Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tips: Repetition

Repeating an element on a card is a really quick and easy way to unify your theme. There are several different ways you can do this, listed below are just a few ways to use repetition to your advantage.
  • You can use a shape, such as circles or squares, for your repeated element.
  • You can use a specific theme as a repeated element, say all flourish type stamps.
  • You can use the same stamp over and over to make a background, then use it again for your focal point.
  • You can even use a monochromatic colour scheme as your repeated element.
For my card, I went with the third option. I used the cat head stamp and paws several times to make a fun background. The cat head is also stamped once in a brighter colour as my focal point. One thing to keep in mind if you are doing a random type background with more than one image- start with the biggest image first. You'll be able to fill in spots with your smaller images. Supplies: Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Cat clear set, Sun Spirit Studio Sentiments Paper: Summer Sun, Only Orange, White Ribbon: American Crafts Ink: Canteloupe, Tangerine