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The Olympics Are Coming!

I don't know about you, but when the Olympics are on, I'm pretty much glued to the TV. Perhaps a little more in the winter than in the summer, but I do enjoy watching the events. This week over at The Friday Mashup!, they've got an Olympic-inspired sketch. Here are the details:

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :

  1. Make a project with "The Olympic Colour Combination of Marina Mist, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Real Red."
  2. Or Make a Project using "Multiple Circles."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Olympic Color Combo and Multiple Circles."

I usually tend to "Mash it Up" because I find it more challenging that way. This week was no exception! Here's what I came up with:

Stamps: Papaya Collage
Ink: StazOn Black, Marina Mist, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Embellies: Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

I just love Papaya Collage! It's such a versatile set - a flower, leaves, a bird, frames, a party hat and a butterfly. You wouldn't think they all go together, but they work! I choose this set because I just adore the rosette and knew it would work well in a punched out circle.

I first stamped the frame in black (isn't it gorgeous?!) and then I masked it so that I could stamp the leaves without stamping over the frame. I stamped and punched the rosettes and popped them up with Dimensionals. I also embossed a frame around the entire card using the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and added some jewels around the inner frame for a little bling.

I like to pretty-up the inside of my cards to coordinate with the outside, so I stamped some leaves and then fussy-cut 2 rosettes. I popped the Real Red one with Dimensionals to give it all a bit of depth.

What do you think?

Until next time, stay crafty!


  1. Great blog! I love this card! You may have just sold me on this stamp set!! I will be following you!

  2. Lovely card, Steph!! Who'd of thought that colour combo would work on a vintage-style card? But you've pulled it off, as usual!

  3. Great take on the challenge!!! I am your newest follower from SC.

  4. Great blog and cards!! I just became your newest follower. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me your link.

  5. This is beautiful Steph! That stamp set is gorgeous and the way you've used the elements is so creative. Love the roses in the different colours! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  6. Love what you've done with this set. You're cards are wonderful. I am now following you too :)

  7. Great card Steph! Thanks for following me, I'm your latest follower from SC.

  8. Absolutely stunning! You've taken the challenge to a whole new level! Love how you have used the colours and circles. Glad to see you at The Friday Mashup this week!

  9. Fantastic card! Great job using the colors, and those roses look great in the circles. thanks for sharing with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  10. What a nice and cute card! I really like it very much! Thanks for mash it up for the Friday Mashup! Liebe Grüße Ulrike from germany(guest designer)

  11. This is so pretty.. I really like the flowers and the use of them in circles in the center. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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