I have shared several layouts in the past few months showing how I am incorporating my Project Life core kit cards into my regular scrapbook layouts. I have several core kits now and since I’ve cut back on Project Life to about once a month (except for some special layouts I have been working on – more on that soon!), I need to incorporate the cards into my layouts to really maximize them.
One of the easiest ways? Use them to ground titles.
I do this often.
Here’s a layout I shared last year. The journaling card was the perfect place for my longer title and the accent cards were already cut to shape and so easy to add.
I shared this one a few weeks ago. While the title is actually printed on the card, I used the top of that same card to add the date, so it worked in just the same way.
In my layout today, I used a journaling card specifically for my title once again.
The journaling card has just enough detail to help the title stand out, yet it’s not too busy to distract. Sometimes when I add titles to pattern paper backgrounds, they can get lost in the pattern. The lines and grids in the background of the journaling cards provides the perfect backdrop.
Trying to keep the layout playful in contrast to the severe black background, I scattered some white embossed hearts from top left to bottom right to add diagonal flow. I also added in a few enamel dots. I didn’t think paint splatters would show up on the dark background, but I may go back and add some. I think those corners still need something.
I matted the photo with several layers of pattern paper and vellum so that it wouldn’t disappear on the black cardstock background. The mats are at slight angles to add play up the whimsical feel. I love how the white heat embossing turned out against that black background. I made a few embellishments by punching hearts from two of the 3×4 cards and one of my pattern papers. Using a circle punch over the heart, I was able to get a circle with the heart negative in the middle. I added black punched hearts in the centers to get the contrast.
If you find yourself trying out Project Life and purchasing a core kit, keep in mind you can use the elements on your regular layouts too. You don’t have to limit them to the divided page protectors. Have you come up with a unique way to use journaling cards on your own layouts?
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