Using florals has never been an issue to me or to them as I don't associate flowers with feminine or masculine layouts. Ever since I started scrapbooking, I have used photos of my boys. I always ask their permission and they enjoy looking back at older layouts.
If you do worry about a layout being too “feminine” a good tip is to use colours that you would associate with the person you are putting in the spotlight on your layout. My son Damien loves blues and greens and is also a plant lover. Next year, he will be studying horticulture so I found it fitting to use those colours for this layout. The photos also had blue tones so the colour choice seemed to work nicely.
To create the flowers I used the Bitterroot Layering Stencil and coordinating die set. Another similar set is the Flower Bunch Coloring Stencil. It also comes with a coordinating die.
For extra embellishments, I used the Just Leaves Die Set. I didn't have any cardstock to match so I used the same ink colours as for the Bitterroot floral image: Lapis Lazuli Crisp Ink Set and greens from the Spring Bouquet Crisp Ink Set. For the leaves, I blended some green colour onto scrap white cardstock using the Altenew Blending Tool. Then I cut out the leaves with the leaf dies from the Craft-a-flower Buttercup Set.
The layout is designed around two layers of striped patterned papers from A Love For Stripes Paper Set C and three flower clusters. How do you use florals on your more “masculine layouts or cards? I'd love to know. Maybe you have some examples. If you do, tag me on social media. I'm always looking for new inspiration.
Curious to see the whole process? Watch how the layout came together in the video below or hop over to YouTube for an HD experience.
Happy Scrapping and stay safe.