Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer School Session 3 - Hard vs. soft

Welcome to the third day of MFT's summer school - session 3 - Today's lesson is called:

Hard vs. soft – For every hard line or edge you place on a card, the design is balanced by some softness, whether it be from a texture (like a ribbon) or a shape (like a circle); too much hard or soft might not work.

This is my take on the theme:

I used the new Four way Chevron cover-up die to create my background. The flower was  diecut from Coral Crush and Persimmon cardstock and then inked in the center.
I love the contrast between the hard B&W background and the soft, Beautiful flower. The flower really stands out more than if I'd chosen a softer background for it.

Complete product details, videos and links to all designers that are "teaching" today can be found on the MFT Blog. That's also where you'll find information on how to join the fun challenges for a chance to win some awesome MFT prizes!!!

 Please pop over to MFT to check out the latest inspiration from my teamies and leave some love!

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Have a great day, hugs, Karin


Annette Allen said...

wow that card is so cool.. love the background really makes the flower pop

Jill said...

Super POW!! Your flower jumps off this card with the background you used. Awesome. So well done! Plus I'm a fan of that Four way chevron die--love this use of it! :)

slang said...

That is a great card. This captures the lesson perfectly.

slang said...

That is a great card. This captures the lesson perfectly.

Nora Noll said...

What a lovely card!! The flower just POPS off this background!

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness Karin, I don't think I have seen such a beautifully striking card for a long time - it is gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Miriam Prantner said...

What a bold graphic card! Love that big flower!

Jill Norwood said...

So striking! And of course GORGEOUS!!!!!!!