Wow!  These Dirty Dare Challenges are so fun!  I was lucky enough to be a sample maker for my sweet friend Cami and here’s the card I made for her challenge today.

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I have to say that I LOVE this card *sigh*.  It’s so PINK and shimmery and sparkly!  Card base is Pretty in Pink, matting layers are Rose Red and the white is Shimmer White cardstock (I swear I use that stuff on almost every card now!)  The stamp set used here is the Level 2 hostess set In the Spotlight.  I have to tell you….after I got this set and noticed the sample for it while thumbing through catalog, my hear skipped a beat…could it be?  Does the SU scallop punch fit the largest motif image exactly?  WooHoo!  I have to say that I could not punch without getting just a tiny bit of some of the border dots….thus I decided to sponge all the edges to camoflauge that.  I really wish SU would include a list with the purchase of each punch as to what sets have images specifically designed to fit each punch.  I never would have thought of this had I not seen the sample!  The SU scallop punch is layered with foam tape onto the Marvy super jumbo circle punch and then onto the Marvy mega scallop circle – I really like that progression!

The Rose Red edging was cut with Mini Scallop scissors – held upside down or backwards or whatever.  No – not on purpose!  I almost freaked out at first since my layers were already thoroughly adhered, but I decided to breathe and just go with it and I ended up liking the result.  That’s how lots of my stamping goes!  I rarely give in to a screw-up.

I used 2 shades of pink Versamagic chalk inks – Pink Petunia and Pixie Dust.  They give such a soft pretty finish on the shimmer cardstock.  Finishing touches include SU Pretty in Pink tafetta ribbon (if you don’t have this yet – believe me, you need it!), Amuse twinkle dot stickers, some paper piercing and a gorgeous pink rhinestone flower brad (purchased at Joanns sometime ago).

Next are the two cards I made as samples for the Challenge I’m hosting.  First a very nice version:

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And next – the same card given my More is More treatment:

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So how many extra little details can you find?  *wink*  Check it out in my SCS gallery for all the details!

I’m very anxious to have some time to play with this set – Abundant Joy more.  It’s so beautiful and so *my style*.

It’s going to be a very busy day today.  Hope you get to play some challenges – especially MINE!  *grin*  Thanks for stopping by!

14 Responses to “Challenge Friday – it’s my turn!”

  1. Robin Says:

    Gorgeous shimmery, sparkly pink card! I can see why you LOVE it!!

  2. Misty Says:

    I almost fainted when I saw your card, it’s so beautiful. I love it. Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    Misty

  3. Kathy T. Says:

    Love the soft shimmery card! Really beautiful!

  4. Linda (LSN on SCS) Says:

    OMG Jami…both of your cards are simply gorgeous! You’ve single handedly sold me on Abundant Joy.

    Linda

  5. Tandra Boyer Says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards Jami!! I tend to use Shimmer whiote about 95% of th etime now, instead of Whisper white! Cant deny the shimmer!!! Its just better with shimmer!
    I LOVE the ‘inverted’ scalloped edge! Me thinks its better than the reg. scallop edge!
    Dang I wish you were doing the swap!! haha

  6. ~liz Says:

    i super love it tooooo.

  7. ~liz Says:

    you should submit this for publish on SU business web. It would win

  8. Linda Says:

    So creative & so elegant…..a winning combo!

  9. loricraig Says:

    OH…..It’s pink and it shimmers!! It ROCKS, Jami!

  10. Jessica Says:

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Pam Says:

    I love these cards! They are so beautiful!!!

  12. leslierich Says:

    Oh! Gasp! Gorgeous, gorgeous, and super stepped-up gorgeous! Wow! I totally agree about the punches–that would be so great if they’d provide a list! Maybe you need to lay some persuasive Jami talk on them, tee hee!

  13. trudee Says:

    WOW!! these are stunning Jami!!!! Pink-a-licious and I also LOVE the more is more card!! YOU ROCK! 😀

  14. Dixie Cravens Says:

    Your pink spotlight card would be a perfect baby girl card–for someone special who would save it. The main image and the ribbon come together like a baby rattle. I’m going to have to play with this as there are several of my friends expecting soon. It really is a beautiful card.

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