Monday, May 12, 2014

MDSM66 MDS Hybrid Shaped Card ~ Perfect Blend

This week is my turn to host the MDS Monday challenge.  My current hybrid card obsession is shaped cards.  There are lots of MDS shapes that can be used as a card base - a canning jar, an owl, a lava lamp, an oval, a hexagon, a pumpkin, a cupcake.  You get the idea.  If you need to brainstorm, start with punch shapes.  You can use stamp images as well.  Even custom punches would work.

Think you need an e-cutter to make a shaped card?  Nope!  Although feel free to use one.
  • Design and size your card base in My Digital Studio and print out on card stock.  With this method, make sure to create a mirror image of the card front for the back of the card base, and pay attention where your score line will land.  Then hand-cut your card base.
  • Keep in mind to preserve as much of the score line on your card base so your card is robust and doesn't fall apart.  
  • My favorite method, to avoid printing on card stock, is to design and size in MDS and print on copy paper.  Print only one of the shaped images, then after scoring the card base, temporarily adhere the copy paper to the card stock and trim the card stock and copy paper simultaneously.  Move the copy paper around before cutting to maximize the retained score line.
  • Repeat the process to embellish the card.  Design and print in MDS, followed by hand-cutting, or print or use the copy paper method for adding traditional Designer Series Paper.
Shaped cards are super fun, so I hope you give this a try!

Here's a video of how to create a shaped card from My Digital Studio, as it was happening.  :)

And in case you are interested, here's an example of how to make a shaped card using Silhouette Studio.

Stamps: Perfect Blend MDS download, Non-SU Starbucks stamp; Paper: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Epic Day DSP; Ink: Gumball Green; Accessories: Linen thread, Dimensionals.

1 comment:

Tara Bourgoin said...

So cool! great shape for a card.