Friday, April 26, 2013

Get It Scrapped: Using Large Floral Patterns

Floral print papers have personality. Some are big and bold while others are small and delicate. If you don't use flowers often, then you may find them difficult to use on your layouts.

Floral patterns work well on layouts about nature. They can also be used to soften the tone of a layout. This works well on pages about children or relationships between friends or family. If you have a pattern that is large and bold, it may be helpful to cut them down to a smaller size. Your craft knife is a great tool to create delicate looking embellishments from floral patterned papers.

Nap Time by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper, Chipboard: Jenni Bowlin; Stickers: Pebbles, Dymo Label Maker; Alphas: Webster’s Pages; for Get It Scrapped

When I created Nap Time, I fussy cut a large floral pattern from a piece of paper, then I cut it apart and used it throughout the layout. It adds a sift touch to a page about my cats napping. I added small clocks to add to the theme of nap time.

You don't have to think of a flowers as the main motif for your story. Use them as an accent to create a soft touch to any layout.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the colors on this page Christy and the fussy cut flowers add such a pretty element to your layout!