Shaped Card – The Open Sea

The Open Sea shaped hybrid cardThe current MDS Monday challenge is to create a shaped hybrid card. I needed a couple of graduation cards and decided this challenge was the perfect time to get these cards made. I chose to use The Open Sea stamp brush set (124112) for this project. I opened an 8 1/2″ x 11″ portrait blank scrapbook page and added this image to the work space. I then set the dimensions to 5 1/2″ wide and colored the image. I added Very Vanilla cardstock to the background although I really didn’t need to since I was going to print it out on Very Vanilla card stock.

Since I wanted two cards, I copied and pasted the image on the same page. I printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock. This gave me my card front. For the card base, I folded an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of Very Vanilla card stock in half and oriented it landscape way. I held up this folded piece of card stock and the card front to a window so I could position the fold just at the top of the sails and taped the two together. I then cut the image out through both the card front and the card base. All that was left to do is glue the two together.

I created the greeting on the computer and printed it out on vellum paper. I adhered it to the card with tape designed for adhering vellum. Sorry but all the information on the roll of take is that it is scrapbook tape. I have had it a looong time and forget where I got it.

I really love the way this card turned out. I challenge you to make a hybrid shaped card using MDS for your image. If you do, send me a photo of it and I’ll share it here. You could say that you had been published. :o)

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Stamp brush set – The Open Sea (124112)
Paper – Very Vanilla card stock and Vellum paper (retired)

5 thoughts on “Shaped Card – The Open Sea

  1. beth rush

    Fun card, this turned out great! I don’t think I would have thought to make the boat into a shaped card since it is so detailed but it really turned out nice! Love the sentiment you added. thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday!

  2. Suzanne Johnson

    This is so impressive! I’ve been racking my brain (and my stampbrushes) trying to come up with a shape for this challenge…I never would have thought of using this ship! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining the challenge!

  3. Heidi Baks

    I hadn’t thought of a ship for a shaped card… what a beautiful idea! Great details with the sentiment on vellum. I am so glad you shared with us on MDS Monday!


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