DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCantoHello friends! Lorena here today with your Five for Friday fix! This week my post tackles a design topic, one of the many axiomas I wasn’t aware of before jumping into the paper crafting world. There are many: the rule of thirds, the wonders of white space and, of course, repetition as a design resource. And it’s a powerful one! Repetition can be pleasing to the eye and it’s an easy way to add balance to a composition, still allowing you to play with color, placement and texture.   Let’s see a few examples…
  1. Repetition is not some fancy concept graphic designers invented. It’s been on beautiful nature for thousands of years. Think about the rings on a tree trunk, flower petals, honeycomb
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  1. It can give some stunning results when wisely applicated to architecture
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  1. One thing that can make repetition visually powerful is introducing an element of rupture. Think about a “one of a kind” inspired card…

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  1. Who knew that a bunch of trashed green bottles could be so pleasing to the eye? Once again, repetition in concept and color is the key factor here.
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  1. One last example, this time to repetition applied to graphic design. Here, the designer played with color and placement. Isn’t it amazing how a simple bird shape can convey such a great and clear message?
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So for my card, I took the repetition rule and ran with it, combining a single image with symmetry, texture and color. I used Gemstone stamp set and the sentiment comes from A Bunch stamp set. gems 1 The texture comes from the glitter I added to the gems. gems 2 As a final touch, I finished the inside of the card gems 3And that’s it for today! Will you give a try to repetition in your card making? Have a fantastic weekend! --- Thank you for sharing with us today, Lorena! We love that you stamped the inside of your card too! Find time to create and make something today!