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When working on scrapbook pages and cards, I think about where I want the focus to be. Is it the title, a certain photo, a beautiful accent? Deciding that allows me to arrange the project’s items so the focus is in the correct place. One of the easiest ways for me to ensure I have a design that flows and places the focus in the right place is the rule of thirds. So let’s talk about what the rule of thirds is and how to use it when designing.
The rule of thirds takes your project and divides it into nine equal parts. Basically, you’re “drawing” a tic-tac-toe grid on your project (not literally, but in your mind). This grid defines where the thirds are on your project so you can place items either on a line for one of the thirds or where two lines intersect. The great thing about the rule of thirds is it applies to anything – layouts, cards, home decor, and more. Once you start looking for it, you’ll see the rule of thirds applied everywhere. Seeing the rule of thirds in action will help you identify it and know how to use it.