Friday, June 20, 2008 first card uploaded!!!

My dear friend recently celebrated her birthday, (Hi Paula!), and this is the card that I made for her. Well, this is really a copy of the card that I made for her! I gave her the card I had made without taking a photo of it so I whipped up this one to post to my blog. My intention was to start the blog with some of the very first cards that I ever made but somehow I have ended up posting this card first because it was photographed and ready to go. (I will post the others in the coming days).

Please forgive me if I jump back and forth a bit with the order of the cards that get posted but once some initial cards are up on the blog I am sure that I will settle into a nice rhythm.

To create the card I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped petals from Pick a Petal in chocolate chip and pretty in pink ink to make the flower look like a "Gerbra". The centre of the flower is the spotted petal from Pick a Petal stamped onto Whisper White C/S in close to cocoa, then I stamped the "3 ring" circle stamp from the same set in chocolate chip and stamped that onto the spotted petal. Then I cut it out and glued it into the centre of the flower. I then put Crystal Effects onto the centre piece and sprinkled it with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to give it a bit of *bling*. The edges of the Whisper White C/S are sponged with cocoa and the word "Celebrate" is from Wonderful Words and is stamped in chocolate chip. Add pink brads to the top left and right corners and a bit of chocolate chip grossgrain ribbon...and you are done!

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Wonderful Words.
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip.
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
Accessories: Chrystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Soft Subtles Brads, C/Chip Grossgrain ribbon.
Tools: Mat Pack (to pierce holes for brads).


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Hi Danneil

Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE both of your 'Pick a Petal' cards. Both colour combos look great. I think I'll have to give the Barely Banana one a go myself.
I've been stalking Sarah's Blog for a while now so thought I'd pop on and say HI!!!


Danneil Linardi said...

Hi Sarah-Jane, Thanks for the feedback on my cards and thanks for dropping in to say Hi. I was just looking at the card you did for Kristina's colour challenge...very nice!

Diane Barnes said...

Hi Danneil
Love these 'pick a petal' simple, but very striking - my favourite style! I really like lots of your other cards too.
Hope you have fun blogging & best of luck with your stamping & SU journey. Best wishes, Di :)

Paula said...

Wow I feel quite a celebrity being mentioned on a blog. I just love this card which is still up in my kitchen, thanks Danneil for not mentioning any age!! I don't know where you are going to find the time but I know you will, the blog looks great well done matey.