My oldest daughter is turning 16 in a week or so and a few wonderful family members are giving her a 16th birthday present to remember. She is getting to go from Washington state (yuck rain cold summer) and fly to a resort in Texas for 10 days with her Aunt and Uncle! She is truly blessed with some wonderful extended family that planned the entire trip out, they are doing this huge thing for her because they love her. And think she deserves something special. She is away for the month right now, but will be back soon and asked if I could get started making thank you cards for the family members who have paid for the flight, and who are giving her spending money so she can have the time of her life. Of course I told her I would get right on it, and reached for my stamps! I always go to them first for inspiration, the set I used is called Splash-tastic Summer by Kristal over at Getting Cricky I thought a nice guy card would do great for her "Pop". So I headed to Stampadoodle, my local scrap store. And played on the Accu cutting machine, most scrap stores have these for customer use, I wanted to make a shaped card, and I thought I would tell you or show you how I did it, so even if you don't have an electronic cutter yourself, you can make card like this too.
First, I picked out the die and the paper, folded the paper in half so when it cut I would get 2 images, the trick is to leave a little space on the side with no paper, this will act as the fold of your card. Then I laid it on the tray and cut it.
Then you take the light colored sail and cut it in half, decide what side your card is open on, you will need to add the sail to the side that has the fold, to make sure it is covered and you cant tell. Also at this point cut the top flag off.
then cut out some clouds.....
Ink your boat up and add the blue sail, the black hull, and the cloud. Stamp the cloud with your saying, and glue it to the back.
There you have it! A shape card with out an electric die cutter, and that stands up!! I love a shape card that stands. I think they are so cute! Hope you enjoy my photo tutorial, I know it was long, sorry for that. Have a super crafty week!!