Sometimes I have problems aligning images on a card in a way that it looks good. Then I remember the “Rule of Thirds” and how this is used for photography to create a well composed picture. Today I wanted to explain this guideline and how it can be used for card making. Of course this is just one option to adjust images on your card 😉
The rule of thirds says that an image should be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections (from Wikipedia). Doing so makes the image more “interesting” for the human eye. For example taking a picture of the horizon is more interesting when the horizon line is matching either the upper or the bottom line of the grid. You can find further photography examples here.
Theories can be very interesting, but without having a real life example they are not really helpful. That’s why I uploaded a new video explaining the guideline while creating a cute Father’s Day card.
I hope that my video showed you a new way of aligning images on your cards and inspires you to create some amazing scenes.