Ever feel like people don’t spend as much time gazing at your scrapbook layouts as your pages deserve?
What is it about some pages that cause people to stop and really look?
Well, it can be a number of different things, but one of the big characteristics that draw people in are layers.
When you have layers, you have some things hidden, only partially peeking out.
And that causes mystery.
People love a mystery. Just look at the popularity of the TV show, Lost. It was one mystery after another that kept the audience coming back, episode after episode and season after season.
Layers Suck People Into a Scrapbook Layout
The more layers you have on your scrapbook layouts, the more time someone needs to spend trying to “solve” all those layers. And the longer you can keep them at it, the more they’re interacting with it and making an emotional connection.
So if you want to engage people longer and get them to connect with your scrapbook layout and your story, try creating some layers.
Want a little guidance or inspiration?
In this week’s episode of Paperclipping I share a new Flexible Template: Layered Diagonals. It’s a template for creating layers on your pages. If you’re experienced with layers, this might give you a new way to make them. If you’re new to it, it’ll give you some direction to give you confidence and get you going!
You’ll see me put together two pages — both full of layers. You’ll learn more about the design principles that go into them, too.
This scrapbooking video tutorial is available for members in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.