Saturday, June 25, 2022

Add That Sense of Movement to Your Card Designs (3 Key Elements!)

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog. This time, I am sharing a card design with a subtle movement!

Generally, non-interactive cards are mostly flat with some dimensions. Sometimes, it's fun to add that sense of movement to your card design. The receiver would feel the sense of motion and you - as the card designer - will have a ton of fun. Let's move along, shall we?

 06-25-Decorative Swirls Die-Meadow Reflections Stamp & Die Bundle-Bold Sentiment Stamp Set

I am using Decorative Swirls Die Set and Meadows Reflections Stamp and Die Bundle to illustrate the example. To evoke a sense of movement, I have applied three key elements to my design.

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How to Add Movement to Your Card Design

1. Use Dies/Stamps That Simulate Movement

The Decorative Swirls Die Set has some gorgeous flourish designs and they show off some movement splendidly.  I stamped a sentiment from Bold Sentiments in Lagoon and Sunray over the dies. Not only does this provide the pops of colors, but you've also got the sentiment part covered.

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2. Find Objects that Move

I stamped the background with Meadows Reflections Stamp and Die Bundle. This set is absolutely dreamy. With the 3 fluttering butterflies in this set, you can easily create a sense of movement in your card design. I stamped the meadows in Mountain Mist and the butterflies in Canyon Clay and Vineyard Berry).  For the butterflies, I inked up the paper in Canyon Clay and Sunray. I then stamped the butterflies in Obsidian Pigment Ink and die cut them.

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3. Add Splatter/Embellishments

Let's not forget the splattering effect. I simply covered the middle section with a piece of scratch paper and splattered away with Lagoon Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray. It's amazing what those little droplets can do! If you do not care to splatter, you can use enamel dots (Sea Shore Enamel Dots) or sequins.

I hope that this post inspires you to try creating a card design or any DIY project with movement. I have another card design that used splatters here. Feel free to check it out! Make sure to tag @altenewllc or use the hashtag #Altenew when you post your projects.

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Sue D said...

Pretty colors and patterns.

Carol McCready said...


MadeByMeghanK said...

So elegant! LOVE the butterflies! said...

Lovely and it’s almost moving!

Dawn T said...

Such a great card Virginia. Lots of texture and flow with this design.

Denise Bryant said...

Great use of the swirls! Beautiful card!

Linda BL said...

What a cool way to do the sentiment! So much movement in your design.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like this idea to add the sentiment. Was looking at the set and didn't think of this type of use for the elements.

Kathy Raker said...

The swirls with text is a great idea to show movement. Perfect colors with light background and bolder colors for the flow.