Tuesday, May 30, 2023

A Card Analysis

Hello friends!

I have a very simple and yet interesting project to share. I thought I would make an analysis of this project.Altenew-Craft Your Life Project Kit Marigold Butterflies-Blue Crystal Glitter Card Stock-002 

  By seeing the techniques mentioned and described, you may get some inspiration.

 Also, this may help you jump start your creativity if you are stumped for ideas to try as of late. 

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1. Ink to paper: if you are not in the mood to color or are lacking coloring medium, you can simply create your own color paper. By swipe the ink pad onto paper, you can create your own. I like to stamp the image AFTER inking. 

2. Three's company: odd numbers are visually appealing. I created three butterflies and arranged them as the focal point.

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3. Add textures with Embossing Folder: textured background is easy to achieve. If you want to add a simple pattern, look through your stash and you can easily add that textures.

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4. Movement: do not forget to add "movement". Obviously, there is no movement in card design unless it is interactive. Since this card has no interactive movement, we can add the illusion of movement. By adding splatter and metallic twines, you can FEEL the movement.


5. Add that Sparkle: Do not forget your embellishments. I love adding bits of glitter paper. Not only it adds sparkle, it also elevates/highlights the sentiment. Check out the sample card I made HERE, you will notice that I used the tiniest bit of glitter paper. It is so effective! 

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With this analysis, you can follow these key point to create your own take on this. If you do create any project inspired by this post, please add the link below. I'd love to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy Raker said...

Beautiful butterflies! Nice color combinations and glitter paper adds perfect finishing touch.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and the colors are gorgeous!

Linda BL said...

Really pretty card! Love all the movement you created on the card and the glittery touches. The placement of the butterflies makes them look like they are ready to fly away.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies and the embossed background!

Robyn Oliver said...

I love your Card Analysis idea... it is giving me inspiration (which I'm sadly lacking of late).. this is one gorgeous card with lots of interest.. Robyn

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the layers. I haven't tried direct inking just worrying about damaging the ink pad. I guess they are more sturdy than I give them credit for.

Dawn T said...

Stunning card Virginia. The butterflies are gorgeous. And what a great card design.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are stunning! I LOVE butterflies!

Sue D said...

Pretty butterfly card and thanks for all the design tips.