April 16, 2011

{GYDOApr2011} Verve Diva Recipe Challenge!

Today's card was created especially for the Get your DIVA on! April Recipe Challenge hosted by Amber Hight.  This may be my first ever recipe challenge for cardmaking . . .and when you hear the PRIZE, you'll know why I had to give it a try!

This was a very unique *challenge* and so well organized and thought out.  The recipe was determined by the first initial of our first name. So, since my name is Pam, I used the coordinating O-U recipe.   If there was a particular category we didn't like, or if it had elements we didn't have, we were allowed to change ONE category.  In my case, I used everything exactly as listed.  It made it more of a challenge as I rarely use rhinestones, glitter and lace as embellishments.  The colors were easy for me and I enjoy making different size cards too.    This one is 3-1/4 x 6-1/2" - so saffron cardstock.

The pretty pink, green and yellow floral paper is from the Sweet Nectar Designer Mat Pad by K & Company.   My "lace" is actually pink paper punched with a lace border punch.  I put a dot of glue on each of the light pink polka dots and added a fine irridescent glitter to them.  Once they dried, I added the VERVE sentiment from the Beautiful You set.  It was die cut using one of Verve's awesome A Cut Above dies. I'm not sure if it was legal to add ribbon, but I attached a light pink polka dot bow as a final touch.

the inside

Here is the exciting part of this . . . the winner of the challenge will get to be a Guest Diva in an upcoming release of VERVE Stamps and will receive all of the stamps/dies for that release for freeHow's THAT for exciting?!!  Please wish me luck.  :)

Today I had a FUN day stamping with my neighbor and special friend Vicki.  We made some CUTE cards, if I do say so myself!  I'll be sharing those with you tomorrow.  Right now, I need to get this posted to meet the deadline and then get my buns to bed.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you've been leaving for me lately!  It really makes my day to hear that others enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy creating them! ♥ 

Hugs & Blessings!

Quote for Today ~
 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neibuhr


Marisa said...

I had never done a recipe card before and it was a lot of fun, but I had to keep checking myself as I wanted to add things that were not on my recipe LOL! You've done a great job. Lovely colours and use of the tall card shape.

CreativeMish said...

Wow Pam! This is really pretty. I just bought that paper a few weeks ago. Love it!

Gail S. said...

Good luck, Pam!! Beautiful card - I hope they pick you!!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card and good luck! I love this type of challenge!