If you haven’t heard, Canva, a web-based graphic design site, has grown in popularity with creatives over the past few years. Gone are the days of trying to figure out how to make awesome digital designs using Photoshop (the learning curve is steep, y’all)! Canva offers a full range of design tools that are simple and easy to use.
As a business owner, I use Canva to make graphics for my videos and events, as well as slide decks for my online classes. However, I have recently discovered a ton of tools in Canva that can be used to edit and enhance my photos. To be honest, I am currently in the process of learning how to use Photoshop. But, when I need a quick and easy tool to get the job done, I turn to Canva!
In today’s video, I share a brief look at how I used Canva to turn my 4×6 inch photos into 3.5 inch circle photos using a circle frame tool. Now, keep in mind that if Canva is not available to you or if you do not desire to use an online tool to edit your photos, you can always use a circle punch, metal dies, or a shape template to create this design.
Bottom line: USE WHAT YOU GOT, BABY!
THE VIDEO! To see this layout come together, click on the following video. Photos of this project are provided below along with links to available products used for this project.
For this project, I used materials from the Live and Let Grow Collection by Jen Hadfield (American Crafts). Using a circle punch, I created pattern paper circles that measure roughly 3.5 inches. The photos and the pattern paper circles are positioned to frame the title and the journaling text block.
The pattern paper circles are embellished with layered clusters of die cuts and stickers. The elements selected represent a meaningful aspect of the story. Any guesses? Be sure to watch the video learn more!
TIP: Creating small anchors for layered embellishments is a great design option if layering is a bit challenging. Focusing on a small area of layered clusters is less intimidating and offers lots of opportunity to practice your layering skills.
Be sure to check out the video for this project on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! And to learn more about Canva, click HERE! I hope you are inspired to give this web-based design tool a try!
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