Spruce Up Your Pages with Scrapbooking Embellishments
Having this nagging doubt that you may upstage your precious
photos or clutter your pages with scrapbooking
One moment you're just so tempted to paste the embellishment
onto your page, and the next moment you're questioning yourself,
"Should I? Should I not?" You even wonder if you're just trying
to force that simply irresistible page accent onto your page to
satisfy your craving for? more embellishments.
Well, you're in good company. I still remember the first time
I encountered packets and packets of wondrous embellishments. My
eyes sparkled with enthusiasm, and my heart fluttered in
excitement and the truth was, I simply can't decide. What a
So for anyone who loves scrapbooking embellishments, we have
to learn some balancing acts and avoid falling into the trap of
overwhelming the pages with loads of such page accents.
Here's some tips for you to consider when you're holding that
simply irresistible piece of embellishment in your hand, and
pausing for that momentous decision.
- If it distracts people from your photos, you might be
better off saving that piece of embellishment for another page.
Let's remind ourselves that photos form the essence of
scrapbooking, not embellishments.
- If the reason to use the page accent is because it's the
coolest or hottest trend right now, upon reflection this may
not be so in the long run. Remember how you flinched in horror
as you looked back at your biggest fashion mistakes? It can
happen to your scrapbooking layouts too.
- If there's only a single photo especially with close-ups,
by all means launch into your most daring mode and spark up
your page with embellishments. But keep the scrapbooking
embellishments to the minimal, when there's multiple photos on
a single page.
- If the piece of accent has a functional purpose such as
concealing unsightly parts of your photo, adding balance to the
overall layout or holding another item in place, then use that
- If the embellishment boosts your story-telling ability for
the page, then jump on the chance.
- If the purpose of the embellishment is to copy what you've
seen people did in some magazine, it's might not speak of you
own style. Instead, follow your instincts and use whatever you
feel confident of expressing your style on the page!
There's probably no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to
scrapbooking with embellishments ideas. Just keep in view that an
embellishment or two when used in the right combination, will
contribute to the vision you've been trying to express in a
Happy scrapping with embellishments!
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