by Andrea Steed
Not too long ago, when scrapbooking first became popular the corner rounding punch was THE tool to have. After a while, it became yesterday’s trend and a rounded edge on a photograph would make you cringe. However, as with all trends, if you wait long enough it will be “cool” again. It’s no surprise that the corner rounder is once again a favorite tool.
Dust off your corner rounder and try these fun ways to use it on your pages:
Round only the outside corner of each photograph and create a mosaic look with several photographs. The mosaic will be softened with the rounded outside corners.
Create a folder-tab title by rounding the edges of the top two corners of a cardstock title block. Then tuck the tab behind a photograph or patterned paper.
Design a color-blocked background with patterned paper and round the edges of each block for a unique look.
Use a corner rounder on opposite corners of a photograph. The rounded edges will draw the viewer’s attention and keep their eyes moving through the page.
Round the edges of patterned-paper squares and rectangles in various sizes and stamp the letters of your title on each block. Edge the paper in matching ink to create a more artsy outline.
However you choose to use the corner rounder, remember that a little goes a long way. One rounded edge in the midst of several strong edges will attract the viewer’s eye and make a big impact.