Pastel Blends

Can You Handle The Pressure

Make the Cards Challenge #53

Today’s card will be entered into the Can You Handle The Pressure challenge of Anything Goes Embossing with a pastel twist (must use an embossing folder) and the Make the Cards Challenge #53 technique challenge of an ink blended backround.

I first ink blended my background using SimonSaysStamp’s Cotton Candy and Gina K Designs Peach Bellini, Lemon Drop and Applement inks to create a pastel background. I then used SSS Circle Rings 3D embossing folder and ran it through my BigShot after which I used some sand paper to lightly sand off the raised areas to add interest to the background. My image is from C C Designs Grouchy Pets stamp set and sentiment was from SSS preprinted Birthday sentiments. Using Spellbinders Deckled rectangles dies completed my look today.

OMG! I am loving these grouchy pets!

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care and be safe.

20 thoughts on “Pastel Blends

    1. Thanks, Bonnie, the grouchy pets tickled my funny bone for sure. It was fun to use pastels for a change instead of vibrant colors.

  1. The grouchy pet stamps are fun and how you’ve used this one here is wonderful. I love your background and it works so well with the image. I like that you made the sentiment in the same colours as the background. Great card.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I was having so much fun playing with these Grouchy Pets. Their expressions are a real hoot.

  2. Your blended background is fantastic, and the embossing really does get a lot more interest after a little sanding. Great job combining both challenges – thanks for playing along at Make the Cards and Can You Handle the Pressure!!

    1. Thanks for stopping in and for a fun challenge. I did like the little bit of distressing the sanding created.

  3. I absolutely love the dog and the ink blending. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

    1. Thanks, Golda, the sentiment was one of the SSS preprinted ones and I thought it would be fun without being mean.

    1. Thanks Judy. I was happy with my background and those grouchy pets were cracking me up. It was a fun card to make.

  4. OMG, grouchy pets … what a concept! lol
    Your card is fabulous and that background is amazing! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure … we appreciate your support and hope to see you again next challenge!

    P.S. Thanks for also inspiring us with this awesome creation over on the Make the Cards Challenge Blog. Amazing background panel you have created! Good Luck!

    1. I appreciate all of your kind supportive comments, Darlene and all the work you put into the challenge blogs. Always fun to play along with them.

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