Cupid is Stupid

Hello my crafty friend, it's Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again. As we wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I'm busy making valentines. Or in this case, more sassy galentines! This card is easy to recreate and has no coloring at all, so it's also very quick. The spinner element and heart shape, make this card extra fun!

To make this card, I die cut a large heart three times, twice from white cardstock, and once from a gold foiled piece. I scored a line ¾" from the top of one white heart to make the back panel. I die cut a circle from the center of the other two hearts. Using Scor-Tape, I sandwiched in a line of clear thread, before sealing the two hearts together to form the front card panel. Then, I glued the back panel to the front, above the score line. This gave me a heart shaped card with a hole in the front.

I cut an arrow out of gold glitter cardstock using a preset image in my ScanNCut, then cut it in half and glued it to the card front, trimming the edges to mimic the hole in the center. I made sure to position the bottom of the arrow near the bottom of the card, so it would balance when the card is open.

My sentiment and images are all from the new Sassy Sentiments Anti-Valentine set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white powder and die cut it with a fishtail banner. I used the large heart die again to cut the left edge of the banner. For the spinner element, I stamped and embossed two cupids with a double layer of gold powder. Then, I lined up the cross out image and embossed it over the top with a double layer of red powder. I used a powder tool in between coats and had to use a Versamarker pen and more red powder to fill in gaps where the second image overlapped the gold powder. I die cut the images with a circle die and glued them together around the thread. A few red sequins finished off the card nicely.

This card is fun to play with when you wind it up and let it go. Plus, the sentiment is hilarious! I keep pulling this stamp set out; I think it's going to get a permanent spot on my desk! If you'd like to see a few more cards using this set, you might like this article. For more inspiration and links to the specific products I used, check out the sister post on my blog today.

Thanks for stopping by; I'll be back soon with another fun card to share!

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this on the fan page this morning...what a fun and creative way to spread the love! or non love... Beautiful card.