I am so into making shaped cards at the moment, luckily both Kate and Jacque released digital element kits today at the Lilypad that were just calling out to be turned into shaped cards :)
(credits in my gallery at The Lilypad)
For all of these cards I resized the images so the finished cards would fit into a 15 x 15 cm square envelope and then printed two copies of the element using smooth card and textured card. I used the image printed onto the smooth card as the base of the card and cut sections from the textured cardstock then glued them onto the base image to add extra dimension. When it was all finished and looking pretty I adhered it all to the card blank and cut around the edge with my craft knife to make the shaped card.