Friday, June 25, 2021

Sorry. Can't. Olympics.

It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list.

Since the Inspiration List is a mix of elements related to the festivity, the creator has the choice to make something for that festivity, or to ignore the festivity all together and create something just using three (or more) elements selected.

Today's festivities are in celebration of the Summer Olympics, which take place from Friday, Jul 23rd to August 8th in Tokyo. The challenge runs from  June 24 - July 5.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the celebration theme. In my house, Track & Field events are the priority. My husband and one of my sons have been watching the trials closely. Interruptions are not welcome during these events! 

 To create my Olympics-themed themed card, I knew I wanted to use the iconic colored rings. I made them with Stampin' Up circle punches and Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, adding a gold layer to fancy them up a bit. I had so much trouble getting them connected and placed properly, which seems ridiculous, but it took me forever and two photo sessions to get them right! 

Once I finished with the design, I found it very hard to come up with a good sentiment. I went through my insanely overflowing stash and saw nothing that fit the theme. I thought, "let the games begin" but then I  found this tee shirt on ETSY, and BINGO! It had the perfect sentiment for my card on It. I am really stretching my interpretation of the "encouragement" item on the inspo list. This one is for all of those  people who hole in when it is time for the Olympics, and do not wish to be disturbed or bothered with anything else when they are on TV. So this is an "encouragement" to leave Olympic lovers alone when the Olympics are on. 😂😂😂

HERE is the link to Funny Tee Shirts on ETSY where I found the sentiment that I printed from my computer and die cut with a sentiment strip die from Pink & Main.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge  theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the Inspo List for your creation! 

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.


Beth McCullough said...

Love this card Stephanie! How did you get the rings together so perfectly? The sentiment applies to me especially when gymnastics is on! :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Fantastic card Stephanie, never would know those rings gave you any trouble, they look perfect!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful card this turned out to be and I love the sentiment and the story behind it. The Euros are on at the moment across the pond (it's a soccer tournament, or football as we all call it!) and now Wimbledon has started too! It is pointless asking anyone to do anything around here! Vicky x