For my card, I decided to put the dragonfly in one of the "sweet spots" on a card: the upper left third. Imagine that the card is divided into nine equal sections by two vertical and two horizontal lines. Well, don't imagine it. Look at this:
There. That's easier, isn't it? The two sweet spots are the upper left third and the lower right third. Don't ask me why these spots are sweet. I only know they are. But keep in mind that graphic design tips such as this are guidelines, not absolute laws. Sometimes things look better all nice and centered. Sometimes not. Play and have fun with placement. That's what I do!
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.
2. Overlap the sentiment and image (or images) in some way.
3. As always, keep it simple. If you absolutely will die if you don't embellish, go ahead and embellish. But try not to.
4. Whatever you do, have FUN!
I've mentioned that I'll be drawing four random names from the May entries for the OLW challenges to receive four small give-aways, courtesy of Stampin'Treasures. The deadline for entry for the drawing will be midnight, Eastern time, May 31, 2010.
stamps: PTI Pond Life, Pond Life Sentiments
ink: Brilliance poppy; SU river rock; Palette dark chocolate
paper: PTI white
accessories: corner rounder