I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut some designs I made for this layout: the title "Hopeful", the black leaves, and the white flourish border on the right side of the page. I used the black sketch pen with my Silhouette Portrait to write the caption at the bottom.
I use Silhouette Studio to design and cut almost all of my pieces that may resemble chipboard. For example, I designed the black "chipboard" leaves in Silhouette Studio. Before cutting, I duplicate each leaf one time so that I can make them a bit stiffer by gluing the two together after cutting and coloring them. They're made with 140 lb. watercolor paper and cut on my Silhouette Portrait. I usually color all of my pieces the color I want before I glue them together. The reason is that when I glue them together before painting them, particular paints or mists have trouble adhering to some glue that may have come out onto the front of the paper. In this example, I used Ranger's Distress Paint in "Black Soot" to color the leaves.
Before I made the video for this layout, I already had some flowers prepared. All 3 sizes of small roses are Wild Orchid Crafts flowers in white. To make the pink roses, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Color Shot in "Cosmopolitan Pink". As for the purple flowers on the page, I first misted them with Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mist in "Grape Fizz" then, while wet, I used Prima's color bloom spray in "Pressed Petal". After all of the flowers were dry, I added some Liquitex acrylic gesso over the raised surfaces. The larger purple flower is a Prima flower and the larger white flower is a KaiserCraft bloom.
"Hopeful" Layout Video Tutorial