Mar 24 2009

Dirty Challenge/JustRite Wedding

Each month on the 20th the Dirty Girls issue a challenge amongst themselves. I LOVED the challenge this month, but I never got to play on time, so here’s my challenge card, 4 or 5 days late!!! Oh well, it was fun and I really wanted to do it!!! What we had to do was take one of the very first cards we ever uploaded to SCS and re-make it, showing both cards — HOW FUN!!! You can check out all the other challenge entries here. Please do, it is SO FUN to compare the cards!!!

I chose to case the VERY FIRST card I uploaded to SCS on April 20, 2006– here it is:


It’s a wedding card forournephew and his bride. It was a recycling project. I cut their names from their wedding invitation and I tore the shell motif from the invitation as well. And here’s my 2009 remake:


Somewhat different, but still a lot of similarities. I kept the neutral color scheme, the names across the bottom, one single image focal point. I changed my ribbon treatment a bit and added more embellishments — pearls, a stick pin and scallops. My original card was 5.5″ square and my new card is 5.25″ x 7.5″ I’ve really been enjoying this size of late — gives me plenty of room!


The image from Friends 24-7 is embossed with Vanilla Embossing Powder onto Kraft paper — and I am so loving my Kraft for elegant cards — LOL — surprises me as I always viewed Kraft as a country type paper!!! Used my favorite Bella Bleu DP again and I added a lot of pearls to the focal image, along with a stick pin through the bow for some wedding formality.


For this card I stamped my names using the JustRite Trompe Fonts in both Uppercase and Lowercase – 50 pt. The Lowercase Trompe Fontis just out and can bepre-ordered on the JustRite site or it can be found nowin the brick and mortar and online stores listed in this Blog post. The Trompe Font sets were used with my Harmony Rectangle Stamper — lines them up perfectly — every time!!! Personalization has NEVER been so easy!!!

Stamps: JustRite Trompe Script Uppercase Font, Trompe Script Lowercase Font, used on the Harmony Rectangle Stamper; SU Friends 24-7

Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Kraft, Bella Bleu DP

Ink: Versa Fine Vintage Sepia, Versa Mark

Accessories: By SU: Vanilla Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon. Sheer ribbon by May Arts, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Labels I Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Kaiser Pearls, Glue Glider, Mounting Squares.


My Ribbon Salehas May Arts ribbons (located in the tab above my Blog header).

Thanks much for checking in again today — truly appreciate it!!! The week is going by so quickly again — hope you are having a good one!!!

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Dirty Challenge/JustRite Wedding”

  1. libby says:

    So gorgeous! I always love how you use stick pins, you are the PRO! 🙂

  2. nancy littrell says:

    Wow, what a huge difference in your cards. Amazing how creative experience and more toys make your card making soar 🙂 TFS

  3. Lesley says:

    Wow! Love it so much. That DSP has been on my wishlist for a while!!

  4. Robyn says:

    This is TRULY beautiful!!!!

  5. Karen W says:

    I love understated elegance and you created that perfectly!!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the Labels 1 at an angle…it totally changes the look of that Nestie!. Your paper and image are beautiful! Everything about it is just perfect.


  7. pacools says:

    It really shows how your talent has evolved since 2006. Your talent continues to be an inspiration.

  8. Deb Rymer says:

    Just so very elegant and beautiful, Sharon!

  9. Darlene says:

    So elegant Sharon. I love your remake. The way you turned the Labels 1 and all the pearls and the pin —I love it all. The Trompe lower case letters are perfect — I can’t wait to get this set as I’ve wanted lowercase letters for so long. Thanks for once again sharing and inspiring.

  10. Gorgeous! What else can I say?

  11. Cindy H. says:

    Simply elegant!!

  12. Michelle R says:

    Oh Sharon, this card is absolutely stunning! You know I love elegant cards, and no one can do it like you! 🙂

  13. Deb Saaranen says:

    So very elegant! Josh and Jenn will love it, I’m sure! Beautiful!

  14. Barbara says:

    Positively elegant!!
    Wow how much your talent has developed . I never has the chance to see your first cards. The first card is lovely, the second card is magnificent. Your choice of paper, embellishments and all over design is fabulous. You are my inspiration. Just ask Joan Fricker. I order what you use LOL

  15. Carolen says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  16. Jerri Kay says:

    I’m so glad I came back Sharon, I thought I had commented on this card this morning and see that I have not! I’m totally losing it! It’s gorgeous, I especially love the stick pin, so elegant, the perfect touch!

  17. So gorgeous and elegant! What a difference from the first card despite the similarities. I love it.

  18. THUD!!! This is just gorgeous!!! I love your elegant style and I am hanging out for that stamp set and that paper to be available in Australia!!! I LOVE Just Rite stampers and am slowing building my collection – love the versatility of them!

  19. leslierich says:

    Your first card was pretty and it shows a hint of the Sharon to come, but you have certainly moved along with the times. Today’s card is a stunner! I just LOVE those pearls and the stick pin. My first card was sooooooo awful! I can’t believe anyone commented on it!

  20. Jen says:

    Looks so soft and elegant it is just perfect

  21. Linda Flanagan says:

    You wowed us again! What a talent you have. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  22. Carol C says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! So very pretty Sharon. Love love that paper and the pretties. Very elegant, very Sharon. Love your first card also.

  23. Rose Ann says:

    Your original is very pretty, Sharon…but your updated version is STUNNING!! Wow!! I love the beautiful papers, pearls and your pin!!

  24. Ali says:

    Your new card is so elegant and classy – I love it!

  25. Elena says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything – pearls, ribbons, pin and DP!

  26. Debbie Olson says:

    Totally fabulous, Sharon–so elegant!

  27. Paula says:

    This is so pretty and very elegant! TFS!

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