Saturday, January 27, 2024

Can You Handle the Pressure - BIRTHDAYS


 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 really like this die set by Honey Bee, there are so many possibilities with it.  Using all the colors of card stock was great fun. This is for my brother-in-law, who is an avid fisherman, I hope he likes it. I borrowed the design from an artist on Pinterest. Try as I might, I could not find the post again. I feel bad about that, but just know this is not my original design. I love that Tim Holtz Tree Ring embossing folder and I think it is a perfect backdrop for the vintage lures. Getting that linen thread to hang from the branch was a chore, I had to hold my mouth just right to get it done. ;-)

 The Ingredients:
GKD Ivory, Red Hot and Kraft Card Stock
Tim Holtz Tree Rings Embossing Folder
Honey Bee Vintage Lures Die Set
Assorted Colored Card Stock
SU Itty Bitty Birthday Wishes 
SU Seasonal Layers Die for Branch
SU Linen Thread

If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous stamp set and stickers.  Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there. I can't wait to see all your wonderful designs!!
 Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.



  1. So original! I would never have thought about fishes on a birthdaycard but it's great!!
    Lia xx

  2. WOW ... this is such an awesome design! What fun and perfect for those fishing lovers! Great job my friend!

  3. Wonderful card, I love the fishing theme and how you used those lure dies!

  4. I lovelovelove the combination of colorful lures and wood grain background! I have the folder and one of these days I'll actually use it on a card, sigh. This is so cool, Judy!

  5. That is a great embossed background for the colorful lures, Judy. I bought that set last Fall and have yet to break it open.

  6. So glad to see a masculine card as I fidn them hard to make. This one could be for any fisherman or want to be. I love the bold colors and the perfect wood grain embossing folder for the background.

  7. Oh He'll LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I thought it was for Rob actually! Those lures look amazing, just magnificent--who'd a thunk?!? Right? I swear we used to use tat one on the right as kids. PERFECT!