Oh yeah - still loving my Silhouette. A co-worker requested a Retirement card for her mother. I wanted to do something a little different. The flower pot and insert were purchased from Silhouette and are designed by Lori Whitlock. While the flowers she has with that file are nice, they are just a little too one dimensional for my taste. So, fortunate for me I had another file I had purchased (also by Lori) for a 3-D flower. These were much more suited to my needs and with the click and drag of my mouse I was able to take her large flower, and scale them to the size I needed. Oh the joys of the Silhouette. After cutting my flowers I used my stylus to shape them and bend the edges....then I layered them together and added some small glass beads to the center. They flowers didn't quite fill the space, which was fine I wanted it to look like a pretty busy pot of flowers, so I added a few flowers from Recollections. Then I die cut a few leaves and shaped them, as well as punching a few pieces of greenery from a Martha Stewart leafy punch. Then I adhered them to the background piece - on some of the pieces I used my Collal glue to keep the leaves raised.
I assembled this pot, and then used my Silhouette to type a sentiment, and print and cut it to the size I needed for the inside. Adding to the reality of this bouquet I placed a little 'lady bug' in the corner. Of course this card is a little thick with all those sweet blooms so I handcrafted a box to put it in with a belly band around the middle. My co-worker was pleased.
Supplies: Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock Designs, Recollection Flowers, MS punch, Button, Glass beads, Embossing folder, Ribbon, Collal glue.