I learned some tips on making shape cards from Donna, this month's guest designer at Everyday Cricut. She made a simple shape card using Hello Kitty. You can find her card (with instructions) here. I was so inspired to create a shape card myself and am pleased with how quick and easy it is. I used Design Studio to weld image shadows together to create the card base.
My first card is the cute little elephant from Zooballoo. I didn't plan for the flower to be right above her trunk, but think it turned out just perfectly there! I added some glitter to the ears and trunk, and popped the trunk just a bit. I added some eyes and a ribbon and cut a shape for the inside (on which to write), and voilà!
For my next card, I chose to use the little plane from New Arrival. I cut the wings, tail, and propeller with different paper, and did some faux stitching with a white Gelly Roll pen. I've never tried any faux stitching before, and think that this ink is perhaps not the best choice. I'll have to do some research! I popped the tail and bottom wing a bit, and added buttons where the windows should be. (I had hidden those contours prior to cutting.) I also cut an additional shape for the inside of the card.