Sunday, April 28, 2013

Silhouette Sunday

This my favorite card I have made with my Silhouette so far! The dress is a cut file from the Silhouette Store and so is the guys tux piece. The dress is designed to be the card front, but I decided to layer onto some subtle patterned paper and then onto a peach card. I added some colored gems and some liquid pearls and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

I love how it turned out! And this weekend (until May 2nd) at the Silhouette Store, everything is 50% off!! So instead of getting 5 files for $5, you get 10! I can't believe the cutting files that compare to many I have paid $10-$30 for that I can now purchase for 99 cents- 50 cents right now! I debated long and hard before purchasing my Silhouette because I didn't know how hard it would be to set up and use, and because they are expensive. The one I have (the smaller Portrait) usually is $150 or so and the larger is around $300. But I do believe in the long run, owning the Silhouette will save me money. I love my dies and punches, but will not be buying them any more. I am not being paid or given anything to say this- it is just my opinion. And I am just beginning- I have so much to learn, but what I have figured out is very easy.

Here is another favorite card I have designed using a Silhouette Studio cutting file. The purse and the shoe come together in one cutting file and both had flourishes on them. I had trouble getting the shoe to cut because the flourishes went all the way to the sides of the shoe and it fell apart each time I cut it. So I figured out how to separate the flourishes from the shoe and took them away and just cut the high heel shoe in white. I created a black and white square card, cut the border with a Martha Stewart set of punches and attached the shoe and purse.

I am entering the floral dress card in the challenge at Shelley's Images for May Flowers and the Diecuts or Punches challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend.

Stamping (and Silhouette) smiles, Karen


Crackerbox Palace Stamping Chit Chat said...

Really nice cards Karen, and you are really going to town on the Silhouette, thumbs up to you!
Vicky Briggs

happyglitzygirl said...

Certainly looks like you are getting the hang or your Silhouette, well done, blessings Hilde

Amanda said...

Wow so gorgeous, love it, thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW