Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cupid


Cupid. A mischevious, winged child armed with a bow and arrows famous for piercing hearts and making his targets fall deeply in love... ~source
The Craft's Meow is gearing up towards the Valentine Holiday with a day full of lovely inspiration. If you are following the hop you should have arrived from Jessica's Blog, and if you've just begun, you can find the entire list of links at The Craft's Meow Blog.

The Craft's Meow has an amazing collection of Valentine's Day/Love Themed Stamp Sets, you can find them all here! I chose to work with the super sweet Valentine Wishes stamp set, because I needed some children friendly cards to send to a friend for her recent card drive.


I stamped the sweet Cupid image onto plain white cardstock and colored him in with markers. The wings have a touch of glitter added to them, and I scribbled a shadow around the image as well with a light gray marker. I stamped the sentiment and finished the card with a few layers of washi tape.

Today's Tip: Make an image pop off the card base by coloring the area around it with a light gray or brown marker.

There is a prize today too, for participating in the hop and leaving comments! Your choice of an in-stock stamp set! You have until 8:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, February 9th to leave comments.

The next stop is Lin!

57 comments:

  1. So cute Karen and I love your colouring :)

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  2. Haha, cute chubby Cupid! Great card Karen!

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  3. Love your tip about coloring the outside of a white image gray! I didn't pick up on that, but of course, it makes such a difference! That Target washi tape is so fun, especially for being from a non-paper craft manufacturer. Who knew?

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  4. Fantastic! Your colouring is perfect!

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  5. Very sweet - what a lovely image. Love the layered strips at he bottom.

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  6. Great tip for shading - Cute card!

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  7. Oh my goodness....This is absolutely adorable!

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  8. This is adorable. Love the idea of adding a bit of shading around the stamped image. It really makes a difference.

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  9. Oh this is too cute and I LOVE that stamp set.

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  10. This is THE sweetest little cupid! Darling card Karen, and colored to perfection as always ;)

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  11. Oh, Karen, how sweet!!! I love your style, dear girl! The washi tape is the perfect touch. Thank you so much!!!

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  12. OMGOSH, how cute!! I love the CAS layout!

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  13. Very cute--I like the grey shadow and the washi tape.

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  14. Such a darling card Karen! I love that washi tape with the rest of the coloring you have on this card! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  15. cute cute cute... i love it... and how you added the washi tape...perfect..

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  16. What a sweet card and I love all your Tips of the days. They really come in handy!!

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  17. What a sweet, simple card. I'd like to make one with those stamps--for my niece.

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  18. You picked a really cute stamp to use. I love the little, single hair on top. I also love your coloring skills.

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  19. Hi Karen,
    Such a cute character coloured to perfection :-)

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  20. Aw! How cute! I love the colors!

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  21. so adorable... just love it.
    thanks for the hop and the chance
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    morentin1326ATaolDOTcom

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  22. I really love this set. Your card is awesome!!!

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  23. such a cute card! great job TFS

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  24. Very sweet card...the image is adorable and love your use of washi tape.thanks for the colouring tip.

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  25. Thanks for the tips and a cute card.

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  26. Oh, my! This little Valentine is adorable. :D

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous Valentines card Karen :)

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  28. Very cute and fun little card!

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  29. Sweet card! Love the colors!
    DeniseB

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  30. Adorable card Karen! I love the colors!

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  31. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Absolutely adorable! Sweet and simple!

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  33. so sweet! That image is cute. Love the washi strips too! I need to remember to outline images, I keep forgetting!

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  34. What a sweet card. Cute as can be.

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  35. Thanks for the tip. Great card. TFS.

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  36. I love them both so much Karen and it's funny because tis afternoon as I was making a little something for D.H I thought about that, about feeling where you need to be...it's a good feeling. I have to try your tip (love them BTW) for some reason, when I do it it never comes out "right"?!

    Have a wonderful week-end~

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  37. Adorable! Love how you shaded around the image. Such a simple touch makes such a big impact. :)

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