Olympic Rings 2012 – Stampin’ Up! style

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I did a previous post a couple of years ago in honour of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, and I thought I'd do another version in honour of the London Summer Olympics, which open today – woohoo!  I can't decide which event I'm most excited to watch, but I know that since I've started running, I have a totally new appreciation and insight into the running events. This year, I'll be very busy watching the opening ceremonies as well, as a friend of mine will be participating as a performer!  I will be trying to pick her out in the crowd on the field…thank goodness for DVRs!  I made this card to send to her in honour of her performance, which I'm sure will be wonderful.

Olympic-rings-2012

The rings are all current Stampin' Up! colours – Pacific Point, Basic Black and Real Red on the top row, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green on the bottom row. I used the 1-1/4" circle punch first, then centred the hole in the 1-3/4" circle punch to create the ring.  I then cut slits in all the rings so I could interlock them like the official symbol. I realized afterwards that I could probably have gotten away with just slitting the yellow and green rings… but I need all the help I could get to get them positioned correctly!!  I have a background of Melon Mambo as the London Olympics are using a similar colour on the logo.

I will most likely have the games on the TV while we do our Christmas Stamp a Stack on Sunday, playing in the background in case people want to keep track of how things are going.  If you'd like to join us, please let me know ASAP!! We'll be starting at 1pm – cost includes all supplies and envelopes for 8 cards, 2 tags and will include a whole roll of stitched Real Red ribbon for you to use (and keep the remainder!). Don't forget these will be monthly events, so start building up your card stash now!