When you want to make something truly unique, try strips.
Strips are exactly what they claim, 1-inch-wide pieces of photos or paper that fit the grid perfectly. It's a look rarely seen outside of the world of Mosaic Moments® because without the grid, the look is difficult to achieve.
They can be used to create a faux panoramic, a unique accent, or an interesting design for your page.
Check out these examples below ...
Enhance the Landscape
Add an Accent
Placing small photos that have been cut into strips on either side of your layout is a fun way to accent the main photos.
You could do two different photos or split one photo, like Paije did here.
Surround it in Details
Create a Panoramic
Mix Up the Sizes
Using multiple lengths of strips in your design helps the panoramic blend in with the rest of your layout.
Look at how interesting the tree becomes when tucked inside the strips at the bottom.
Try Pattern Paper
Strips can be cut from any paper or cardstock, as well. Using pattern paper is a great way to set the mood or showcase the theme of your layout.
While this one is about Covid-19, you could easily do one with birthday or school papers, holidays, or any seasonal print.
Set the Scene
Strips are also a fun way to incorporate the overall scene into your design.
This way, viewers get to see the overall location, as well as the pictures of you there.
Turn Them Sideways
Strips do not have to be vertical. Here, Paije used horizontal strips to showcase the canyons.
We love how to she placed the names right in the middle of the rock photos.
Split With a Strip
A gorgeous landscape needs to be the focus, even it takes lots of photos combined to recreate it.
Here, Paije used multiple photos to create a beautiful faux panoramic. By adding a title strip across the center, she made it look like all of the photos match up perfectly. Amazing.
Make it Work
For this design, Candy did not have enough photos to go all the way across, so she added strips of pattern paper to the edges to finish her faux panoramic.
Note: Cameras, or phones, on automatic settings may change those settings so your photos come out different colors -- even if they are taken at the same time.
To help soften the difference between these two photos, Candy created a journaling block to place in the middle of her faux panoramic. This way, you still see the vastness of the Great Lake.