Saturday, June 24, 2023

Can You Handle the Pressure - Butterflies

Dear Ones~
  There's a new challenge 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's my card:
I am using some items that are in Gina K's new kit for the month of June called Vintage Summer. The images in the kit are lovely, I'm really enjoying using it. I embossed the background with the GKD Petite Flourish embossing folder, rubbed a Versamark pad across the raised part, and then used gold embossing powder for this pretty look. The butterfly was stamped with Versamark onto some Crafter's Companion patterned paper and gold heat embossed too. I think it's so pretty.



Here is a close up of the butterfly. The photo really doesn't do the detail justice, it's a gorgeous stamp.

The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Petite Flourish Embossing Folder
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Gold metallic Card Stock
GKD Master Layouts 12
GKD Vintage Summer Stamp
Crafter's Companion Ink Drops Vivid Patterned Paper
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 embossing folder, it's a stunner. 
Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there.


Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.


  1. Absolutely stunning!! The gold is so very elegant and regal and that butterfly, WOW, it is gorgeous!!

  2. This is gorgeous!! So festive in gold and you used a beautiful embossingfolder.
    Lia xx

  3. Wonderful way to use the folder - dry and heat embossing with a stunning result!

  4. Oh Judy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! What an elegant design! Thanks for another inspiring DT creation! You go girl!!!!

  5. Oh, my word, this is spectacular! I'm stunned that the background is both dry and heat embossed. You did such a flawless job on that. The butterfly in gold on the Ink Drops paper is amazing. The fancy frame -- wow! Just stunning, Judy!

  6. Beautiful card design!

  7. So elegant and beautiful. That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous.

  8. I can't get over how gorgeous this butterfly is, Judy! The entire card is just as lovely as can be! Thanks for inspiring me today as my MOJO is MIA.

  9. This. Is. STUNNING! That gold background looks AHmazing--it is perfect! And your beautiful butterfly is gorgeous, reminds me of a cloisonné broach! All of that gold is so delightful! Such a beauty!!!

  10. What an elegant card, Judy. The background embossing is gorgeous and so is that wonderful butterfly. What a great idea to stamp it on patterned paper.

  11. What an amazing card that you have designed. It just has so much to adore. That background and the antique frame for the amazing butterfly. I bet that you need sunglasses to look at it in real life.

  12. Oh my! This card is so beautiful. The butterfly is stunning.

  13. WOW so beautiful, I love your gorgeous designing and pretty colours x