I have included 2 photos, because I am learning also how to get the best photos that make the most of the cards. I feel that the second photo is much better, having re-read the advice I was given by Dad and not using a flash. I still think the lighting is a bit bright, but there is a much greater sense of the dimension on the card.
Cricut Imagine Pattern Cartridge – Elise
Cricut Cartridge – Heritage
This card originally came about because I designed the flourish frame on the Cricut Gypsy. I then continued with the Gypsy to ensure that all layers of central piece were in proportion with each other, before plugging it into the Cricut Imagine and cutting the elements from the patterned paper also printed on the Imagine. Using the pattern cartridge Elise, I could ensure the continuity of colour even though various patterns are used. I printed onto a lightweight, textured, off-white paper, and this gives a lovely soft vintage feel to the overall card.
To give the aged vintage feel, that I always associate with the era of the Cameo, I inked all paper edges with Tim Holtz Walnut stain distress ink.
Because I had printed onto a pliable paper I was able to make the rosette flowers with the gem centres.(I will post a demonstration of this next).
Thanks for looking