One of our perennial favorites around here is our Summer School series. Understanding and internalizing different design concepts allows you to bring your ideas to life. With a little practice, these ideas will quickly become intuitive, leading your card designs to come together with minimal effort. Over the course of this week, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles and incorporate them into your own crafting.
Primary colors are among the first we learn as kids and for that reason, sometimes have a bad rap as being a childish choice for projects. Really though, primary colors are essential. Not only do they provided the basis for our other colors, they also impart such a playful cheeriness (kid card or not) that they shouldn’t be overlooked.
Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Stephanie Klauck. Click HERE or simply watch the video below to see how well primary colors work together, eliminating the stressful step of color picking.
Now that you’ve seen the video, you know it’s possible to create a vibrant scene with a simple trio of colors. If you’re not confident in crafting a scene though, why not attempt a simple grid design featuring images colored in red, blue, and yellow — this sunny example from Stephanie ought to be just the motivation you need!
This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got prizes! Using today’s lesson, create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it using the link below.
All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on July 12. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Friday, July 13.As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:
- To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.
- To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.
- To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School: Session 1 by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!
Also, don’t forget that today is the last day of our retirement steals sale — 75% off retiring items. This will be your last opportunity to grab any of the remaining items so go give our sale category one last peek…we wouldn’t want you to miss out on taking advantage of these incredible savings.
We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations!