When I make portrait format cards I have a tendency to use horizontal divisions. In an attempt to do something different I studied one of my favourite cardmaker : Joy Taylor from down-under Australia. She often goes for two, long, off-to-the-side strips that act as the base of a visual triangle then embellish creatively within that triangle. Here's my interpretation of that design idea.
Here I want the focus to be on the strip of grey floral paper. The way I go about accomplishing that is to use advancing and retreating principles from colour theory. Since the grey of the floral is a mid-tone I highlight it with a bright yellow border that's advancing and keep both the background and foreground relatively pink (which just a smidge more retreating than mid-tone). It's fun to rummage through my stash to find papers from Amy Tangerin's Plus One collection and ephemera from Heidi Swapp's Dreamy collection that perfectly fit the trick.
Supplies : Amy Tangerine Plus One 6x6 Paper, Heidi Swapp Dreamy Ephemera, cardstock. Font : Loki Cola