Alright, if you did your homework, then your font library is now filled with some fun new font families just waiting to be used! And one of the easiest ways to incorporate those fonts into your page design is by using them in a title. No more searching for that perfect color of chipboard alpha without any missing letters - your fonts are always fully stocked and ready to make a dazzling title! Here are a few tips and ideas to help you do just that:1. Mix different style fonts to create a bold title.
This sweet page from Jody Wenke uses the bold, blocky font Impact and the softer, handwritten CK Cursive to create a simple but stunning title. Applying a tan color to the word "Smile" makes it coordinate perfectly with the cute photo.
To create an interesting title block (that also serves as my page journaling!) I mixed up lots to different fonts in various sizes and printed them on a lined patterned paper. Some of the fonts I used include Chrispy, Vaguely Repulsive, Traveling Typewriter, Stencil Case, and Century Gothic.
2. Apply an outline to your font for variety.
To reinforce her main title of "I Scrapbook" (using the font Franklin Gothic), Beth Proudfoot used the same font in outline form on her subtitles, adding the small script words in the font Amelie. This type trick works great to keep the main focus on the title, but allows the subtitles to coordinate fabulously!
I used the same outline trick here with the font Clarendon, filling the letters with white and applying a black stroke before printing it on aqua cardstock and trimming it out. The title has a lighter, airier feel which fits with the theme of the page.
3. Mix fonts with scrapbook supplies for a one-of-a-kind title.
I wanted to use white stickers for my title-on-photo here. But I didn't have the perfect letter stickers. The solution? Create the white part of the title with fonts! After opening my photo in Photoshop, I created a new text layer and typed the word "girl" using the font Jailbird Jenna in white. I then printed the photo and used letter stickers to complete the title.
Jody created a perfectly spectacular title by combining a simple san-serif font with acrylic letters applied over the top. I love the subtle effect and how it cleverly references a window with the glass-like transparency!
4. Vary the font sizes to make a longer title pack a punch.
Your page title can also serve as your journaling, especially if you vary the point size of the letters on each line, like Beth did on this page. Use the "force justify" option when setting your text to evenly space the lines of journaling across the entire width of the text block.
5. Use a font as a template for a handwritten title.
For this vacation page, I wanted a scripty, handwritten title to spell out the word "Akumal." But I wasn't confident in my ability to hand-letter it myself. So I found a font I liked (Loki-Cola) and printed it on my cardstock in a very light gray. I traced over the gray outline with a black pen. The result looks like a hand-sketched title, but without the stress!
Hopefully these tips will inspire you to play with your arsenal of fonts - the possibilities for titles are truly endless! If you do create a page, please post it to our Flickr Gallery and leave me comment here so I can check it out. And hey - have fun!