Today I am totally psyched to be helping Paper Crafts celebrate a brand spankin' new milestone issue that has recently been released titled the "Card Design Handbook". If you haven't seen it or heard the word on the street, this issue is for those of you who really want to improve your designing skills but who have no design background whatsoever. The issue covers topics like color, balance, and style. There are tons of examples and lots of tips to help you create great design.
Everyone who is participating in the blog hop today has been asked to create a "good" card, and then to take that card and apply one of the principles to make it a really spectacular card. I decided to tackle symmetry. This category was really difficult because some cards look really good with perfectly matched elements, and others look good with their stuff all askew. It just depends on what you are putting on your card. So, let's take a look at my good card.
If you draw a line down the middle, this card is perfectly matched on both sides. You will also notice that I evenly spaced the three background panels. It looks ok, but the sentiment and buttons look a little out of place. Let's see what it looks like when I make it all asymmetric.
All of the elements are the same, but I have pushed everything over to the left side and the panels are uneven in size in the background. I polled my family and they all agreed that this card was the "great" one!
Now for the fun part. Paper Crafts has agreed to let me give away a copy of this dazzling issue to one of you lucky commenters. Leave me a comment by midnight (EST) on August 28th and I will choose the winner from that pool.
But, don't let the fun stop here. Continue the visual stimulation and design learning by hopping to the talented
Lorena Cantó Lavería's blog, or click through the list below. Be sure to make it all the way through so you can hop back to the Paper Crafts blog for one awesome prize.
1. Chan Vuong
2. Kalyn Kepner
3. Julia Stainton
4. Jocelyn Olson
5. Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
6. Jaclyn Miller <-----you are here
7. Lorena Cantó Lavería
8. Amy Wanford
9. Emily Branch
10. Vanessa Menhorn