One of our favorite regular educational series is our set of Summer School classes. 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 the next five days, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles, and incorporate them into your own crafting. Not only do you get to put your student hat on, your participation means you also are in the running to win an MFT shopping spree! Keep reading for today's lesson, and all the details for submitting homework for your chance to win.
Today’s Lesson: Visual Triangle
Creating a visual triangle within your card design provides an enjoyable experience for your recipient by creating a “path” for their eyes to travel. The idea of a visual triangle is that you use a trio of common elements or similar colors, placed as if at the points of a triangle, to direct the eyes around your card design.
Join Karolyn today to see how she created this stunning ink-blended trio of hummingbirds, precisely placed at the points of her visual triangle. You'll notice that she's integrated multiple triangles into her design, opting to include the design feature in the placement of her accent sequins as well.
Watch Summer School 2020 | Visual Triangle on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.
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. Once you've completed all five lessons, don't forget to grab the graphic above to proclaim your graduation status!
All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on August 14. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, August 15.
As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:
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 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 the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week.
We can't wait to see what you create!
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A wonderful card with the subtle ink blending on the cute little hummingbirds!! A great easy to follow instructions!! Take care! :)
Lovely day one and great to see what people are doing with this idea. Hugz
This is going to be fun and always a good reminder for design tips.
I do try to use this on my cards, it makes the process a little easier!
Thanks for the fun ‘homework’!! It’s great to focus on some papery fun!!
Thank you for the great tip of visual triangle. I had never known this concept. I shall use it in designing my cards from now on.
Like the Summer Day 1 concept of the triangle. TY for sharing the technique.
Thank you for the creative tip! I will use the visual triangle often.
Wonderful card design! Love this challenge!
This is so much fun! Love the first lesson.
Great card. Thanks for the Visual triangle lesson.
I loved Camp Create last summer and was hoping you would have it again, so I was super excited when I saw Summer School! Looking forward to all the lessons 😀.
Woohoo! Love Summer School time as I look forward to it every year! I’ve been a subscriber for a very long time and look forward to trying out the visual triangle theory today!! Thank you for the fun ahead!
Gorgeous card! I heard about the visual triangle a few years abo and try to use it on every card I make. It works! I am looking forward to learning other valuable techniques and rules in this series. TFS
This card is beautiful and thanks for the clear and concise instructions. Can’t wait to try it out.
Fabulous card – thanks for sharing how the visual triangle design theory works – beautiful card!!
I have been a you Tube subscriber for some time now – looking forward to the challenges each day – thanks for the summer school – it is always fun to learn techniques – have a blessed week
I love your Summer School! I learn so much every year. I usually participate from the sidelines but this year I decided to be brave and post my creations. Thank you MFT for doing this every year. Just another reason why MFT rocks!
A new color technique I haven’t tried, very clear and easy instructions. Thanks!