Yesterday I decided to try and design a flower layout using the Gypsy, Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and the Cricut Expression. Though simple here are my results.
I used the 12X12 mat format and Gypsy Wanderings cartridge (key 3, Tag Shadow) to layout one Scalloped circle set at 4.17 inch width, two set at 3 inch width and 3 set at 2 inch width. As you can see I repeated this design, because I wanted to use two different colors of paper. I use a business card holder that I bought at Staples as a stand for the Gypsy.
I placed the two cardstock colors side by side on the 12X12 mat. Because I did not decide to write a blog about this until this morning I can't show you the cutout pieces on the mat, but I can show you the negative.
My pretty blue Expression settings were as follows: Speed at 4, Pressure at 4 and Blade at 4. After it had finished cutting the first time, I told the Gypsy to repeat the design to make sure it had thoroughly cut the cardstock I used.
I inked both sides of each cut out piece than I crumpled them a bit. To assemble I laid the pieces on top of each other and using a piercing tool made a hole through the layers. Than I finished the flower by fastening the layers with a flower brad.
Supplies used are as follows: AC Cardstock Christmas; AC Cardstock Neutrals; Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye and Fired Brick. I'm not sure of the brand name for the flower brads used.