I am often asked “where do I put the embellishments?” in classes or when designing with others, so today I wanted to share a few tips with you to help guide you when placing elements on your next design.
First, I want to include a little disclaimer: Papercrafting is subjective and a form of art. If you like something a certain way, then disregard the “rules”. Especially in the art world, there are many beautiful exceptions. I hope the tips I share are used as a guide when you just aren’t sure where to start or can’t figure out why something doesn’t look quite right.
In the video below, I share three “rules” (probably better called guidelines). One of those is to work in odd numbers.
I made four of these cards and placed the embellishments in different places as a visual, and in this sample, I have a clear example of using three embellishments in a fairly high contrast. These balance well, in my opinion. Adding one more might look a little out of balance.
I copied the layout of a pretty card I found on Pinterest (with no name attached to it) using other images, and recreated the design in new colours and these pretty images from the new Inked and Tiled stamp set.
As a side note, I made 26 of these for my swaps on the recent Grand Vacation to Norway. I hope the people who received my swap enjoy them.
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Even though I used five embellishments on this next example, can you see how it’s grouped so it’s still really just three groupings?
For all the tips, please enjoy this short video. I love to share with you; please leave me a comment and share with your friends, too. I appreciate that very much.
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