Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary - Putting My Silhouette to the Test

Tomorrow is my sweet parents 47th wedding anniversary. I should've made this card several days ago when they were still here in the Bay Area so the card wouldn't be late (my biggest pet peeve). I guess I was having too much fun when they were here to work in my little studio.

Tonight I decided to take on Cath's Moxie Fab World Challenge: Diggin' on Doilies and Lace. This card, my friends, shows what the Silhouette machine can do! Yowser! This butterfly lace circle was cut with my Silhouette. It's by far the most complicated cut I've had my machine do.

I was going to put the numbers 47 on the card, but I didn't want to cover up the beautiful lace. I also propped up the entire lace layer on foam tape so it's not flat on the card front. I only wish I had used a plain cream cardstock instead of a confetti paper, because the "confetti" looks like stray ink marks. Oh well!
Well, have a good one. Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Crushed Curry (SU!), Cream Confetti (my stash)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Tools: Small oval punch (SU!), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart), Silhouette (butterfly_lace_circle_C000501_19210)
Other: Bling frame (Heidi Swapp), Heart Thicker (American Crafts), foam tape (3M), Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

29 comments:

Jo Eades said...

Wow Anthonette, that is truely beautiful and amazing. Love it as I'm sure your parents will too!

Sam said...

OH WOW! Your card is stunning Anthonette. That butterfly lace is breathtaking. I'm lost for words.

:-)
Sam.

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! this is just gorgeous Anthonette! I love what you are doing with your silouette...

E.T said...

this is just gorgeous... after looking at your card i went to the Silhouette site to check out its price.. ROFL It is nowhere near my budget especially after conversion! Just gotta wait for my Cuttlebug... that one I can afford to buy! :)

cbuswell said...

Really, really beautiful, LOVE IT!

GabrielaD said...

wow... this is just gorgeous. good job!

Wish your parents a happy anniversary from me!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Happy Anniversary to your folks...that's totally fabulous!

Cath said...

Hey Anthonette! Thanks so much for entering the Diggin' on Doilies and Lace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Kerry said...

This is so beautiful! It makes me want to look into getting the Silhouette! :)

Jen Tapler said...

Oh my crap girl. This is unbelievable!!! Your best Silhouette card yet!! :-) LOVE it! I bet your Mom cries!! LOL.

ivy said...

beautiful!

Tethered2Home said...

That is stunnng! I don't think my cricut would be able to make such an intricate clean cut. Unbelievable.

wendyp said...

oh my gosh! This is stunning!!! I want a silouette now!!!!! LOL!

Donna said...

YOWZA!

Now .. what is the Silhouette? Stampin' Up?

d

Ericka said...

Anthonette!
JUST BEAUTIFUL! I think you are convincing me to get a Silhouette machine!

hugs,
Ericka

Rachel D said...

This is stunning! I've been toying with the idea of buying a Silhouette - your blog is so enabling. :)

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog.

Karen B. said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful! And wow, to know a machine can cut that intricate! Not only is the design of the lace so lovely, but I really like how you contrasted it against the yellow and the brown heart! I think they will love it!

~kelly marie~ said...

This card is so crazy amazing! WOW! Seriously stunning!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Anthonette, this card is just incredible! Love all the detail! I'm sure your parents will thoroughly enjoy their beautiful card. =)

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wow, this is so pretty! And congratulations to your mom and dad on 47 years! YAY! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! This is gorgeous1

Julie Cameron said...

Fabulous! I have a unlimited subscription for my silhouette and I love it! Its a wonderful toy! Nice card and happy anniversary to your parents.

Savitri said...

Girlie, WOW! This is amazing!!! I LOVE what you did with your machine! I need to use my cutter to its potential but looking at yours I want to get a Silhouette so that I can download me some Sil. stuff :)

Brooke S said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

marianagrigsby said...

Wonderful card, Anthonette! I am sure your parents will love it! Congratulations to them! TFS

marianagrigsby said...

Wonderful card, Anthonette! I am sure your parents will love it! Congratulations to them! TFS

Courtney Baker said...

Okay how did I miss this card. I'm seriously in love with this! I'll send you my addy :) jk!

terisplace said...

Anthonette, wow! I can't believe you used your machine to cut that. So pretty and cool!
I do dig this card, too!

Teri

Jessica said...

What a lovely anniversary card, Anthonette!!! Love the colors and the delicate lace-like sheet. The silhouette has totally passed the test :)