|Five and One|
Hmm. Five leaves. Four in a light shade and one darker. Overlapping. Repetition encourages unity and balance in a design, and for some reason never fully understood by yours truly, the rule of using odd numbers (3 or 5, for instance) enhances that unity and balance.
So using that photo as inspiration, I made the following three cards using a clear leaf set from Hero Arts. To stamp, I started with the middle, darker leaf, and then added the lighter ones on either side.
I chose not to use the vertical lines of the original (though you could use Papertrey's Faux Ribbon set to pull it off if you felt so inclined), and to make them full-up greeting cards, I added a strong horizontal sentiment. I like how the vertical leaves play against the horizontal sentiment. Nicely balanced, I think.
Look for examples of repetition as you peruse blogs and Pinterest. See if you can get inspired to use repetition to make a card or three yourself!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memento new sprout, pear tart, cocoa
paper: PTI white
accessories: not a blessed one!