Friday, June 19, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer School - Quiet Space

Today was the last lesson for the Summer School done at the My Favorite Things blog and it was all about Quiet Space.  To me, it means lots of white, but the design team proved it can be all just one color.  I love this die from MFT, Lily, and have made many cards with it.  Today, I took the Sun Ray die and embossed it on white card stock for the background.  I mounted this on foam and attached to the card.  This card pretty much captures all the lessons, rolled into one.  I have thirds, focal point, lines and quiet space.  At the last minute, I added the yellow sun.  My original plan was for it to be white, but it just did not do it for me!

In the first photo, it is hard to see my little dew drops.  Just a few tiny dots of glossy accents makes this flower seem alive.  

Since this was labeled Session One, I will look forward to another session of these lessons and assignments.  This was fun!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer School - Balance and Line

Day Four of the My Favorite Things blog Summer School was all about lines and how to balance a card with them and use them to draw attention to the focal point.  It is hard to see, but I stenciled rain drops in the background using clear embossing paste.  They come down on the top and sides of the umbrella, but not under the umbrella.  The umbrella is cut with a MFT die and I embossed the panels for some texture.  I think the horizontal stripes around the border also give some linear motion.  Great lesson, I will use this again and again!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer Scool - Movement and Flow

Another class from My Favorite Things blog Summer School.  This lesson was on Movement and Flow.  I made this card using the Flying Butterflies die from MFT.  I put various colors of papers behind the cut outs and the ribbon just matches perfectly.  I think this card properly demonstrates the movement around the card and then you end on the sentiment.

When I use this die, I am left with lots of tiny butterflies.  I save them and put them in a shaker card. Since they are cut from white card stock, I color them however I want.  So fun!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer School - Focal Point

For day two in the My Favorite Things blog Summer School, focal point was the lesson.  This is easy to do when you start with a big die cut.  I did a horizontal stripe for the background paper using a Kaleidacolor Creole Spice ink pad.  This makes it easy to get an ombre ink effect.  I used the same ink to dress up the paper and put that beautiful Scroll Bird die, cut from bronze foil.

As an adult, I am enjoying Summer School.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer School - Rule of Thirds

I think this is a fantastic idea from the My Favorite Things blog to have a summer school with a lesson each day.  When you submit your homework, you might even win a prize.

For day one, it was The Rule of Thirds which is a great tool that may help you decide the placement and design of your card.  My example is very straight forward and basic, but I feel the card is balanced.  I used the dies from Geek is Chic to emboss the paper as a focal background.  The saying is also from the matching stamp set Geek is Chic.  The googly eyes were a last minute idea, but they always make me laugh.  You cannot see, but in the corner of the glasses are two small red hearts. What is a love card without a heart?

I also took the suggestion and made a grid for the A2 size card from vellum paper.  This will be a great guide when working on the design.

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