Card making doesn’t have to be hard or difficult. Maybe you are new to this craft and still trying to wrap your brain around it all. Maybe you are overwhelmed with card sketches, Copic markers and pigment ink verse dye inks. For now, just remember one thing, the rule of three. This simple, basic but powerful rule will serve you well. Like lots of other things in life, the basics are the basics for a reason. They work.
Today’s inspiration card was found on Pinterest and is by The Paperlicious blog and I picked it because of its simplicity. You don’t have to stamp a masterpiece if you don’t feel like it, or ever! This card works because of simple clean colors were paired with a pleasing graphic, the stamped dot circles. But to create more interest the artist has created a subtle theme of three. I’m not sure why or how but three images makes us happy. It is balanced without being boring or busy. Three gives your eye a place to go and it’s happy when it returns.
How many sets of three do you see? Look closely. Yep, four sets of three, the larger stamped dots in lilac, smaller set in light pink the smallest in blue and lastly the three flowers under “friends”. A bit more interest was added with the tied fiber and charm but this card would look great without the fiber too. It’s a personal call to use the fiber but I like it.
Also notice this card is a top fold and just the lower corners have been rounded, simple touches that make this card visually pleasing. It doesn’t need another thing. The rule of three has served it well. Try reproducing this card of threes and see what you come up with!