Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Week to "Die" For Day 2: Big Bang Confetti Cheers! {Winnie & Walter}

It's a two-post kind of day! Click here for the MFT Challenge Blog Sketch #217

It's Day 2 of the Cutaways feature week (a week to die for!!) at Winnie & Walter! Today we're showcasing the die sets,  Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, and the In A Word: Cutaways

This is the first card I created when I received my stash of dies from Winnie & Walter. It just magically came together - don't you love it when that happens? I diecut the Cheers sentiment (seriously, I'm obsessed with the In A Word dies - they are per.fec.tion!) and the Big Bang Confetti shapes. 
It can be challenging to pull together a bunch of little confetti shapes to create one cohesive card, but when it happens, it's fantastic. (And confetti is so trendy right now!!)

There are a few things I think about when creating a card like this:
1. Stick to just a few colors. Part of what makes this card POP are the three colors (silver, black, and fuchsia) on a clean white background. Keep your palette simple.

2. Triangles. Triangles. Triangles. Creating a visual triangle moves the eye around the image. If it's done well, it's so subtle that you don't even realize it's happening. On this card I have three larger fuchsia focal points, that form a visual triangle. And I have three black dots which, if connected, would create a triangle. The tiny bits of black help to connect to the sentiment, and it ties the whole thing together.

The art major in me, always loves a project that demonstrates a design principle! Think about this idea on other projects too - scrapbook layouts, home decor. It holds artistic truth, people!

Please stop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog for SO much inspiration! Thank you for stopping by today, my friends! Tomorrow, let's do it again, okay!? xoxo


Becca Cruger said...

Thanks for the tips on how to create an effective clean and simple card. I suck at them but I like the idea of that visual triangle. This card is just a party on card stock.

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Jingle said...

I love this! Great colors and super fun design!

Winnie & Walter said...

Your card shows your eye for art and design! Bold, striking and oh so easy on the eyes. :-) We are so thrilled to have you joining us this week!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the font of the word die and color combo, your falling confetti looks FABULOUS too!!!