My Favorite Things Summer School Session 3 – Lesson 12 Design: Symmetry/Asymmetry

Moving on to the next lesson (#12) in the My Favorite Things Summer School Session 3 on Design.


This lesson is on Symmetry/Asymmetry.Symmetry is balanced proportions in design…If you cut the design in half, it is essentially the same on each side. Asymmetry is the placement of non-identical forms to either side of a balancing point in a way that the two sides seem to be of the same visual weight but aren’t.

Here are the cards I came up with:


Can you tell which is symmectrical and which is asymmetrical? Hopefully you can! : )

I love this die set from My Favorite things – It’s actually Flamingos, but a small snip to the beak and you’ve got swans! Gotta love any die that you gives you more bang for your buck! Of course, being the punny person I am, I couldn’t resist hand-writing the inside sentiments:



Some day somebody will make a stamp outta that!  (hint-hint)

A quick note on that lovely background – It’s My Favorite Things fabulous Lace Background stamp clear embossed on peach cardstock. Then I went over it with a coral Tombow brush pen and watched it change into something beautiful!


On the left is the clear embossing (which I thought would turn it slightly darker, but didn’t).

One more look at the finished fronts:



Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things: Flamingos die set
  • MFT stamps Lace Background stamp
  • MFT stamps Heart Balloons stamp set (sentiment (cut))
  • Versamark ink
  • Joann’s Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 873 Coral, N15 Black
  • Tombow Adhesive Dots
  • DCWV card
  • Misc. cardstock

If you want to learn more, or download their Study Guide, you can go here:

Thanks for checking in again today!

– D.Ann


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