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Card for the Olympics and PPA Sketch Challenge


As the Olympic Games begin on Friday, I wanted to create a card to recognize the event using all Stampin’ Up! products and also to submit for the PPA Sketch Challenge (PPA139).

I feel that “Life is a matter of moments” would be an appropriate sentiment because I expect the 16-day event to be filled with special moments, especially with the athletes breaking world records in the games and winning medals. It could also be special moments in lives to be the spectators in the games.

  • 1” and 1-3/8” punches were used to pop out the five rings from the Marina Mist, Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green cardstocks. Remember in order to punch out a ring, always start with the smaller punch followed by the bigger one. A cut on the Daffodil Delight ring and a cut on the Gumball Green linked all the rings up.
  • The Gumball Green cardstock in the background was partially dry embossed using the Stripes folder, where the embossed and non-embossed sections were separated using a strand of Gumball Green Stitched 3/8” Satin Ribbon.

  • Both the Olympic rings and the sentiment were popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style (Wood-Mount 118611, Clear-Mount 120045)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Marina Mist (119682), Basic Black (121045), Real Red (102482), Daffodil Delight (119683), Gumball Green (126840)
Ink:  Gumball Green (126861)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stripes Folder (123128), 1” Circle Punch (119868), 1-3/8” Circle Punch (119860), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)
The Perfect Touch:  Gumball Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Author: Karen Ngan

To share my love of papercrafting along with my mom's passion for making sock animals.

2 thoughts on “Card for the Olympics and PPA Sketch Challenge

  1. I am humming the Olympic theme as I write! Perfect card!

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