I love shaped cards, and while I usually reach for my Silhouette Cameo to help me create and generate my basic shape, I have also used punches and other objects like bowls and plates to trace and get me the results I need. Today I'm using a shell shaped cookie cutter that I found in one of Michaels' $1.50 bins. I think you could build a scene and alter it with some mixed media products as it's got this great color. But before I altered it I wanted to use it to trace and shape this card.
First here's a look at my finished card
I used the shimmery blues for my card base - and to get the softer blue layer, I just cut away aprox. 1/4" in from my trace line of the cookie cutter. In the base card I kept one side along the fold of my cardstock which is directly inline where my cute little mermaid is sitting.
See more details on my post over on The Rubber Cafe here!