Stash Bash Guest Post!
Scrapbook Layout Inspired by a Card Sketch
When I create a beautiful card, I like to think about how I could use that card to inspire a scrapbook layout. If I can use one source of inspiration to make several projects that’s a huge bonus!
First I showed how you could create a card using a different colour scheme.
When you break the card down into its basic elements you have this basic sketch.
Use a Card Sketch to Design a Layout
With only a few minor adjustments this card sketch can be used to create a layout.
Look at the main elements of the card design. Decide how you can adapt those to a layout. For this sketch I kept these 3 main design features:
- The rectangle of patterned paper.
- The strip across the page.
To make the layout work I had to alter the design by:
- Moving the greeting/title.
- Adding space for journaling.
- Adding a few extra embellishments.
Design Elements to Keep
1. Keep the main embellishments in their location. For this sketch the flowers are running down the left side.
2. Find a place to insert your photos. I like the idea of replacing the rectangle of patterned paper with my photos.
3. For the strip across the page I used a few layers of washi tape. Having an element that reaches across the whole page draws your eye across and breaks up the page. (The chevron patterned washi tape is especially great for drawing your eye across the page!)
Alter the Design
1. Check the location of the title. Will it still work now that you have placed your photos? If my title was a single word it would have fit nicely in between the two photos, but with two words I shifted one above and one below the photos.
2. One of the most important things on a scrapbook page is the journaling. (Do you disagree? Read THIS post!) I like to keep the journaling as a part of the design process. By planning for journaling you are more likely to include it. On this page I planned for the journaling to be a part of the floral embellishment along the side of the layout.
3. With a 12×12 scrapbook page I had much more space for embellishment than I would with a card. Although I could have kept the floral embellishment solely along the left hand side I added a few more flowers and some wood veneer caption bubbles along the right side.
I hope this will help you take a card design that you love and create a stunning scrapbook layout. Don’t forget to pop over to Alison Day Designs to see the guest post I shared with 10 Ways to Bust your Stash!