On an Angle
Many trends are not just fun doo-dads or new products we find to buy and add to our projects. Trends often come straight from the wonderful imagination and creative abilities found in the wide world of paper crafting. Searching card sketches and scrapbook layouts are great places to find such creative trends. Today our focus is all about the design, and a simple one, setting your design on an angle. Take a look at today’s featured projects that wonderfully avoid keeping all things straight…
Card by Lindsay Amrhein, image source Note to Self
White space makes a big impact on many of the angled projects featured today. Clean and modern, white space frames colorful, graphic designs set on the diagonal on very attractive CAS cards.
Card by Karen Walker, image source Random Reflections
A bold, straightened sentiment can also be accentuated when set on top some colorful lines that are artfully askew.
Card by Sabrina Alery, featuring stamps from Papertrey Ink, image source The Honor Roll
Stencil designs used with a diagonal layout have been very popular in recent on line challenges and classes, too.
Stenciled card by Cornelia, image source Stempel Spass
Your favorite image or any graphic stamps repeatedly inked or colored in a beautiful palette are great building blocks for an angled layout.
Simply taking a layer and setting it at an unexpected angle adds more interest to your layout, too. A clever, intentionally crooked card looks artful and casual at the same time.
Of course, there are always a few things we can find to buy to help us create some of the latest trendy designs. Diagonal stripe stencils, dies and cover plates provide you with tools to perfect that angled background.
Card by Nichole Heady, featuring Papertrey Ink Diagonal Stripes Cover Plate, image source Capture the Moment
Stitches and Stripes Cover Up Die, image source Lil Inker Designs
Card by Laura Pryor, image source Lil Inker Designs blog
Scrapbook layouts cannot be ignored in this easy going design trend. Capture eye catching movement on a page with a slanted design then add a few trendy embellishments, like arrows, flair, washi tape and ink splatters and your trendy page is complete.
Scrapbook page by Krissy Clark McKee, image source These Boots Were Made for Blogging
Strippy Stripes scrapbook layout and digital images by Zoliofrope, image source Sweet Shoppe Designs
Take one of the main elements on your project, set it at an angle and it seems to come right into focus. Framed sentiments demonstrated on these next cards are terrifically slanted. These next projects also feature some of our recent favorite trends, shiny metallic gold, fun sequins and ink splatter. Check ’em out…
Card by Justin Krieger, featuring stamp, dies and products from Stampin’ Up!, image source JK Cards
Card by Bridget Finlay, image source Bridget’s Paper Blessings
Isn’t it wonderful when something doesn’t have to be perfectly centered and straight to look amazing? Popular sketches and layouts seem to start a trend of their own and it’s been fun finding some terrifically angled designs to share with you. Go ahead, avoid the straight and narrow today. Happy crafting, everyone!