Wednesday, April 15, 2009

3 Clover's Thursday Challenge #9-Double 'bossing with Flora

Okay...I think you all know I am not much on techniques..but Kerry's throw down this week to her challenge team was to showcase a technique! YIKEROONIES............I thought and I thought and I thought some more...what should I do????? Finally I found this wonderful tutorial called Double 'bossing HERE on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog that looked like a lot of fun...so I gave it a whirl.

It wasn't hard...it didn't strain my brain too much and I sort of liked it LOL! Although the technique doesn't photograph all that well, it is very neat in real life. I am sure it would make some totally elegant cards too, but I wanted to introduce this funny little Alien image from the Amy Bradley collection by Stampabilities. Please meet Flora Flutter! Flora is not my only new Alien, so watch for her cohorts in future posts!

Basically, this technique calls for you to emboss your cardstock (I used white core cardstock, but you can also use white or colored cardstock and do a little fancy inking to get similar results. The link to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog above explains a couple of ways to complete this technique) then sand the white core cardstock (goodness I got carried away and did some serious sanding. I am not sure that was the intention but I like it!) Then you DEboss your cardstock with your embossing folder. Basically that means you just flip your embossing folder over LOL!

Their tutorial is easy to follow and illustrates several different variations of this technique. I would love to see your creations. If you give it a try, I would love it if you link back here so we can all see what you made!!!

Double 'bossing

Flora was colored with prisma's and highlighted with copics. She also is dressed for a big night out with her glittery wings!

Make sure you visit this week over at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge.

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Stamps: Flora Flutter by Amy Bradley-Stampabilities,(purchased from Ally over at RK Stamps), Retired SU! sentiment

Cardstock: DCWV green, GP white and Elegant Eggplant by SU!

Ink: Memento Black, prisma's, copics

Misc: Nesties, Basics crystals, misc ribbon, cuttlebug folder, sanding block,

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11 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

This image is hilarious! I think we could all use an extra pair of arms now and then! LOL Great coloring and I love your double bossing technique!
Carol

Kerry D-C said...

Sue, you did an awesome job!!!!! And you know what I just told Elena? I am not a technique girl either...and sometimes these are even challenges for us!

FABTASTIC card!! love FLora!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! How funny is that image, and colored up so cute!! Love the double 'bossing -- pretty cool!

Elena said...

I really love the name of this technique! Never heard about this one, but it really gives a cool effect and nice texture! Thank you for sharing, Sue!
Love the stamp you used too! So cute!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a clever technique, Sue! I've not heard of that before. I also love your little alien. That is too, too cute. This card is adorable. I'll have to check out that technique more closely. TFS.

Ida P. Krause said...

What a cute image and a fun technique. I may give that one a try.

theneon said...

Great job on this challenge. Your card is cleverly put together, has great color and is totally amusing and fun.

Katie Renz said...

Hey Sue,

Awesome card, love that double embossing. E-mail me with your address please :) mypaperhaven@gmail.com

-Katie

Jenny Gropp said...

neat technique -- I am also a fan of techniques that require minimal brain power! lol! i love this little Flora -- crazy CUTE! Fab card Sue!

Marie/bat3 said...

Nice card! It make me so happy inside...

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun and adorable.

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