Friday, November 12

Day 12 - Shaped Cards

Digital stamps are particularly good for creating shaped cards since they can be enlarged, stretched and skewed, and if you're in a bit of a hurry, you can even print the coloured version to save some time. I printed one of the gingerbread men from the Sugar & Spice set at a little over 5" tall to create my Christmas card, and I've included some step-by-step photos at the bottom of the post for those who are interested.


YOUR TURN: Create a shaped card.
Click the link below to add your project to the challenge:

Stamps:
 

Enlarge, print and colour the image.

Fussy cut right up to the printed line.

Place the image on a card blank with a portion overhanging the spine of the card. It can be top or side opening depending on the design. As you can see from the image below, it can be on an angle if you prefer.

Use a pencil to trace around the fussy cut image.

Cut the out the shape keeping the scissors just inside the traced line for a neater look. Make sure you don't cut through the spine of your card.

Glue the image to your card front and add additional decorations and mediums as desired.

23 comments:

Sarah said...

This is amazing. I am not sure I can do something like this but I am getting ready to give it a try. I have done it before with regular die cuts but not tracing and cutting. Ok, here goes nothing.....

Colinda said...

That's a fantastic idea, always love this little cutie! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Very clever card! I love your pretty coloring!

Gail said...

How super fabulous is this shaped card - the gingerbread looks good enough to eat - very clever - TFS- Will be making a shaped card soon.

Suzanne H said...

Isn't he adorable as a stand alone card. This set is one of my favorites.

Aunty Sue said...

Just love this set and I really need to try this have made some inthe past using the same method but this little guy works so well he is so adoreable i could just eat him up

Margreet said...

Love, love, love this. Great idea and as I own this digi I can give it a try, although I doubt I can colour as good as you did!
xxx Margreet

Conny said...

Hi Beccy
Oh, this gingerbread man cute! I believe he's thinking about all his cute little gingerbread children, and with his big brown eyes his begging you: Please don't eat them! - or at least wait until they have had their presents!

Gina said...

What an amazingly FUN card ! How inspirational, Beccy ! Creative regards, Gina

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute, Beccy! I think I've only ever made a shaped card once, and it was a large coffee cup so it was easy to cut with the straight lines. Yours if fabulous! I do enjoy fussy-cutting, but I have to say that you've taken it to a new level here!

Teresa said...

This is just cuteness overload! What a neat idea!

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE!

LOVE your sweet gingerbread man, such a cheery and creative card, a wonderful combination of digital stamp and fussy cutting for a shaped card filled with WOW!

... the more I see Sugar & Spice in action, the more I think it needs to move from my wishlist to my cart :)

Donna said...

He looks good enough to eat! Another fun card. I'd love to make gingerbread men with the twins. They would have a blast decorating them!

terrie said...

Fantastic shape card and such a great image to make it into the shape card...well done Beccy

Mandy said...

Love your little gingerbread man with his arms laden with festive goodies. This image works really well as a shaped card

Suzana said...

As I told you, I did not know that this is a documented method. I learn all the time at this challenge. I have to think about!
Thank you Beccy!
All the best!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a cute card and I love the idea of a image being made into a shaped card. Having it already colored is a plus too!

crafty said...

I have never thought of making shaped cards out of characters, but it is a wonderful idea and so unique.

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular cutting, Beccy! I can hardly believe that it's fussy cut. When I first looked at your image shaped card, I thought you had done it with an electronic cutting machine. I'm totally blown away by this! I'm actually going to try this, but I don't promise my attempt will be the card I post for this challenge. :-D

Blankina said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Blankina

Mel C said...

Adorable shaped card Beccy and looks so yummy!

Colinda said...

Gave it a try and feel some more shaped cards coming up, but don't let my fingers know,they didn't like the fussy cutting, hihihi!

Donna said...

Just tried this and couldn't believe how easy your method was! So easy to make a shaped card. Why I have shied away from shape cards all these years is beyond me. Thanks so much!