Love Your Wedding Layouts in 20 Years: February 2011
Add a drop cap. If you're looking to add something special to your journaling, consider a drop cap (a larger first letter at the beginning of a block of text). This classic look, commonly found in books and magazines, will allow you to add a decorative element to your text while keeping the timeless look you're going for.
Try a script font. Script typefaces mimic handwriting-making them instant classics. Be sure to select script fonts with traditional lines that are easy to read. Follow Candice's lead and use script fonts to accent layout titles and for short blocks of journaling.
Simplify your palette. By limiting your palette to two to three colors, you'll keep the look fresh and current. Follow Kelly's lead and try one to two main colors and one accent color.
Neutralize it. Always include a neutral-like white, cream, black, brown, or gray-in your palette. These are the staples that will ground your bright colors and help your palette feel timeless. You can also use neutrals as the main colors on your layout and then select a single color as an accent for a look that's bold, yet still classic.
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