Monday, June 13, 2011

First Card with the Expression 2

Yea! I finally was able to play with my Expression 2 during the last few days! I used the quick start guide, found an image, and made the cut. Everything seemed OK. After a little more playing with different images, the machine would not resize any images. I was so happy to see Christina had a video series on her blog Creations With Christina about the E2. I decided to go through the calibration again and that must have worked because then the images could be resized. Thank you Christina for your excellent videos!
I had a lot of trouble trying to update the machine too--took several hours and before it was completed, an error came up and said I needed to turn it off and restart the E2. After the second attempt for the update goofed again, I turned it off. The next morning, I tried again and succeeded with the updates in a very short time.
Well, not to be outdone, I made a card with my first cut! I chose the shoe on Cricut American Alphabet!!

The white card is 5" x 6 1/2" and layered with purple paper. I used several more layers to bring in the red and purple theme! The shoe and the sentiment are from Cricut American Alphabet which was preloaded on the E2. I embossed the white mat with the Cuttlebug Textile Folder. I added a strip that had been cut with Martha Stewart Layered Arches edge punch. Recollections rhinestones add a little bling to the shoe. Actually, a hole is cut there on the image to see the shadow color, but I chose bling!!

I enjoy my first card using the new machine. Now to play some more!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! After all that and you created an amazing card. Can't wait to see the next one!

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  2. Wow, Glenda, this is so gorgeous! The embossing is fabulous! I love shoes, so this is just the perfect card!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  3. Gotta have bling! Love your girlie card. That's quite a heel!

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  4. What a great card! I love what I've been seeing of the Cricut American Alphabet cart. Have fun with your E2!!

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