Monday, June 15, 2015

Are You Ready for Summer School?

Welcome to the first day of Summer School! We have a fabulous and fun, educational week planned for you. Each day we are going to explores some card composition design rules, we will share some samples, and then it's your turn to show us your amazing creations!

Our first lesson is the Rule of Thirds. The division of your card into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. One of the easiest ways to divide your card into thirds is to use MFT's fabulous Horizontal or Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics. I used these dies here, along with the Linen Background stamp to create the background for this card.

Keeping the rule of thirds, and the resulting sweet spots (intersection points) in mind, I placed the adorable new girl from the Adventure is Calling set, on the right-hand side of the card.

The image was stamped in Black Licorice Ink on a piece of X-Press It card stock and it was coloured with Copics.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see the gorgeous creations the rest of the team has to share with you today. You will also want to check out how you can participate in Summer School and the prizes you could win!


Stamps: Adventure is Calling, Linen Background
Dies: Adventure is Calling Die-namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Limelight Premium Dye Ink, Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink, Wild Wisteria Premium Dye Ink
Paper: Limelight, Smooth White, Steel Grey, Summer Splash, Wild Wisteria, X-Press It
Accessories: Scor Tape, 3D Creative Sheets, MISTI, Copics


  1. Super sweet creation, Julie. Thank you for sharing with us the nifty rule of thirds tip with using stitched stripes.

  2. LOVE these colors together! So pretty and your coloring is just gorgeous!

  3. This is darling. Great way to use the rule.

  4. What a cutie! I love the colors you chose and how you used the thirds in your design! TFS!


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