Scrapbooking pages and layout should always have a focal point. Your page should tell a story, and a focal scrapbook layoutpoint is the easiest way to do just that. It should be the first thing you see on the page. Here are some suggestions on how to create the right focal point for your craft pages.

Use large photos – In general, large photos make wonderful focal points because they are first to catch the eye. If you have a photograph that you like to put on a scrapbook, you may want to have the photo enlarged if it is not already the right size.

Mat your photo – Glue the photo on a paper mat for added décor. When matting your photo, be sure to select colors that complement your photo so your focus remains on it. Also, experiment with the sizes of the mats for your focal-point photo. You can try varying the widths of the mat, leaving an uneven mat for journaling or using patterned paper to enhance the general theme of your layout.

Add shape – When matting your focal point photo, do not feel limited to the size and shape of the original. Call attention to it by adding contrasting shapes. For instance, a circular photo on a square mat or an oval photo on a rectangular mat can make good focal point options.

Put some accents – Enhancements are an easy way to highlight a focal point photo, especially if you are dealing with a photo that is not all that bright or eye-catching. Adding embellishments to your focal point is a smart way to instantly convey the theme or message of a layout. Make sure that the enhancements do not overshadow the focal point.