No scrapbook page is complete without a few embellishments. One of the most common embellishments happens to be flowers, since they provide such a versatile option. Most scrappers have flowers on hand to add to scrapbook layers. You can easily find silk, fabric, felt, chipboard, and paper flowers. Some embellishments come shaped like flowers too, including buttons, brads, eyelets, and gems. Die cuts, stamps, punches, and templates may also be available in flowers for you to use.
Since so many flower products are available for scrapbooking, it’s easy to see why they are used in many layouts. Not only can they be used on feminine pages, but they look great on masculine pages too. By adding some flowers to your pages, you add interest and texture without upstaging your photos. If you really enjoy flower embellishments, you’ll find that they can be used in many innovative and creative ways. Here are some great ideas for incorporating flowers into your layouts that you may not have thought about trying.
One fun ways you can add flowers to your scrapbooking is to use some circle punches to make your own cool flowers. Put a button in the very center and then use five or seven small circles to make the petals of the flower. Another exciting way to use flowers is to take plain fabric flowers and use acrylic paint or ink to stamp patterns on them. This will give them a unique appearance that will really stand out on your page.
If you want to make the photos on your page stand out, considering using flowers as a border. The flowers can be arranged all around the photo as a border, which will really set the photo off. However, if you choose this route, only add the border to one of the photos on the page to avoid making the page look too busy.
Journaling is an important part of scrapbooking and you can make your journaling stand out with flowers as well. Take some small flowers and then use them to create small bullet points for the journaling you want to add to the page.
If you want to use the same type of flower on the specific layout you’re working on, you can find a way to keep the flowers the same without making them look boring. You can add eyelets, gems, mini beads, buttons, ribbon, or brads to the middle of the flowers to make them just a bit different from each other.
Do you like using chipboard flowers? If so, there are quite a few fun things you can do with them on your scrapbooking pages. One fun idea is to quill on top of the chipboard flower for a unique look. You can also use tiny mini beads to cover the chipboard flowers, offering a 3D look that really adds to your page.