Olympic Rings Stampin' Up! Style

A really quick Flashback Friday Olympic Stampin’ Up! style card! This is one that I made in 2010 (??!!) and redid in July 2012 when one of my friends participated in the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. I love watching the Olympics – always inspiring. It will make mornings more exciting for sure – due to the time change, when I wake up, I can turn on the TV and see live coverage!

I typically use circle punches to make the rings – because it’s quick and easy. Punch the centre of the circle first, and then centre and punch the outer circle. I’ve used 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches to do this. You could also easily use the Layering Circle Framelits and your Big Shot. I would highly recommend the Magnetic Platform as well, since it will hold those metal framelits in the right spot! You’ll want to snip each circle once and then play with them to get the correct order and layering. Recommended colours for this year’s games: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy.

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging (or trying to blog) for as long as I have – but this Flashback Friday is proof! Perhaps if I get the chance, I will re-do this card while I’m watching some of the Olympic events (not the really fast moving ones though, and not hockey, because if Canada is playing I’ll be busy yelling at the TV screen….yes, I’m one of those types LOL). If I do get the chance, I will share it, and will also make sure that the green ring is in better alignment than it is in this old sample. Now that I’ve drawn your attention to that, it’s all you can see, isn’t it….. but it doesn’t have to be a perfect project to be perfect for the occasion.

I am holding another Monthly Card Class THIS Wednesday (yes, I realize it’s Valentine’s Day, still time to make a heart themed card though, technically?!) – since I postponed this week’s class due to the snow storm we had. It actually wasn’t too bad out by 1pm, but not all the roads were cleared, and there was no street parking allowed due to the ploughing schedule. SO. If the weather cooperates, fingers crossed, let me know if you’d like to take advantage of a late month card class!


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