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.
During this series, 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: Symmetry
Symmetry refers to positioning your elements mirrored across an imaginary line that divides your project into even segments. It’s a great method for achieving balance in your design and is a reliable means of laying out your card elements when you don’t have a lot of planning time to spare.
This masculine look from Stephanie is an incredibly cool example of symmetry. The modern color palette and simple pen-line touches elevate a primarily die-cut design, adding interest and dimension in all the right ways. Be sure to watch today's video to learn more about the decision-making process she employed to execute the concept of symmetry in her look today.
Watch Summer School 2020 | Symmetry 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.
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This class was great! I am not great at creating symmetry on my cards, so this is really helpful for me!
Thanks for the tips on using symmetry. I like your card very much. I will be able to apply the same techniques even w/o a die-cutting machine and I just got a Sharpie white pen as well as another brand of white gel pen. Have a great weekend and remember to take care of yourself!
I really like your method for making sure the horizontal strips were perfectly placed! Great tip and a daring card!
Thanks for sharing.
A super fun card! Love the idea of symmetry on the card! Wonderful easy to follow instructions! Take care! :)
Symmetry can be a bit tricky at times if it does not exactly mirror image but came close in my entry.
Great tutorial, thank you! (and I always struggle with my white gel pens so thanks for the Sharpie tip!)
Nice looking masculine card. Using a white pen for details really added a punch. Thanks for the tips.
Really enjoying summer school
I don’t often think of symmetrical…but it sure makes for a quick and easy card…
Another great class!
I LOVE THIS CLASS! This is really getting me to think, create and have FUN! Big thank you for coming up with this. Can’t wait to find out what is next.
Thank you for the new challenge – enjoying the summer school challenges
I just realized that many of my cards are symmetrical! In fact, I purposefully try to “off set” my images sometimes just to challenge myself because projects I see from other crafters look so nice that way. Thanks for the lesson!
Love the tutorial, colors and highlights!
love how the white gel pen create such wonderful highlights – thanks for the ideas:)
Great class challenge and your card is perfectly symmetrical 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻