Thursday, November 22, 2012

Baby's First Christmas

     My first ever circle step card!  The cutting was a little confusing (the image was supposed to be on the other side.  LOL) but all in all I'm pretty happy with it.
     Last Sunday we had a baby dedication at our church for two of our newest little members.  Some of you might remember my tale of Boudreaux Goss, well rest assured that I don't believe the little sweetheart has been called that one time since he was born.  So far he's the total opposite in personality of the little biker babe I used on a card for him.  However, our preacher believes he has a certain twinkle in his eye that warns he is going to probably keep his daddy on his toes.  LOL  For his Christmas card I chose the "First Christmas" image found here in Mo's store.  He's colored with Copics and outlined in soft yellow chalk.  I'm not sure why the ornament looks so divided in color unless the Glossy Accents I used on it caused a problem when photographing.
     The card base was cut from a K and Company 12 x 12 paper pad.  I cut some strip of glitter paper with a scallop die, clipped them like I did on the pumpkin wall hanging I did a few weeks ago, and attached them to the lower part of the circle base after all the scoring and cutting.  That's another piece under the sentiment which was computer generated onto a K&C Christmas tag.  The hole was already in the tag.  I just popped in a red eyelet and some sparkly ribbon.
     For the flower I used a beautiful white poinsettia I found in Michael's $1 bin and surrounded it with punched holly leaves that I sprayed with a couple of Glimmer Mists.  I scored them for dimension and added the little holly berries covered with Glossy Accents to surround the flower and jazz up the sentiment.
     The bottom edge of the main card base was lined with silver gel pen and edged with pearls.
     Since you rarely ever see anything here buy square cards, you might already have a clue as to what our challenge theme is this week at Mo's Digital Pencil--"Anything but a square".  Grab one of your Mo images and pop it on something un-square and play along for a chance at $5.00 worth of goodies from Mo's store.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge--Christmas is coming
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge--traditional Christmas colors
Make It Monday--anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge--anything goes
Great Impressions--holidays
Stampin Sisters in Christ--for a child
The Crafty Pad--Christmas
PanPastelUK--red and green
CMC Copic--all about kids
Crafty Catz--let's have sparkle
Sweet n Sassy--shaped cards
Winter Wonderland--Oh baubles

     Happy Turkey Day from the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!


  • Paper:  K and Company, Colorbok Glitter paper, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "First Christmas"
  • Ink:  Copics, Sakura Silver gel pen
  • Tools:  Fiskars Circle Cutter, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles and Labels 22; Memory Box Scallop, Making Memories Eyelet Setter, Martha Stewart Holly punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Stardust Stickles, Celebrate It ribbon, Recollections pearls, Michael's flower, Olive Vine and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Glossy Accents, Inkadinkado Blending chalk


Caroline said...

This is stunning I love the shape and the image is coloured so beautifully. The layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

KimCreate said...

Aaaahhh, so cute! I never thought to use chalk around an image. I'll have to try it. I bet the glossy accents on the ornament looks great and all the glitter!

Anja said...

Awesome first try on this shape, Tracy! The colours are so vivid and make the card pop. Great job!

Hugs, Anja

Sue said...

Awww that image is just adorable. Your colouring is always so beautiful and the card shape is fabulous. I love the papers, flowers and leaves too.

hugs Sue

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

what a cute shape tracy! I love the layout and the beautiful colours together....such a perfect job as always :)

maxine said...

A beautiful card x

Mary J said...

He's just adorable, Tracy! Fab detail and love that shaped card!

heidy said...

Absolutly gorgeous Tracy!!
Great shape!!
XXX Heidy

Renee B. said...

This is beautiful Tracy...what an adorable image. Love the "shape" will have to find a tutorial for that one. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!
Hugs, Renee

Dawn said...

Cute card! Not tried the circle stepper yet! Who cares what side your image is on, it's fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this time!
Good Luck
Dawn x

Unknown said...

Most adorable Tracy! And I wanted to say exactly the same thing as Dawn, it's always nice to have a different touch ;-) Lovely image, beautifully coloured! Hugs, Ira

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is precious, Tracy! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge this week.

downrightcrafty said...

love the design and great bauble for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

rachel said...

aaaawwww! This really has the aaaawww factor! Love it! Thanks for joining in at the craftypad and good luck xx

Kim said...

wow, gorgeous card Tracy, love the stepper design and such a sweet image. hope you're having a wonderful break!
Kim x

Unknown said...

Wow what a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week :) x

Stephanie said...

Wowzers!! This is a beautiful card. I've been wanting to try one of these but haven't been brave enough yet. You did a fantastic job -- it's gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Louise said...

This is soooo cute Tracy! Love the festive feel and the beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges and best of luck. Louise xxx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so adorable!!! What a beautiful keepsake for baby's 1st Christmas ... beautiful shape and immaculately coloured

Marjorie said...

Wow! Tracy I just adore this card!! I love the shape and your embellishments are stunning...and that cute little image..beautiful!..
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at "Make it Monday"...

Tracey said...

Awesome job Tracy! I've never seen a circle step card before and I'm very impressed if this is your first attempt at one. Such a sweet little image too.

Linda said...

Wow this card is just stunning. I saw your card on the Make It Monday challenge love Linda

CASTOWNE said...

Of course you're happy with the way it came out, because it is gorgeous. I've done side-step cards, but never circles...looks rather complicated, but will try now that I've seen yours.
Between you and Mo, you have absolutely captured the look of joy on every baby's face when he/she reaches up to touch their first ornament. Enjoy the rest of your time off, and stay away from bears!

Unknown said...

Oh Tracy this is beautiful a lovely rocker card and so fabulously embellished I LOVE THIS well done Hugs Elaine

mags said...

A gorgeous shaped card. The image is so cute and love all the added detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the shape and the sweet image and that poinsettia is stunning. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! How absolutely amazing! I've never seen a half-circle step card before! You are sooooo creative, my friend! This is stunning!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Wow, Tracy, this is an amazing design. I've never seen this kind of step card before. Love it! Wonderful image. All of the elements complement it beautifully!

Meighan Wheller said...

Gorgeous card, a lovely first Christmas card. Beautiful rich colours and love the Circle Side step! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Regards Meighan

Pia S said...

This is sweet as can be, perfect for a baby's first Christmas! A very sweet image and a fabulous design, love the shape and your beautiful poinsettia! The ribbon and pearls are lovely decorative elements too. Glad I came over from MIM to have a closer look.

Debbie said...

Tracy, STUNNING as always...


Iulia said...

Well, your first ever circle step card turned out magnificently, Tracy! I don't remember having made one so far, love the shape, looks spectacular with this adorable baby up there! Fantastic colors and design of this one, Tracy!
Hugs, Iulia

Unknown said...

I am in love with your card.. So cute.


Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy! Love this odd shape and you made it special!

I've to try to make one of these circle step card!

Hugs, Franz.

Lisa Minckler said...

What the fancy fold!!! This is (I'm still shaking my head in amazement) ADORABLE!!! Nice work rocked it out. HA...rock, like rock a baby..LOL...funny pun...LOVE IT!!

Jenny said...

Eek!! This is stunning Tracy! That is one special little baby to get this amazing card - thanks so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Erin said...

I have never attempted a circle card, but I think I have to try it! Your card is beautiful and the new little one getting this card is a lucky little guy! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!