Simple Design: Use the Rule of Three

LovenStamps: Rose Wonder and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies - video tutorial on simple design with the Rule of Three, project for Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

Three is a pretty amazing number. Have you ever noticed how commonly it pops up?  Three steps to good writing.  Three things to remember – faith, hope and love.  Three little pigs.  Why so many threes?  Because three is the smallest number of items that create a pattern that’s easy for us to remember and recall. 

So how does the Rule of Three apply to crafting?  I teach my stampers that a good card has three steps:

  1. stamp
  2. layer
  3. embellish

If your project covers those areas, then you’re in good shape. 

But the Rule of Three can also apply to areas as we design a project.  Try working in triangles to coordinate card elements.  On this Rose Garden Thinlits Dies project there are three areas of emphasis – the die cut birthday greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set, the die cut rose and finally the doily/bow.  Working in triangles helps our eye to move from element to element smoothly. 

Want to try it yourself?  This is one of my March Stamps in the Mail Club projects (request your kit) and with your kit you’ll receive all the pieces, parts and embellishments ready to stamp and assemble.  Your stamps and Calypso Coral ink are included – just supply your own black pad and adhesive.  Already have the stamps or ink?  No problem – just pick any Stampin’ Up! products to substitute and you’ll receive those with your kit instead.

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Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

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