Starting with a blank page can be an intimidating way to begin a layout. The following scrapbook techniques are perfect for pairing with this month's "Expedition" Kit, or just tuck them into your back pocket for a time when your creative mojo is low. Either way, we hope they’ll help inspire your next project!
Let your photo shine.
Anna-Maria Wolniak incorporated her photo into the overall design in a way that truly let it shine on her page, Boys Just Wanna Have Fun. By combining it with a card from the Documenter Kit, she created a strip across the entire page that immediately draws the viewer's attention!
Stamp a grid background.
Create a central focal point.
On her layout, Adventure Directions, Anna-Maria Wolniak focused all the attention towards the center of her page by placing her photo at the center of her compass and gathering all the embellishments around that element. The result is stunning!
Maggie Massey created a centrally focused layout by layering patterned papers under her photo and keeping all her embellishments close on her page, Cali - August '59. This technique draws your eye to the most important element—the photo.
Feature a large script.
Anna-Maria Wolniak paired the Walt Whitman scripted quote paper with a darker constellation pattern for a stunning effect on her layout, Paris. We love how she cut out the negative space in the L to show her photo underneath!
On her layout, I Have Learned, Jen Schow used the scripted quote as a layer through the middle of her page and overlapping the bottom of her photo. This gorgeous technique makes a bold impact on any page!
Highlight the ticket embellishments.
On her page, Let's Wander, Kelly Noel featured several of the ticket embellishments from June's "Expedition" Kit. By turning them different directions and adding word strips, alphas, and enamel dots, she created a fun cluster to complement her photo!
The design possibilities are endless with the "Expedition" Kits and June add-ons. Which scrapbooking technique do you plan on trying out this month? Post your creations in the gallery and add a link in the comments. We can't wait to see what you'll make!