Summer School – It’s Your Turn to Learn: Quiet Space/White Space


MFT_DT_SusanOpel_200pxPretty soon you’ll need to clear out your desks and take a little vacation from summer school, but before you go, we have one last lesson to share. And by the way… did you notice the Session One in our logo? We’ll be back later this summer with more fun classes!

Our last lesson for this session falls under the umbrella of balance and will teach you the design concept of using Quiet Space (aka White Space). “White space” stays in the background to make the focal point or the sentiment the unabashed star of the show. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be white!

Lesson #5 – Balance: Quiet Space/White Space


Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Stephanie Klauck. Click HERE or simply watch the video below to get some fantastic tips from her about creating a card with Quiet Space/White Space. There’s even a bonus lesson on how she achieved the shading on her cute cow from The Whole Herd stamp set.

I just loved Stephanie’s tip for salvaging the card stock panel that was stained with the embossing paste. The double white panel adds interest and depth to the vast amount of white space in this design.

Stephanie’s good design is evident with the Focal Point falling on one of the intersections or the imaginary grid we learned about on Monday in our first lesson on the Rule of Thirds.

Cute Cow Card by Stephanie Klauck featuring the Birdie Brown The Whole Herd stamp set and Die-namics and the Cow Print stencil #mftstamps

By utilizing Quiet Space/White Space, Stephanie places all of her focus on the Focal Point of this adorable card!

To aid in your learning , we have created a My Favorite Things Summer School Study Guide. Download it HERE, and then print it. It will be a handy tool that you can refer to as you design!

This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got two prizes per day and two ways to win. Using today’s lesson, we’d love for you to create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it to the link belowMaster the lesson and win a $50 voucher from My Favorite Things and be featured on the blog on June 30. Just by participating, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $20 voucher, so everyone has a chance!


All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on June 26th. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday, June 30.

Here’s your homework for your chance to win:
  1. Create a project following the lesson you learned today.
  2. Be sure to link your project below for your chance to win!
Before you go, be sure to stop by the blogs of these members of our Creative Team for more lessons in how to master Quiet Space in your projects.


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We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations, and we’ll see you for Summer School Session Two later this summer.

Now make sure to do your homework! Class dismissed.

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blank dividerSusan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things