Hello again! I’m here with two more cards using the filigree image from the “Straight from the Nest” cartridge. For this round, I cut the filigree layer in brown cardstock and overlayed it on brightly colored mats (hot pink and lime green). I think I like this method better rather than cutting the filigree in the brightly colored paper. I also changed the direction of the 5×5 card’s opening, making it open vertically instead of horizontally. This card can be altered to any one’s desire using more mats, ribbon, buttons, or leaving it plain. For the pink card, I applied the 4.5 inch brown filigree image over a 4.5 inch pink mat but then decided to add another 4.75 inch mat to the back of this to give it a framed look. It also adds a nice weight to the overall card with the extra layer. The green card’s filigree matted layer is popped up with dimensionals to make it pop off from the card base. I added ribbon and then hand stitched a button to the center of the card (which was no easy task since the ribbon and cardstock proved tough to put a needle through) :).
The blue and brown card I previously posted cut decently except for one tiny tear in the filigree image; but, since I had two more to cut today, I decided to change my Cricut’s settings to: Blade 6, Speed 3 (medium), Pressure 5 (max). This worked beautifully as you can see in the picture below. All of the papers used are regular cardstock from Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby in 8/12 x 11 sheets. I believe the only real change was to the speed (from fast to medium) which allowed the intricate details to cut more cleaner with no tears at all. To apply adhesive to intricate cuts, I rely on my favorite Zig 2 Way Glue Pen (pic below).
Thanks for looking!