Here’s a nifty scrapbooking technique. To make great coordinating embellishments draw (or for those of us who are pencil-challenged, stamp) a flower directly onto patterned paper that coordinates with your layout. Cut it out, ink or chalk around the edges to give it a bit of dimension and fix it to your layout with a big brad in the centre.
Make sure you position the flower on your layout first and pierce a hole with a pin, because the prongs of the brad may damage the layout if you just try to force them through.
Make different sized flowers in coordinating papers and layer them for a great look.
And as an added bonus, it’s also a good way to use up those scraps of leftover papers.