Saturday, September 10, 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure - FALL

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by today!

We have a new challenge starting today over on our new Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and the TWIST theme is 'FALL'.  Remember, the twist is optional but you MUST use an embossing folder on our projects to qualify for the prize.  Heat embossing is also permitted but only in conjunction with an embossing folder.

 Here's what I've created to inspire you today.  
 The embossing folder used on today's card is a beautiful 3D 'Fall Foliage' folder from Simon Says (#SF214).  After embossing my card front I sponged on various Fall colored distress oxide inks in a diagonal patterns.  

Then I added a couple Maple leaves which I had in my stash which were created using a very old Spellbinder Fall Leaves die set (this set also embosses the veins in the leaves).  See below ...

The sentiment die is from Tutti Designs and as you can see, I have die cut it in 3 different Fall colors to make them stand out a bit more in my design.
I do hope you'll come check out our new blog and play along.
AND yep ... we will be offering prizes at our challenges ... that's always a fun surprise!

Here's today's prize offering . . .


Other Fun Challenges to share in:

Make the Cards Challenge #63 - FALL
Moving Along with the Times September Challenge - Trees and/or Leaves
the Color Throwdown Challenge #709 - Red, Yellow, Green

 Get Creative September Challenge #115 - Fall/Autumn
613 Avenue Create September Challenge #202209 - ATG twist/Leaves

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!!

As always . . .


  1. A gorgeous fall card, such pretty colors!!

  2. Gorgeous fall-themed card, Darlene. I love the rainbow of color on your background, the bright leaf die cuts, and your repeated die cut sentiment.

  3. Such wonderful fall colors for your blended background, love the repeated sentiment too!

  4. Oh, my word, I love this time of year when I get to see all these gorgeous fall cards! This is a true 3D embossing folder with the way the leaves are layered. Your coloring really brings that out. A WOW card, Darlene!

  5. that is a pretty embossing folder with great detail and I like the colorful background you made with it. The big leaves are great with it too!

  6. Hi Darlene,
    Yet another wonderful creation and such a great Autumnal design again.
    That embossing folder used is beautiful and the colours look outstanding.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  7. Beautiful! Love the vibrant autumn colors.

  8. Great autumn card - love the embossed and inked background. Thanks for sharing with us at Make the Cards :)

  9. Gorgeous my friend. I love Fall and can't wait for cooler temps!

  10. What beautiful colors, I love how you have treated that embossed background. Great design, and perfect for the challenge. Well done!

  11. Love the inked embossed background!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  12. Gorgeous card fabulous Autumn colours thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create hugs Sue x

  13. Absolutely love your background and the beautiful Autumn colors are fabulous! So glad you joined us for our Fall/Autumn Challenge at Get Creative!

  14. Very creative and lovely autumnal colours,

    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT

    Hugz Tinz

  15. Fabulous Fall creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. Your background is amazing! What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges this month!


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