Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shape Cards with Cricut

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 voil√†!

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.


DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Kate these are absolutely FABULOUS! I'm so happy you were inspired to do some shape cards of your own. I love them both and so will the recipients! Thanks for your kind words! xxD

PenLight said...

Well done. Aren't shaped cards fun. I especially love that plane. What great work!!