Thursday, December 16, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #38

     This week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is New Beginnings.  We're about to start a new year with new beginnings for what's ahead in 2011.  When I saw this stamp, "Nativity Scene", in the Digi Doodle Store I thought it fit right into our theme as one of the most blessed new beginnings ever, the birth of my Lord and Savior.
     A while back I created a mini album with papers from the Graphic 45 Christmas Past collection.  It's a beautiful collection, but among all the traditional Christmas colors were a couple of sheets of blue and purple that my color coordinating OCD self just wouldn't allow me to include in the album.  However, they worked perfectly for this card.  There's layering and stacking, one of my handmade flowers that I colored to match with distress inks, and even a doily I created using a Martha Stewart corner punch, an embossing folder and a piece of regular copy paper.  More Copic practice (something I think I'm going to need hours at) and some chalking on the image.
     We'd love to see your take on our theme of New Beginnings and don't forget that ALL the Christmas stamps are on sale for 50% off at the Digi Doodle Store!
Happy Thursday!


Papers:  Graphic 45 Christmas Past, Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific cardstock and copy paper
Stamps:  Digi Doodle Shop's "Nativity Scene"
Inks+:  Copics B21, B24, C0, C2, C8, E00, E11, E13, E21, E31, E35, E39E41, E43, E51, E57 ; Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Diamond Stickles
Tools:  Martha Stewart Layered Arches corner punch, Branch punch, and Floral Vine deep edge punch; EK Success Retro Flower punches; Nestabilities Labels One(S4-161); Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder
Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio adhesive gemstones, Martha Stewart Seam Binding


NickelNook said...

I love it Tracy! The birth of our Saviour is what it's all about! This image is the perfect reminder of that! How beautiful! Your doily is GORGEOUS!! The colors are great too! Thanks very much for sharing this one!...Nancy :o)

Dana said...

Tracy this is so elegant and so perfect for our theme this week!! What more perfect New Beginning???!!!
Impressive lady!!

Linda Robinson said...

This is such a beautiful card. So elegant!
Hope you have a happy day my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Karen said...

Really lovely Tracy. I love the soft colours of the image against the bolder BP colours.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Love the card design and the image is perfect for this challenge
Merry Christmas

Diane said...

Such a beautiful card, Tracy and what a perfect image for the challenge! Really well done with the doily made with a corner punch - I haven't had the same success with this technique!
Diane x

Ira said...

It truly is an elegant card Tracy and the background paper fits your image perfectly! Hugs, Ira

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, great image choice,
Ruth x

Jóna said...

Lovely card and I love the color you use in the card.
Hugs, Jóna

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic card Tracy. Your colouring is super, love the colours and layout.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card Tracy, don't you just love that MS edge punch, it is so pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful Christmas card! Lovely background paper and image!