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How to Create Shaped Cards

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

Tired of those standard rectangular cards? Learn how to create a shaped card! It's so easy!

Are you tired of standard rectangular cards? Learn how to create a shaped card! It's so easy!

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  • Penny Black Happy Days Clear Stamp set
  • Circle Stackables Dies
  • Scalloped Stackable Dies
  • Magenta Stickles
  • Pen Touch White Paint Marker Fine Point
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pack
  • Spectrum Noir Markers (FS2, FS3, BT4, BT2, BT3, OR1, OR2, OR3, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, CT1, CT2, BP2, PP3, BP5, PP1, PP2)
  • Spectrum Noir White Cardstock
  • Die Cutting Machine (Big Shot Plus used)
  • Score Board

Die cut two circles out of white cardstock. Then, die cut one scalloped circle out of patterned paper. Make sure the scalloped circle is larger than the white circle; this will frame it later.

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Stamp your image and sentiment onto one of the circles. Since I was using a clear stamp, I was able to curve the sentiment to align with the curve of the circle!

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Color in your image. I used the patterned paper I cut previously as a color palette reference. The markers don't match perfectly, but they are close! To keep it realistic, decide where your light source is coming from. Keep this in mind while coloring, so the placement of highlights and shadows are accurate.

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Using a white paint pen, add some highlights to the images.

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Grab the other circle that was die cut (the non-stamped one). Score a line about 1 inch to 1.5 inches from the right. This will be the back of the card.

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Now, add adhesive to the top part of the score. Make sure you choose strong adheisve, otherwise your card will fall apart! You can use liquid adhesive, but remember to give it time to dry.

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Adhere the scalloped circle to the circle die cut that we stamped and colored. Then, adhere that to the scored portion. See the images below for reference; they show the back/inside of the card. The score we created becomes the back "hinge" of the card!

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To complete the card, add some Magenta Stickles (glitter glue).

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You can really use any die cut or shape with this technique! And if you're looking for more ideas, check out our FREE Videos! Happy Crafting!