Challenge #79: Typography

I absolutely love typography – the general character or appearance of printed matter. From script to sans serif, handwritten to typewritten, I love the look of letters. It was fun to open up the July kit and see several patterned papers that featured different fonts, words and phrases in their design. So, inspired by those papers, our next challenge is to use typography as a design element on your next layout. Use the patterned papers from the kit, alpha stickers, die-cut words, whatever your letter-loving heart desires. Go beyond the usual title and journaling, though. Let’s see those letters shine! I asked our guest designer for July, Becky Williams, to get us started with some inspiration:

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Becky used typography in two fabulous ways. First, those triangles! See the pink and red papers with a handwriting design? Here’s how Becky describes adding those to her page: “I loved the triangle paper so I cut some bits out using my craft knife and added pieces of the text patterned papers to the openings. For some I cut only two sides and left the other side attached to create a flap”. I love that technique!

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Becky also used typography in her design by adding several words in several styles around her photo. From the sticker alphas spelling out “wish” to the die-cut “dream” and the little words in between, her photo is framed with things she had to say.

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I’m ready to play with triangles and word stickers right this moment! Are you as inspired as I am? Here’s how to play along:

1. Create a layout that uses typography in the design. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Come back to this post and leave a direct link to your layout in the comments.

3. You have THREE weeks to play! Enter by Wednesday, August 6th, 9 pm Pacific, to be eligible to win…

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… this amazing Open Road prize! Good luck and happy scrapping!

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