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Tell a Bigger Visual Story When You Extend Your Scene Off the Canvas | Page Guide No. 11

The Gestalt principle of closure suggests that when people see incomplete objects–like shapes, letters, or pictures, their brains fill in the gaps. You can take advantage of this principle to create interest and even tension on your page, perhaps bleeding an item off the canvas leaving part of it incomplete giving a photo an unexpected photo […]

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Lynnette Penacho Shares 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

Video Blog | 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

This lesson from Lynnette Penacho first appeared as a part of the Get It Scrapped Membership class “Canvas.” When it comes to building the foundations of her digital scrapbooking layouts, Lynette Penacho is a HUGE fan of shapes. Her shape tool is by far my most favorite of her digital scrapbooking arsenal–it’s the digital equivalent […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using Meaningful Shapes and Silhouettes in Your Scrapbook Page Foundations | Page Guide No. 7

The first layers you place on your page play an important role in your design’s final look. These first layers (and their shapes) create visual weight, directional pull and contribute to the balance of the design. When those first layers are shapes or silhouettes that are relevant to your story, you not only affect the […]

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Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Blurred Backgrounds in Web and Graphic Design

  Blurred background are currently trendy in web and graphic design. She how our team has used this inspiration for their scrapbook pages. As you look at these pages, think about what stories you have to tell that would benefit from a blurred foundational piece. Kelly Prang says, “I struggle with extreme nearsightedness and have […]

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Scrapbooking Ideas for Photo Backgrounds and Foundations

Standout photos deserve a standout scrapbook layout treatment. Try these scrapbooking ideas for using oversized photos as the first foundational element on your page, layering journaling, titlework, embellishments, and even photos on top of your favorite enlargement. let your photo be your canvas Terry Billman says, “We don’t get to see our granddaughter Cami very often […]

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