Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cupid by Gabrielle


The new set of Tim Holtz Valentine Blueprints stamps made me curious as to how the cupid would match with the Love Struck Movers and Shapers dies he released last year. This simple card is the result of that curiosity!

I stamped Cupid in Jet Black Archival Ink onto a piece of square white card and distressed the edges with a paper distresser. I then added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the edges, and quite far into the image. I then clapped a little water over the top (as I did here) to age the colour and give it a little interest. I die cut the cupid from kraft card and then added more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the edges before adhering him to the card. The image doesn’t quite match up so placing it doesn’t matter too much! I then sprayed a fine mist of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists in the air and, well, wafted the card through it so it picked up a shimmer without being too concentrated!

As finishing touches I added a Blossom Bucket heart and some more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the edges of the backing card.


  1. What a great card and fantastic use of the stamps and dies, really love this card

  2. Yum... delicious ink blending, and great combining of stamp and die!
    Alison x

  3. Your sneak peak tempted me over - love this, Gabrielle!! So clever. and your favourite colour too....

  4. This is great! I like that the die doesn't fit the stamp perfectly.