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Scrapbooking Design Tip: An Easy Way to Create Balance on a Two-page Layout

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Echo Park; Snowflake cut file: Echo Park from the Silhouette Design Store; Nuvo Drops: Tonic Studios; Glimmer brush: Wink of Stella; Embroidery floss: DMC; Corner rounder: Fiskars; Computer font: Century Gothic

This layout showcases a design concept I use often on two-page layouts and it is a super easy way to create balance. On one side I will have a busier, more detailed design while on the other side I go with a more simple, less detailed design. It really doesn't get much easier than that.

The interesting part about this layout in particular and how it follows that concept is that you could look at either side and say it is the more detailed or less detailed side depending on what you look at. Kind of crazy, right!?

The left side has a solid, white cardstock background (simple)...

and the right side has four squares of busy patterned papers (detailed.)

The left side has a large background of circles and snowflakes along with my title and journaling (detailed)...

and the right side has minimal embellishments (simple.)

Either way you choose to look at it, they both balance each other out. There are many different ways you can create balance on a layout, but this one, this concept tends to be the one I use the most.

Simple on one side, detailed on the other.

It's so simple and so effective. And, it's an easy concept that can be applied to endless design ideas!

*This layout is based on a sketch from the Sketches for 6x6 Paper Pads: Two-page Sketches bundle. You can find it by clicking the picture or link below.

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Sherri Couture
Sherri Couture
Jan 06, 2021

Best sketches ever!

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