When I first started scrapbooking, I thought I had to fill every part of my page. Since then, I’ve discovered that some of my favorite pages are those on which I leave white space (aka undecorated space). Check out this So Happy Together 2-page layout below featuring photos of Brian and the kids fishing at my cousin’s farm.
Here’s a closeup of the left side of the layout. I kept plenty of white space around my title/photo block. This technique works to draws the eye across the left page and over across the right page when the 2 pages are side-by-side. And here’s the right side of the layout.
The white space around the decorated parts of the page really make the photos “pop”. Try leaving a little white space on your next page….I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Stamp set: happiness always; Inks: old olive, rich razzleberry; Cardstock: sahara sand, old olive, whisper white, rich razzleberry, cottage wall DSP; Embellishments: rich razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon; Tools: scallop edge punch, curly label punch, wide oval punch, big shot, stampin’ up! timeless type alphabet junior medium sizzlits dies, multi-purpose platform, cutting pads