Shaped Card: A Bat

Hello my crafty friends! For today’s post I wanted to share with you a shaped card I made for an order I just received. I’ve never really don’t a shaped card and as for a bat, I’ve never made a bat card. It took a few tries to get the card right but eventually I came up with something that I was really happy with, I hope you’ll like it too. Let me show you how I did it!

I don’t own a bat die so I had to get creative. I have a Silhouette Cameo so I went to the store and found a bat outline, bought it with a commercial license, and downloaded it. I had to resize it. I then made three more copies of the bat I had resized and arranged them so they would fit onto a piece of 12×12 cardstock. I cut the bat four times from black cardstock and then once from purple cardstock from Michaels. I also tried sizing one down and cutting it from white cardstock but I decided not to use it after getting permission to keep the card inside black. I then cut six 1/4″x2″ strips. I then layered three pieces pieces together with my 1/8″ Scor Tape.

I then score each piece at 1″. I glued each tab to one side of the bat, then once that was dry I glued the second black bat over it. Next, I repeat it with the other two black bats. I did this to hinge the card so it would open. I did try scoring it but with the layers it was too thick.

I then glued the purple bat to the front of the front black bat. I took my Simon Says Stamp ‘Birthday Messages’ stamp set and stamped “Birthday Wishes” with Versamark. I then sprinkled Ranger Ultra Fine White embossing powder and heat set it with my Wagner heat gun.

I took another sentiment from the ‘Birthday Messages’ stamp set and stamped it in Versamark and then coated it with the Ranger embossing powder. I wanted to add a bit of glamour, so I took my Platinum Mix jewels from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and added a few to the front of the card. I attached them to the card using my favorite Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Here is the final card, I’m really happy with the final product. I made an envelope out of purple cardstock using my We R Memory Keepers punch board. It is my favorite (and I guess only) way to make envelopes.

What did you think of this card? I hope you liked it! If you liked today’s post and want to see more, be sure to subscribe to this blog before clicking out. If you want to see what I create and don’t share here, be sure to check out my Instagram which is linked down below. Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me! I hope to see you back soon but, until then, keep creating!


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