When it comes to layout designs, one of the easiest ways I know to keep it simple is to fill a majority of the page with a photo. I especially love this technique for stellar shots - it's a great way to showcase a wonderful capture!
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When the photo occupies a large portion of your page, you have to keep the design uncomplicated to let it shine. Here my photo spans the whole 12-inch height of the page and is about 7 inches wide, so there's not much room for anything else on the page. To accent the photo without overwhelming it, I created a vertical border of tags, die cuts and various embellishments.
The border covers the seam between the photo and cardstock and softens the transition between the two. Notice that I staggered the elements, rather than aligning them into a straight column. The jagged stack of embellishments helps add interest to the simple design, and makes it look more intricate than perfectly aligned elements would.
A few lines of journaling in the lower left corner are all this page needs to be complete. And the column of white space that remains above keeps the whole design fresh and uncluttered. So the next time you want to make a quick and easy page, try this Bold Bordered technique out!
And have a super Saturday!