Time for Day 2 of Design Boot Camp! This month's topic is creating a focal point. Maybe it's just wishful thinking but, as I look at all of the cards I created for our VCMP, I really believe this is a part of design theory that I've come to do pretty well. :)
So, let's put this theory to the test. Paula mentions that our card should showcase a star that is supported by the other card elements, much like the star of a film is supported by the other actors in the cast.
In the card below, my intent was to cast the paper-pieced heart in the starring role. To accomplish this:
- I double framed the heart using (neutral) tan and deep navy rectangles as its base.
- The red strip was placed to run under the center of the rectangles to bring focus back to the heart. (The red strip was crimped and embellished with brads to add a little extra interest.)
- These elements were placed on top of white to pop the colors. (The white rectangle was embossed for a little contrast and added interest.)
- I used navy for the card base to connect the card background with the heart.
- For further continuity, I used the same cardstocks for all of the white elements and all of the red elements throughout the card.
I've actually been tinkering with this idea for awhile. The design is an original, created using shapes in Word. Its inspiration was the heart in Sweet Stamp Shop's God Bless America stamp set.
I'm pretty pleased with the way this little heart turned out. So, don't be surprised if you don't see it starring in a couple more cards in the days to come. :)
Since the colors of Ohio's state flag are red, white, and blue, think I'll also post this card for this week's Midweek Throwdown.
Looking forward to seeing the other focal point cards in this session of boot camp. Thanks again, Paula, for being our camp instructor!
As always, thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!