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Tell Relationship Stories on the Scrapbook Page Using Design Principle of Proximity | Page Guide No. 16

One of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page is placing your page elements–photos, title, journaling, and embellishments–onto the scrapbook page to tell your story. The Gestalt principle of “proximity” provides a great tool for deciding how and where to place the pieces of your design. This principle tells us that the proximity of […]

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See How Active White Space Contributes to an Appealing Scrapbook Page Design | Page Guide No. 4

The shape of white space in a visual design can be ACTIVE or PASSIVE. Active white is area left open on purpose. It separates content and is a design element itself. Passive White Space occurs naturally, for example in the area between words on a line or the space surrounding a logo or graphic element. […]

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How Solid Design Skills Make Scrapbooking Easier: Repetition

Including repetitions is a good way to work toward achieving unity in a visual design–and on a scrapbook page. Repetition without some variety, though can be dull. Check out a short video lesson on repetition below and then see how our Creative Team incorporated repetition into their own pages. This video lesson comes from “Design Principles for the […]

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How Solid Design Skills Make Scrapbooking Easier: Contrast

The design principle of contrast tells us that there should be obvious visual differences between the elements on your page. What’s more, contrasts will draw the viewer’s eye and add interest and variety. Check out a short video lesson on contrast below and then see how our Creative Team incorporated contrast into their own pages. This video lesson […]

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Design Principles at Work on Artsy Digital Scrapbook Pages

by Anna Aspnes This lesson originally appeared in the Get It Scrapped Membership class Tension. Click here to get all the lessons on this topic with an all access pass. Visual balance, focal point emphasis, and flow are all important to a successful visual design. They contribute to the magic of a clever layout. Incorporation of […]

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Scrapbook Design Ideas for Two-Page Layouts with Cluster Foundations | Get It Scrapped

Scrapbook Design Ideas for Two-Page Layouts with Cluster Foundations

The cluster foundation is one of several layout configurations scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook page designs. We’ve shared ideas for single page layouts using the cluster foundation (Seev Scrapbook Page Starter: Use A Multi-Cluster Foundation and Scrapbook Page Composition: Arrange Your Elements in a Free-Form Cluster). You can even get four step-by-step video lessons for working with the cluster […]

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