall leaf gnome! How creative & fun! Such a great idea and your background embossed panel is perfect to go with him! Nicely done friend!

  2. Well that is just so cute and clever! Love the embossed hat too, great card!

  3. So stinkin' cute! How clever of you to replicate that wreath into a card. I love this!!! And I love gnomes of course, just snagged the Brutus Monroe and SSS collab, super cute! Oh and I also have that same little leaf punch lol Your EF looks stunning as a backdrop for your fun and creative fellow....oh my gosh, I can't get over how cuuuute he is lol

  4. WOW! What a creative Gnome! Beautifully designed card.

  5. That is just so clever.

  6. The gnome is a lovely item on your fall card!
    Lia xx

  7. What a fabulous idea, Judy!! He looks adorable and so Fall-ish with his leaf beard. I've pinned this to try when I get back to OH.

  8. Absolutely stunning! The colours and that image are gorgeous, ♥

  9. If you had not confessed that you saw this creation, I would not have a problem thinking that you thought of it yourself. YOu make such clever cards and this one is over the top creative. I beard of leaves! Great one!

  10. Oh, no, you didn't! I lovelovelovelovelovelove... this! The punch sure makes it easy -- better than die cutting over and over. You just keep outdoing yourself, Judy!

  11. love his beard made form leaves that is so cool!