This clean and simple page, the subject of my lovely dad's birthday, uses floral papers balanced with a dark brown background. I'm not worried about using flowers for masculine subject matter and I'm sure Dad won't mind either. Recently I've been trying to use up some of my stack of coloured cardstock. I find it easy to use blue, green or red, but other colours can be a little challenging. Not that I have a huge amount, I'm not really a stash collector, but I do like to get a fairly quick turnaround on what I have...there's just too much lovely stuff out there......hence the layered brown and yellow background which gives the added bonus of a little weight to the page, making it easier to place in an album.
The layered title was cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Cutting welded words is so simple to do, it's literally a couple of clicks and makes creating a unique title that much easier. The script font I used for "Birthday" is called bromello and for "DAD's" I used Accord Light SF.
I used sketch no.73 as a starting point and stuck fairly close, I just didn't use as many embellishments and moved my journaling.
I'm definitely getting back to scrapping regularly, although I'm popping to the shop to pick up some matchboxes in a few minutes for a spot of altering...