Friday, 21 February 2014

Inspired By... the Olympic Rings!

While I haven't been following the Olympics too closely this time around, I've been keeping up with the medal counts and cheering Canada on! (and having a Dutch heritage, the Netherlands too!) Just recently we celebrated two gold - one for women's curling and the other for women's hockey against USA!! And now we are 2nd in medal standing overall! So proud to be Canadian! 

For our inspirational challenge, Karly chose the perfect photo for this week! 

IB #36

I was inspired to use the colours in this photo to make a kid's birthday card. I am playing along with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and an "Anything Goes" challenge with Seize the Birthday:


Here's how it turned out:

Lego pieces! I sponged the edges of each cardstock piece as well as the circles. The circles are popped up to give the card some dimension. While this was quite simple to figure out, it was time consuming to put it all together! I simply added the birthday sentiment "wish big" to complete the card.

This card was CASE'd from Ladybug Designs

Thanks again for stopping by! 

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Tools: 1/2" Circle punch


  1. What a fun card...and maybe a little box of "legos" to go with this card! How clever of you! I love it! Thank you for playing along with Sieze the Birthday!

  2. It may have been a lot of work to put together, but the end result is pretty fantastic! I love the bold colors too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Wonderfully creative! It truly looks like Legos!

  4. LOVE this card - hooray for out-of-the-box thinkers!

  5. Lego cards are cool but I've never had the patience to make them! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  6. So fun..I just got into my 23 year old son's trunk to get his snow boots for him and found a new box of leggos...I guess he was thinking of playing with them in between his law school classes? Just had to smile...just like I did with your bright and cheery card!

  7. What a super cute card! So bold and clever. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday! Hope you were happy with Canada's medal count - I know I was!