I wanted to share a quick tip with you that makes your layouts look like you spent a lot of time…when you totally didn’t. Ready? Use some ink on your edges. I know it sounds like a no brainer that I’m sure many of you have already thought about or use, but for me it was kind of a major epiphany.
Hitting the edges of my paper layers with a little ink has taken them from flat to dimensional. Here are a few examples of how I’ve used ink to add to the layers of my pages.
Seriously this takes no time at all! I almost exclusively use Tim Holtz Distress Inks because they can be layered and they wash off my hands easily. If you do not have a foam applicator you can always just rub the ink pad along the edge of the paper. This technique gives a deeper tint, but it accomplishes the same thing!