Hello there!  It’s sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches and Bev, our January hostess, has come up with a nice one for us this week.

I tossed a few ideas around in my head but none of them were really appealing to me.  I decided to check out the card needs at Send a Smile 4 Kids and noticed that the shipper I frequently send to is still in need of Valentines.  So I looked through my Valentine stamps and thought I could make this cute cupid work with the sketch, with a few changes.  I’ve substituted a heart for the circle, and basically used the mirror image of the sketch so that the one arrow takes the place of the small rectangular element.

I started out by cutting a heart from an index card and using the card as a mask on my white cardstock panel.  I stamped the cupid into the center of the heart, covered it with a mask, and then blended pink ink into the heart shape.  Then I removed both masks so I could color the cupid and stamp the flying arrow and the sentiment.  I added some clear Wink of Stella pen to the cupid’s wing and to the heart-shaped points of the arrows for a little touch of magic.  If you look closely, you should be able to see it in the photo.  After I mounted the main panel onto a pink cardstock base, my card was finished.


sketch 256

Since this clean and simple card fits into the “Love Notes” theme at The Paper Players, I’m entering it into that challenge.

What will you do with this sketch?  I hope you’ll try out something and share what you create with us!  If you need more inspiration, check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has made.  Then link your work to the CC&S blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, January 29.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Edited on January 28, 2018 to add:  Thank you to Claire at The Paper Players for selecting my card as “A Cut Above”!  It’s an honor!


Stamps: Love from Above (Mama Elephant)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pink Pirouette (SU)
Other: markers (Copic); mini ink blending tool (Tim Holtz); clear Wink of Stella pen (Zig)

10 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #256”

  1. So cute, Patricia! Love the way you created a stencil from an index card!! That little cupid is adorable!! Hugs, Cathy

  2. Oh this is so adorable! I love the sponged heart and how it fades to the middle!

  3. Love that cute little cupid, Patricia! Adorable card.

  4. FAB! The cupid works so well with the sketch, beautiful inking too. CAS perfection. Hugs Bev x

  5. So so cute!!!! This is the sweetest valentine.

  6. This is so sweet..such a cute cupid!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  7. This is so cute and well done. You can see that you put some thought into this. I love it!

  8. Clever take on your sketch Patricia and your adorable cupid and heart are perfect for my CAS love note theme! Thanks for joining my challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  9. I love your sweet cupid and heart! A perfect CAS card! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  10. Oh this is so cute and I love that stencilled heart it is really pretty and perfect for that sweet cupid!

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