Some of you asked about the Rule of Thirds. Basically it is a design guideline that says a card (or a photo, or any image) will be more interesting to the eye if you place the focus in an area where the card is divided into thirds - the red dots...
A quick google search on "rule of thirds" will bring up tons of photos where the focus is in one of these sweet spots and you quickly see how truly interesting they are. Various sites refer to it as more lively, interesting and energetic!
An unfortunate side effect of the eye's tendencies to prefer these sweet spots is that it gets quite confused when the focus is slightly off of these points.
First, let me show you today's card - then I'll compare the two. This is the same layout as I used yesterday, but it uses colors from today's PTI color challenge. I actually measured to make sure that the butterfly ended up in the sweet spot!
Now look at the two side by side.
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon, Beautiful Butterflies
- Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz
- Paper: Papertrey Ink New Leaf
- Accessories: Papertrey Ink butterfly dies and button, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter