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Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter Olympics hand-stamped card

This Winter Olympics has been plagued with many a political and terrorist issue... and as I sit in my cozy home in Southern California, I am relieved to be missing the drama!!  In honor of our great nation, the athletes who have worked so hard (most, all of their lives) and who will represent the hopes and dreams of future athletes... I created this celebratory Olympics 2014 hand-stamped, die-cut, embossed fire-worked card!!  Join me in celebrating the fun of the Olympics and Cheer On our hopefuls! 
Create this card with:
Whisper White card stock (#100730)
Basic Black card stock (#121045)
Real Red card stock (#102482)
Pacific Point card stock (#111350)
Daffodil Delight card stock (#119683)
Old Olive card stock (#100702)
Regarding Dahlias stamp set (#130327)
Versa Mark pad (#102283)
Embossing Buddy (#103083)
Iridescent Ice embossing powder (#101930)
Heat Tool (#129053)
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies (#127553)
Circles Collection Framelits (#130911)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Preparing the surface of any project for premium Embossing is key with the Embossing Buddy!  Simply rubbing the surface of this Whisper White card stock base will help with a clean image and surface.  Stamp the Regarding Dahlias flower in Versa Mark ink and cover the image with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Heat Set with the Heat Tool for a sparkling 'firework' look to the base of this card.  (I'm sure the opening show to the Olympics will have more than a few fireworks!!)
The Sparkle will be a pretty reflective base on this Olympics 2014 card.
Create the Olympic rings in the Pacific Point, Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive card stocks.  Using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform to hold the Circles Collection Framelits in place and pop out the circles perfectly!
Cutting the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive card stock to link the top circles.  Hide the cuts behind the circles for this linked circle logo look.  Raised above the 'firework base' with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for a multilayered card!
 
Using the Typset Alphabet Bigz Dies to create this 2014 logo in Basic Black card stock.
Glad to be in my warm climate, safe home with a great view of every sport (instead of across the world in Russia, lol).  We will be tuned in to see our amazing athletes represent our great nation!!

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I'm always partial to snowboarding, ski jumps, ice skating and luge sports.  Watching the Olympics is a great way to show my kids that hard work does pay, dreams can come true!!  So create some memories this year with a hand-stamped, die-cut, embossed firework Olympic 2014 card.  Leave me a comment and let me know what sport YOU like to watch (and cheer on).  Let's hold our breaths and cheer on those athletes who will be giving their all!!
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