Friday, April 25, 2014

Get It Scrapped: Text in Layout Design

Text is a versatile and budget friendly tool. We all have supplies like letter stickers and dies in our stash. Why not use them? Why not put them to work to support one of our stories? I recently gave some of my dies a workout on a recent project for Get It Scrapped.

Adventure at the Zoo by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts, Basic Grey, Studio Calico, X-Cut; Flowers, Wood Veneer: Prima; Button, Flash Cards: Jenni Bowlin; Enamel Dot: My Mind’s Eye; Snaps: We R Memory Keepers: Other: label, dictionary page

The easiest way to add text unobtrusively is to create a tone on tone background. Choose words that support the story, then die cut them or use letter stickers that match a cardstock background. Use machine stitching as a way to add extra texture.

Once you have your background or canvas completed, you can then layer on other page elements with text. I chose a dictionary page which included the word " zoo" to support my story. I also added tiny animal flash cards and flowers which were created from text style papers.

Using text is a wonderful way to support the story. It's especially helpful when you want to theme a page but don't have the "right" themed supplies to support the story. You can create a custom tone on tone background and then add the elements of your choice. Plus, it's a wonderful way to use up some of your supplies.

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1 comment:

  1. We featured and linked to this post on Craft Foxes today - many thanks for letting us share your fabulous creativity with our readers!