Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hambo Hoedown # 31 - Another Dimension

This week's Hambo Hoedown challenge was to use this image (free if you remembered to email them your card - and I did!):

and we were instructed to: Add some dimension to your project this week - no flat cards! Your creations will be out of this world! (heh heh) Here is my card:

There is nothing flat on this card. I started by dry-embossing a piece of PTI shimmer blue card stock with my Swirls embossing folder. I used my MFT star die border to cut out a squillion stars from some SU shimmer white card stock, punched out all the teeny tiny centers, and stuck them all to the swirls. This is not only not flat, it is VERY sparkly. :)

I colored the alien (he's a very very very light purple) and spaceship, then cut out the space ship and stuck it on with dimensionals. THEN, I completely covered the glass dome and head lights with Crystal Effects and let it dry overnight. The sentiment is also stuck on with dimensionals and embellished with a couple of pieces of bling, just to make sure it's got so much dimension it won't fit into an envelope.

Here's a close-up of the spaceship so you can maybe see the glazed window and headlights:

You may need to embiggen it for full effect.

So there you have it - a non-flat alien spaceship card. Now why not stop by the Hambo Hoedown challenge and play along? Hmmm? You know you want to. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantabulous! You really knocked this challenge out of the universe!

  2. That card is sooo cute! I love the sparkles :)

  3. oh he's a lovely light purple ! I am so tired of seeing green aliens.
    It's nice to see an alien of a different color?

  4. Hey, Leslie! I just HAD to tell you: your use of the swirly embossing folder with the shimmery blue cardstock was one of THE most inspired ideas I've seen recently in the blogosphere! Cute alien and fun card, altogether. Feel free to hand-deliver it to me, since it won't fit in an envelope :)

  5. Fun card! I like the CB embossed swirl background. It's perfect for the image & the challenge. Thanks for playing this week.

  6. I love your card, the background is so striking! Great job and thanks for playing in the hoedown!

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  8. Love the embossing! Fantastic card!

    Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown! Hope to see you back this week!



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