Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!
Being a scientist at heart (and by education too), I always love cards with clever, interactive elements that make you stop and think ‘how did they do that?’ A couple of years ago at CHA I stumbled across a small stand by a company who did just that.
Fast forward to now and Motion Crafts have really made a splash in the cardmaking world with their awesome animated stamps. Their ingenious combination of designs that come alive with the addition of a moveable animation grid creates such a showstopping effect. So when they asked if I’d like to be involved in their first ever Blog Hop I of course said yes!
I’ve been on a real photography kick lately (I just got back recently from attending The Photography Show, the UK’s largest photographic event), I of course fell head over heels with the moving shutter image in the Essentials stamp set, so I set about using that:
Not gonna lie – I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this turned out!
You might be thinking, Hey Taheerah, that’s a really cool camera! What stamp set is that?! Nope, not a stamp! I wanted a vintage camera image of the right dimensions to work with the shutter, and of course there isn’t one out there, so I drew my own. Super stoked with how it turned out!
Seeing as the lens protrudes below the bottom edge of the camera you would be able to see the animation grid sticking out, which wouldn’t be cool. So I decided to go with a whole Pop Art theme and drew an explosion image for the camera to sit on top of. I stamped the halftone dots then drew the explosion on top, adding some Copic details with the little purple edges. I fussy cut the camera and the explosion out, figured out where I wanted the shutter hole to be and die cut that circle from both the camera and the explosion (so you can see the stamped image on the card base below) and adhered them together with dimensional glue gel.
I continued with the Pop Art effect on my card base, adding black lines and Copic colouring detail to appear to be radiating from the explosion. The lines and colours don’t go all the way to the centre of the card, just enough for the explosion to overlap them. With the centre of the card left white, I then stamped my shutter stamp image in the right place to show through the die cut circles (thank you MISTI!).
I then set about creating the slider element using the animation grid and a die cut slider pull using the Animation Pull Slider die set. Motion Crafts sells their own super skinny foam tape strips and tape which made it a breeze to create the housing for the slider element! I cut a piece of animation grid acetate to the right dimensions, making sure to leave a pull tab shape to adhere my die cut cardstock pull tab. I adhered that in place and decorated it to match the background. Fun!
Once all of the components were created, it was a simple matter of assembly and my card was all done! I used dimensional glue gel to adhere the explosion (I wanted something more sturdy for it than just the foam tape encasing the slider mechanism). I also added a few mini explosion stamped images, one to mimic a flash, and one on the slider to alert you to its presence! This is a close-up of what you see when the slider is pulled – the shutter opens to reveal a heart! How awesome is that?!
And seeing as you really need the magic of television to see this baby in action, here’s a short clip of the slider animation in action!
This was so fun to create and perhaps even more fun to play with! And if creating your own images around the animation stamp is not your thing then fear not – Motion Crafts have many stamp sets featuring cute animated critters, shapes, and much more! You really do need to check them out to see just how much you can do with them!
It wouldn’t be a Hop without a giveaway! Each stop on the hop is giving away a stamp/die bundle worth $35! As well as that, the prize on the Motion Crafts blog post is a giveaway of THREE $50 gift certificates to their store so you can really get started with their amazing products! Wow!
Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts to be in with a chance to win!
Here is your hop order for today:
Motion Crafts Blog
Carolina Zarate Ponce
You have until 23:59EST on Thursday 29th March to enter my giveaway (be sure to check the details for all the hop stops as not everyone will be ending their giveaways at the same time!). I’ll announce my winner shortly after my deadline.
Thanks for stopping by – and good luck!
95 thoughts on “Motion Crafts Animation Stamps Spring Blog Hop – And A Giveaway!”
Wow, this is an awesome card! You did an amazing job drawing the camera. I love the interactive nature of the shutter.
Sweet card. Love the camera
Are you kidding me?! So clever! Love this!!
*Mind Blown* Seriously, this is absolutely amazing! Love your camera and the pop art theme!
Wonderful job. Loved the black and white drawn camera agains the colorful pop art.
What a great way to step up my card making absolutely love it
I’ve seen a few of these stamps, they’re brilliant.This background is perfect with this set.
LOVE your camera shutter!!!
Love the use of the camera.
Clever idea and new technique.
thanks for introducing me to both.
take two: I clearly didn’t read closely the first time–and told everybody about the amazing stamp you used that I wanted to make a card for my daughter-in-love! Note to self: even when, or especially when you are jumping up and down excited, slow down! and read. So laughing at myself.
You’re making the most brilliant creation of all time!!!!
What a great card! You are so clever. Thanks for sharing this!
Great card. Love how you used the camera lens for the animation. Thanks for sharing…
Fantastic way of thinking outside the box. The shutter effect I great on your Canon camera.
You turned magic into reality! I would love to accompany you forward on this journey! Thank you for including me to make it happen!
Wow! I love your camera! What a great drawing! It is so perfect with your creation.
Great stamping innovation, congratulations MotionCrafts, great card!!! So clever to draw your own camera, and your right it dud come out awesome!!!
I love these motion cards and also love that they have a die that cuts out the stripey slider piece, as you don’t have to buy the acetate seperate
Wow! You knocked this card out of the park!! Love love love it and the way you incorporated the motion stamp in the lens with the heart!! Simply amazing!!?? Thank you so much for sharing!
Excellent idea with the camera..so cute!!
Your card is beautiful! I really love these animation stamps and dies. Thanks for the inspiration! ?
i love your creation card with the camera…so in love with this motion products!
The camera iris opening is very cool. Your camera motion card is my favorite so far! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!
Oh if only I could draw as well as you…I guess I wouldn’t need stamps then and that would be no fun! Wow! So, so cool! Love these motion cards. Love that you can cut your own stripey things too! May have to invest so I have the coolest cards on the block! Thanks for the creative inspiration!
That camera is the best so far!
Oh how clever you are with
this creation! Love the
camera and the motion.
Carla from Utah
Ooo! I’ve been wanting to see the shutter stamp in action. Great job with the camera illustration. Love, love, love your card!
Your card is amazing! Kudos on the drawing of that camera! This is my first introduction to Motion Crafts and I am so liking all the inspiration as I love interactive cards. They are great fun to make but even more fun to see the surprise on the recipient’s face! Thank you for a really cool pop art type card…….gorgeous!
Omg you are a genius!! Your camera is absolutely stunning!!!! Wow I am blown away by your talent ?❤️ Interactive cards are my favorite so you can imagine how big of a fan I am of Motion Crafts!!!!
I love the stamps and dies that Uchi Motion Crafts have delivered. It is so much fun.
Such a fun interactive card! Love the camera and the fun len. So clever with this great background.
Oh my goodness I am amazed at the card you created! I LOVE the vintage camera and the background pulls the whole thing together. Thank you for the chance to win!
These are so unique! Thanks for the chance to win!
I absolutely love your stunning card! I have to admit that I was disappointed that the camera wasn’t a stamped image that would be available to purchase, it should be! You did an amazing job with this! Your pop-art background is so fun. I really appreciate your artistic talent and creativity and it showcases the animation stamp perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed your post. TY
Fabulous card! Love the slider animation! Awesome idea!
Really creative and fun. I love the bright colors.
A camera lens is the perfect way to use the animation. Here’s a hint……you should sell your artwork for the camera to Motion Crafts so they can make a stamp out of it.
Wow! That looks awesome! 😀
Really, really love it!
I love the camera motion set… Right up my alley! And of course your card is super cute!
amazing job with the camera!
Brilliant card~love it!
Your card is so interesting! You are a true artist from the way you drew your camera! What a wonderful creative card you designed!
Fantastic Taheerah.Brilliant drawing and the whole pop art theme is just perfect for our interactive camera lens. (Clapping)!
So clever! Love how you incorporated the animation.
Love your spin on using these great dies!
You made it true to your style! Love it!!! Clever x
What a cool card.
I love this clever camera (Canon is my brand! 🙂 You made this one come to life!