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Designing on the Diagonal



Hey Everyone!! It’s Sarah here today and sadly this is my last post on the Clique Kits Design Team. I’ve had such a great time being a part of this team, but it’s my time to say goodbye! I will always love the kits though, and I definitely plan on sticking around to check out what the new design team has in store!!

Ok, now back to my layout! I want to share with you how to create a layout on a diagonal design. Now, if you’re looking at something, your eye automatically looks from the bottom left, to the top middle, then to the .bottom right. It’s the natural way your brain processes things, so when you create your design on the diagonal, it’s very visually appealing. It flows easily and guides your eye right to where you want to look!

For this layout, I used all the beautiful embellishments in this month’s kit to create a diagonal line that I put my photo on. I also layered the patterns on this layout in the background loosely following the rule of thirds. If you don’t know what the rule of thirds is, it’s basically a rule in art that stems from the theory that the human eye naturally gravitates towards intersection points that occur when the image is split into thirds. So things often look more appealing when they’re set along these lines in composition 🙂



I clustered some of the printables from this month with a cute little camera stamp and those awesome wood veneers and enamel dots that came in the add ons this month. I just kept placing things along the diagonal line until I liked the way it looked!


I made my title out of one of the wood veneers and the scripty phrase stickers that came in the kit and made sure I kept that on the diagonal too. I just wanted to keep everything flowing in that direction.


Those vellum hearts are one of my favorite things in this kit!


Once I had placed everything down that I wanted on there, I stamped these adorable heart clusters and the chevron arrows from the Oh Snap stamp set by Honey Bee Scraps. I absolutely love this set! It’s got the cutest camera stamps, and if you know me, you’ll know I’m completely addicted to cameras!


I finished this layout off with a little bit of journaling underneath my photo and that was it! I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to the amazing girls at Clique Kits for having me on their team! I’ve loved every minute of it!!



6 thoughts on “Designing on the Diagonal

  1. Sarah, this is such a great layout. Love it. 🙂


  2. Sarah, what a beautiful layout!!! I am so glad that you are going to stay with the Clique


  3. Awesome layout Sarah! I love all the details. So much eye candy to look at.


  4. LOVE this, Sarah!! its so beautiful – i may have to scraplift 🙂


  5. I do love the design and moevement of all your embellishments!


  6. “There is no need to resubmit your comment”


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