Saturday, October 8, 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure - Orange/Black

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 'ORANGE/BLACK'.  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.  

How much fun am I having today, creating this fun Halloween card!
I began by cutting strips of black & orange card stock then creating my background panel.

 Once I created the background panel, I decided to emboss it using a very old Provo Craft - Cuttlebug embossing folder.  These older embossing folders don't have names on them so we'll just call this one 'Swirls'. 

I then die cut a panel of white card stock using a Tutti Designs cross stitched rectangle die set and embossed it using the same folder.  My 'cooking witch' is also from Tutti Designs and my cute little ghost is from the Impression Obsession die set called 'BOO'.

So there you have it ... a quick way to create using these traditional Halloween colors.  

Not that you have to do Halloween mind you!!
and the TWIST is only there if you want to use it! 
 Here's another look at my card . . .

 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 . . .

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

As always . . .



  1. What a beauty! I love everything about it! Great embossing folder, wonderful colors for the season and of course I love the witch!

  2. I just love this background you created, and that witch on the white looks perfect too! FUN!

  3. Fabulously fun Halloween card, the ghost looks as though he floated up out of the steam in the pot and is surprised about it lol!!

  4. What a very pretty card you made Darlene, with the witch and her pot and the little ghost! I like the EF very much.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Wilma.

  5. Adorable card! LOVE IT!

  6. What a clever background Darlene and perfect for showing off the silhouette! I can't even look at the witch - too scary!!! Vicky x

  7. What a fabulous card, I love the paper pieced background. Using the embossing folder after you have pieced it is GENIUS!!! Great showcase for that fabulous die cut. Wonderful design here!

  8. That folder really gives some nice texture, and what a great technique to use the pieced background to emboss. Awesome Halloween card!

  9. What a super fun card, Darlene. Your creativity always amazes me. I've been trying hard to remember to play along in all the fun challenges. Thanks for the reminders. I do love to join the fun when I'm able. I hope you're having a blessed, creative and fun week as well.

  10. It's the strangest thing... I have that embossing folder, have used it a bazillion times, and have never noticed how cool the pattern really is. I always saw it as a bunch of random swirls, but your white panel especially shows it off. I had to go look at mine again to be sure it was the same folder, sheesh. Love your dies and that way cool orange and black background. Great card, Darlene!

  11. The witches are coming....! Great silhouette on the embossed background.
    Lia xx

  12. Love the EF, and I also love the way the witch's swirls go with the swirls in the embossing. Great card! Very spooky!

  13. Stunning card, gorgeous colour and beautiful embossing folder design...♥

  14. Everything about this card is Spooktacular. Love the bright orange and black colour combo and how you made your background. Love the way it shows your beautiful dies.
    Have a wonderful day.


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