Sunday, June 12, 2011

A card for a friend using The Graphics Fairy and my Silhouette

An alternate title for this post could be "How my husband became a Silhouette widower."  He came up with the term, so it must be really bad. 

So obviously I have been spending some time with my unnamed buddy (although I'm seriously considering Rocco...). I figured out how to download an image from The Graphics Fairy, and cut it out.  It's pretty slick...

The dress form is originally very detailed, so it was very cool to have the machine cut out the outline.

  I attached it to a piece of black card stock that I cut the "old fashioned" way.  The tag and the "Hello" were cut by the Silhouette.  I added  lovely washi tape to the edge and corners, along with some awesome fibers.
Here's the back!

This is a graphic I downloaded from their store.  I'm pretty impressed by the detail...
Now that I've made this card and written this post, I think I'll go reintroduce myself to the Mister...




  1. hiya really great card i love all the details and the layout x tfs
    oh and any chance you could explain how you made the graphic fairy image into a silhouette cutting file ?

  2. Love your new design and your new friend is the perfect helper!

  3. Man, this is awesome! I really have to get a silhouette! Thank you for sharing. If you have time hop over and join my linky party on Thursday, I would love to have you!

  4. Oh you are really tempting me! I love being able to use whatever image you want. I hope you left your hubs a supply of food 'cause he won't be seeing you. And Rocco!!! YES.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you turned that graceful dress-form image in to a reverse silhouette.

    I think support groups will be popping up very soon for men (and women) who have "lost" their spouses to blogging and crafting ;-)


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