Saturday, October 8, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Orange and Black

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 embossing (with embossing powder) 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 card:
I love this layering die from Honey Bee, it's so versatile.  I used a piece of watercolor paper and did the smooshing technique with a bunch of orange inks.  Every petal is different.


Here's a closer look.

The Ingredients:
GKD Black and Sweet Mango Card Stock
Distress Inks in Various Oranges
Penny Black Antique Frame Die
SU Bark Embossing Folder
SU Basket Weave Embossing Folder
GKD A Little Hello Die for Greeting
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Cone Flower Die Set 
Nuvo Pumpkin Crystal Drops

 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, it's a stunner. 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 and aspire to be inspired! You won't be sorry.
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.


  1. I LOVE your beautiful floral card and the colors of the petals, I have the cone flower die and have yet to use it, geez what IS the matter with me!!!

  2. WOW! This is fabulous! Love the PB layered dies and that Cone Flower looks amazing--great ink technique you used! I really love this design. It's bold and beautiful! (just got that Honey Bee die from a friend!) <3

  3. OH WOW! LOVE your design! The dimension on the cone flower is amazing and LOVE that big hello. What a fantastic creation my friend!

  4. Those petals are amazing, Judy! I always love smooshing for the variety of colors you get. The deckled edges are a great look.

  5. Love this, just when I think I can live without that Honeybee cone flower set I see it on a beautiful and and want it all over again!

  6. Gorgeous use of these colors! The flower is so fluffy and pretty and the embossing is the perfect backdrop. Judy, just a note to say my Bday card arrived and I love it! What a cool die. I remember the card and now it's mine, all mine! Thank you! Sorry I do not seem to have your email addy. Hugs!

  7. Your orange/black card is amazing. Lovely flower and background.
    Lia xx

  8. I LOVE that coneflower and the way you framed your design. Fabulous card!

  9. Stunning card, gorgeous colour and beautiful design...♥